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flap in the front wheel wells

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dunnman19, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Apr 25, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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    dunnman19

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    There is a flap in the front wheel wells, that I'm assuming is to protect the engine compartment from debris kicked up by the tires. How important is this flap, what is it actually called and where can I find another? I've attached a picture of what I am talking about. Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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  2. Apr 25, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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    medic2230

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    Mine flopped off a long time ago. Never bothered to replace them. Never had a issue with it.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    Doesnt look like you need a new one so much, just another clip to hold it in place.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2012 at 4:51 AM
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    I'm missing one too. I was thinking of just making one out of an old mudflap or something but I'm really, really lazy. In the long run I suppose it's good to have it.
     
  5. Apr 26, 2012 at 4:57 AM
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    I'd just go to the plumbing section of your hardware store and buy 1/16th" rubber gasket material and make a new one
     
  6. Apr 26, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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    After installing a 1" BL... all my engine bay liners came up short...

    so I got some Pond Liner from Home Depot... and made my own

    a hole punch and a block of hardwood comes in handy...
    I made my own hole punch from a brass fitting I had laying around

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  7. Apr 26, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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    trmarshall1

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  8. Sep 19, 2015 at 9:30 PM
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    thunderone

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    im gonna have to pick some up when I'm financially able
     
  11. Sep 20, 2015 at 9:38 PM
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    catattacksdog

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    I too used pond liner. Surprisingly simple to do. And WAY cheaper than oem pieces. Dealer quoted $50 each piece!
     
  12. Sep 20, 2015 at 10:00 PM
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    you found pond liner tough enough for the job? never handled any before
     
  13. Sep 20, 2015 at 10:06 PM
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  14. Sep 21, 2015 at 8:28 AM
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    Yup, pond liner or anything rubber. I made mine out of left over roofing rubber :cheers:
     
  15. Sep 21, 2015 at 8:30 AM
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    Damn great idea, I guess I'll be making my own taco "turkish mud flaps" this weekend as well . . .
     
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