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mud flap modification

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by orangebutte, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. orangebutte

    orangebutte [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I don't intend to lift my truck anytime in the near future. As a result, when I'm out in the desert, I can hear the mud flaps scrape against rocks, etc. I modified them to alleviate most of the issues:
    . used construction paper and taped it to the interior of the flap; paper will extend beneath the bottom of the flap
    . used a marker to trace the outline of the bottom of the flap
    . cut out the pattern
    . place the pattern on the exterior of the flap and measure upwards how much you want to trim off
    . I took 3" off each flap
    . trace the outline of the pattern ( curvature of the bottom of the flap) with a marker on the flap
    . I used a Dremel with a cut-off disc to cut the flap along the curvature pattern
    . afterwards I smoothed it out with a Dremel brush bit
    . I parked my truck on ramps to make it a little easier
     
  2. Roland

    Roland My other ride has sails

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    Looks like this belongs on the cheap/free mod thread. But....

    :worthless:
     
  3. tcBob

    tcBob Gringo Bandito Staff Member

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    I was thinking that too...let's get some pics!
     
  4. orangebutte

    orangebutte [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Tacoma instead of a digital camera! Maybe that will be my next purchase. Priorities you know! My daughter will have to teach me how to use it.
     
  5. Roland

    Roland My other ride has sails

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    I bet you know someone that has a camera or even a cell phone with a camera built in. :boink:
     
  6. concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    I kind of feel it's a rite of passage to wear them out... to each there own :D
     
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