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mud flap modification

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

  1. Feb 17, 2008 at 12:33 PM
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    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. Feb 17, 2008 at 1:35 PM
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    Roland

    Roland My other ride has sails

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

    :worthless:
     
  3. Feb 17, 2008 at 2:08 PM
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    tcBob

    tcBob Gringo Bandito Staff Member

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    I was thinking that too...let's get some pics!
     
  4. Feb 17, 2008 at 2:28 PM
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    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. Feb 17, 2008 at 2:57 PM
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    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. Feb 18, 2008 at 4:29 PM
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    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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