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Old 05-15-2018, 06:49 PM   #1
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Fender Flaring

Guy's I need to flare out my fenders or space them out a bit as the new wheels and tyres I bought are just a little too tight.

Any suggestions on ways to do this?
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:00 PM   #2
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Guy's I need to flare out my fenders or space them out a bit as the new wheels and tyres I bought are just a little too tight.

Any suggestions on ways to do this?
Fleetside, or Stepside?
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:19 PM   #3
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Re: Fender Flaring

If you know a good bodyman that is good with a hammer and dolly the inner lip of the fender or bedside can be rolled in and you can gain some clearance that way. I did that on my 66 and got about 1/4 inch. Taking it slow will make it possible to do it without doing any body work or painting.
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:51 PM   #4
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Re: Fender Flaring

Since you don't have your bed wood installed yet, you might consider widening the whole bed and inch or two. There was a former member here that did that to his stepside bed. I'll have to see if I can find his build thread.

Edit: I think his build thread here must be gone as I can not find it. This is the best I could do with a link to a thread elsewhere.

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Old 05-16-2018, 12:48 AM   #5
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Re: Fender Flaring

I used one of these and gained 1/2" of additional clearance on each side. I'm guessing you can do the same on a fleetside.
https://www.eastwood.com/ew-fender-r...SABEgL5ZfD_BwE

You'll need one of these if you are running 6-lugs
https://www.eastwood.com/fender-roller-adapter.html
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:00 PM   #6
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Fleetside, or Stepside?
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:02 PM   #7
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If you know a good bodyman that is good with a hammer and dolly the inner lip of the fender or bedside can be rolled in and you can gain some clearance that way.
Would be a bit far for him to travel unfortunately. I'm in Scotland!
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:03 PM   #8
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I used one of these and gained 1/2" of additional clearance on each side. I'm guessing you can do the same on a fleetside.
[URL="https://www.eastwood.com/ew-fender-roller-w-instruction.html?SRCCODE=PLA00010&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIz9K276-J2wIVAQppCh3TTwosEAQYASABEgL5ZfD_BwE"]
There are some Eastwood retailers over hear. Wonder if they could get that for me.
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Since you don't have your bed wood installed yet, you might consider widening the whole bed and inch or two. There was a former member here that did that to his stepside bed. I'll have to see if I can find his build thread.

Edit: I think his build thread here must be gone as I can not find it. This is the best I could do with a link to a thread elsewhere.

http://www.67-72chevytrucks.com/vboa...d.php?t=452520
Thanks John.
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:07 PM   #10
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Re: Fender Flaring

By way of a bit of an update, last night I bounced the bed as much as I could to see if the fenders came in contact with the tyres.

Now, Ok I know I don't have the bed wood in yet but equally Ive no shocks fitted. With the bed bouncing a good bit there was no contact. So I feel a little rolling of the inner lip of each fender should do the trick. It should be enough.

Going to have another look tonight.
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:55 PM   #11
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Re: Fender Flaring

Had a good look tonight and I put the edge strip of wood in so it raised the bed up 1/2" and you know what it clears, only just but it does clear.

I guess if it was to really bottom out and the wheel come right up into the fender Id have a problem but I not offroading it. Its purely a fun/show truck. It will most likely have next to nothing in the bed other than a tent and supplies. I think it will be OK.

I will bring the inner lip in a little though just to be sure and give a little clearance (still going to look at that Eastwood tool though).
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:01 PM   #12
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Eastwood fender flaring tool, readily available in the UK! Yipee - for once!
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:38 PM   #13
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Re: Fender Flaring

It may not be an issue, but if you have a short panhard bar, the rearend will have some side to side movement as you go over bumps.
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I formed 1/2" roundstock to the shape of the opening, rolled the sheetmetal around it, and welded it up.
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