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Old 12-17-2017, 10:31 PM   #51
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Re: NAPCO C-50 Chevy restoration

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Old 12-17-2017, 10:56 PM   #52
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Re: NAPCO C-50 Chevy restoration

I think that you're right. They seem to have about the right amount of "roll" at the bottom. It looks like the OEM flares are just too narrow and wimpy. The extra wide flares only have 2.25 inches of tire coverage so, OEM don't seem like they would work.
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I don't want textured because I'm going to paint them and they would look funny.
I think that I can only get wide ones in "pocket bolt" style. I'm going to use tiny screws so that i don't destroy my bed if I hook a tree. they won't match the front but, I guess that I have to live with that.
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Old 01-06-2018, 12:01 AM   #53
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Re: NAPCO C-50 Chevy restoration

Looking Good,rear flares to imitate the fronts would look good. I tried to freehand something like what I had in mind. Of coarse drawing something and actually building is not something I can do. I was not able to draw any depth as to how wide they are.
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Old 01-06-2018, 12:38 AM   #54
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Re: NAPCO C-50 Chevy restoration

Thanks for the illustration. The Chevy bed has kinda straight lines at the rear wheel opening. The Ford flares have a rounded opening.
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I need flares that have some roll inwards in the lower part of the bed.
The Jeep Gladiator seems to have the right shape but, they are all steel.
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I can't get excited about using strong flares for a truck that will see the bush. Remember when the dually chevys came out? Everybody ripped off the rear fenders.
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:54 AM   #55
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Re: NAPCO C-50 Chevy restoration

The other c50's you showed are using standard bushwacker 67-72 cut out fenders which are no longer made I believe (maybe custom order?). The 60-66 trucks have a odd shape to fender opening, that why I had said about trying to cut down or mold the stock front ones. I also thought about the rear flares from a wrangler but havent gotten to measure a set of TJ or JK ones yet which I think would be best bet. Early broncos also have nice fender opening shape when cut for flares but non of them around my parts to look at.


If you are worried about steel fenders I wouldn't think about using something like the bushwackers, they are $$ per pair and break when smacked off trees pretty quickly.

I used boat trailer fenders on my samurai build and while its true a good smack will bend them they can be bent back unlike the stock abs style ones that crack into pieces. The chevy next to it has bushwacker cut outs for the rear of a 73-87 chevy all around. Oh and a better pic of just samurai flares.



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