How do I make fender flares
Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:10 AM
Roy the Ford Guy
Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:28 AM
For my ongoing Pink Panther build I used sheet plastic. Forced into place with a toilet paper roll and liquid glued.
Trim them to size
Blend in with putty
Sand to shape
I hope this is a help.
Edited by Futurabat, 24 October 2012 - 08:32 AM.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:46 AM
Then fill the flared areas with bondo and sculpt to shape......
Same idea, just larger, and with additions to define the fender character lines....
The real trick is if you want the flares thin enough to fit down over the tires....with the tires up inside the flares. About your only option then is to make molds of your finished parts and duplicate them in fiberglass.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:07 AM
Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:27 PM
Here's an excellent tutorial on 'widening' fenders & quarter panels, with full tire clearance. From Darin Bastedo:
This way will widen fenders, without any flare. Unless you need really huge tires, this will work better than mini tubs
Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:59 PM
Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 24 October 2012 - 04:14 PM.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:53 AM
Futurabat, I like the flares you put on the Pink Panther, really close to what I had in mind. I was just thinking a little bigger. I think I can use your idea though.
Ace-Garageguy, that Corvette looks awesome already!
I think I can tackle the project now that you put some ideas in my head! Roy the Ford Guy