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Old 04-15-2005, 01:08 PM
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Fender flares

i have a 66 thunderbird that the body is in good condition (1 dent in the hood were my air cleaner stud was too long and i closed the hood) but it needs a paint job. it has some flares in the front fenders before i paint it and i was wondering how hard it is to put on a pair of fender flares so i can fit bigger tires on it and so it won't look so bad with flares in the front but not in the back were they should be (the flares in the front are stock) i'm a little concerned about the peice of chrome that outlines the rear fender and how i am going to put that on the flares. also i was wondering were to buy the flares from (i'm broke and have almost no money) i know i can get some for ricers but would they look funny and also would they fit? i would like about a 2 1/2 inch flare (a little more than the front) i think that would add a lot of charactor to the car

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Old 04-15-2005, 05:14 PM
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http://tanetane92.web.infoseek.co.jp/20050116tas2.html

scroll down through this page, Think about it. Are you sure you really want to do this to your car.....
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LOL!

Are the guys on that site trying to make their cars look like cartoons?

If so, then they've been very successful.

Coupl'a clowns and they'll have a regular circus parade.
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http://tanetane92.web.infoseek.co.jp/20050116tas2.html

scroll down through this page, Think about it. Are you sure you really want to do this to your car.....
Woah! Seriously I was SO going to post that link!
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I wouldn't add any flare to that bodystyle, the rear wheel opening shape doesn't lend itself to much modification IMO. These cars have a nose in the air stance that I never cared for. I think if you dropped the front a couple of inches and raised the rear a few, then filled the rear wheel wells with a little more rubber than the front then the car would look good. It needs just a little rake IMO
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change of mind

yeah that would look better to lower the front and jack up the back.... but how do i do those things? (sorry kinda new to customizing i'm used to just doin engine and tranny and such)
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The most economical way would be to remove the front coil springs and cut one or two coils off, then have the front end realigned. If the car has leafs in the rear they can be rearched for more curve or a spring shop can build you a new set with a talled ride height.

Dropped spindles for the front would be another option if anyone makes them for your car. Tire height can also drop the front and raise the rear a little.

Post a question in the drivetrain section of this site.
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