March 7, 2008, Newsletter Issue #105: Installing fender flares

Tip of the Week

If you feel up to it, and you have about 3 hours to kill, you could deck out your pick-up with new fender flares on a Saturday morning. Just follow instructions, go easy on the brewskis, and you'll git er done easy. Start with the rear fender flare first. It comes in two pieces. You attach one part to the rear fender, and the other to the rear of the door panel. But hold on. You can't just whip out your ratchet and start installing. Before you start, you are going to need to remove, take off, and otherwise disassemble any factory parts that could interfere with the installation. This includes, but is not limited to the following: wheels, tires, the plastic plate at the bottom of the wheel-well, body side molding, fender trim, mud flaps, etc. Once you get the wheel and body trim off, you are ready to test fit the rear portion of the flare that attaches to the fender. Position it precisely where it is to be mounted. Using a grease pencil, make an outline of the part.

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