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Cowbode
Lee Bode

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omni fender flares
Posted by: Cowbode
Date: July 12, 2008 06:04PM

I'm getting ready to put omni fender flares on my mgb. Was looking for any advice on the process of connecting the inner fender to flare. Any pictures of the process would be great. I've seen pictures of the flares on the body, but not what they did underneath. How much of the fender and innerfender do you cut off? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: omni fender flares
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 13, 2008 07:02PM

Lee, give me a day or two & I can post some pics I've collected. I'm about to do mine too... just waiting for the uprights for my IRS to come back from Todd Budde (he's modifying them for me to move my wheels inboard a little bit).


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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10/24/2007 02:46PM

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'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: omni fender flares
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 16, 2008 12:13AM

Take a look at these pics Lee...
Bruce's Omni Flares 013.jpg
Bruce's Omni Flares 019.jpg

This last one is looking up at the under side of the rear showing how the flare was tied into the existing inner fender...
IMG_0511.JPG

Hope these help.


Cowbode
Lee Bode

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Re: omni fender flares
Posted by: Cowbode
Date: July 16, 2008 09:14AM

Thanks for the pics Rob


Keith
Keith Tanner
Grand Junction, Colorado
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10/31/2008 01:45AM

Main British Car:
For the purpose of this forum, 1972 MGB GT 5.7l Chevrolet LS1

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Re: omni fender flares
Posted by: Keith
Date: November 03, 2008 11:24AM

How much do these widen the car? I'm looking for about 1.5" per wheel.

edit - never mind, the search answered for me.

"The omni flares are 3" wide each but when installed on the MG you get about 2 1/4" to 2 1/2" per side due to the angle of the body -- e.g. the flare mounts to the MG higher up on the body curve so you're not starting at the widest part of the body shell. You can probably get a bit more or less depending exactly where you mount them, but not much. "



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/03/2008 11:33AM by Keith.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: omni fender flares
Posted by: Moderator
Date: November 03, 2008 11:55AM

Incidentally, there are a couple new/additional snapshots of Omni flares being installed within this article:
[www.britishv8.org]


p.s. Cool avatar, Keith!


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