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NAS1966
Norbert Sliwinski
Monroeville
(27 posts)

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08/11/2012 05:20PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB GM 2.8 V6

Fender flares
Posted by: NAS1966
Date: August 01, 2018 11:44AM

Hi y'all

would I need front and rear flares from Dodge Omni or just the rear from my 73 MGB?

Thanks


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3515 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Fender flares
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: August 01, 2018 02:29PM

The Omni flared fender cars that I am familiar with, only used the front flares from the Omni/Horizon swapped to the opposite side of the car.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2551 posts)

Registered:
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: Fender flares
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 01, 2018 02:33PM

You can use either... but, the fronts are a lot less work. The rears have an inner fender/wheel well attached at the lip. To use them on the MG, you'd need to cut that away & trim it away for a neat look & no rough edges. 10 years ago, that probably wasn't worth the effort. Now that Omni's are a lot harder to find, it might be worth doing as one Omni while hard to find, will still be way easier to find than 2.

That said, VW rabbit flares are very similar & fenders are available new very reasonably.


NAS1966
Norbert Sliwinski
Monroeville
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1973 MGB GM 2.8 V6

Re: Fender flares
Posted by: NAS1966
Date: August 02, 2018 09:41AM

Thank you for your replies - the inquiry was due to an ebay listing I found fo OMNI fender flares - check it out

New Universal Car Fender Flares 4 Piece Flexible Durable Polyurethane Body Kits

[www.ebay.com]

What do you think?


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2551 posts)

Registered:
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: Fender flares
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 02, 2018 03:36PM

Not the same thing. Those are Polyurethane (plastic) bolt on flares. Dodge Omni flares are metal & part of the fender.


NAS1966
Norbert Sliwinski
Monroeville
(27 posts)

Registered:
08/11/2012 05:20PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB GM 2.8 V6

Re: Fender flares
Posted by: NAS1966
Date: August 03, 2018 09:19PM

Thank you for your feed back - so, Rob mentioned using VW rabbit fenders? Would I need only front ones? Has anyone done those on the "How its Done" section?


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2551 posts)

Registered:
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: Fender flares
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 03, 2018 09:31PM

There's a ton of info on Rabbit flares on this board. Just put "Rabbit flares" in the search box in the upper right of the page and you'll get at least a dozen threads. And yes, easiest would be to use all front fender flares - I've only seen new front fenders for sale. Haven't seen any rear quarters discussed.



NAS1966
Norbert Sliwinski
Monroeville
(27 posts)

Registered:
08/11/2012 05:20PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB GM 2.8 V6

Re: Fender flares
Posted by: NAS1966
Date: August 09, 2018 04:45PM

I have looked and tried to find Rabbit fenders I can use - no luck Omni forget that - so I'll try to make my own using new shett metal and bending it to suit.

Thanks for all the tips.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2551 posts)

Registered:
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: Fender flares
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 09, 2018 05:07PM

There are at least two on eBay currently. But, if you have the ability to form your own, go for it. Way less expensive that way and you can make any size you want.


MGB SS
Joe Schafer
Central Michigan
(146 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 06:46AM

Main British Car:
1971 Mgb 1991 5.0 Ford

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Re: Fender flares
Posted by: MGB SS
Date: August 09, 2018 10:00PM

Google 75 to 80 vw rabbit fender you will get more than you can count! Kinda a Rabbit thing ;)


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(1917 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Fender flares
Posted by: mgb260
Date: August 10, 2018 10:16AM

From this site:

[forum.britishv8.org]


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(1917 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Fender flares
Posted by: mgb260
Date: August 10, 2018 11:48AM

Here's another thread:

[www.mgexp.com]


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5658 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Fender flares
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: August 10, 2018 03:51PM

I'm a firm believer in the "roll yer own" method, particularly the rear fenders. Done two sets of them now. If you were close enough I'd let you use my English wheel.

Jim


MGB567
Barrie Braxton

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04/26/2015 12:13AM

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Re: Fender flares
Posted by: MGB567
Date: September 29, 2018 02:02AM

If I new how I'd link my topic VW flares from MGE swaps. Pages of info


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3515 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Fender flares
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 29, 2018 08:40AM

Here ya go, Barrie.

[www.mgexp.com]



JEMRestorations
Jay Markland

(13 posts)

Registered:
11/24/2018 09:48AM

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Re: Fender flares
Posted by: JEMRestorations
Date: December 01, 2018 07:03PM

If it ain't Steel, it ain't real....


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5658 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Fender flares
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 01, 2018 08:57PM

I like your attitude.

Jim


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