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7399MGM
Norbert Sliwinski

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08/04/2018 08:01PM

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Rabbit flares
Posted by: 7399MGM
Date: February 19, 2019 04:43PM

I have purchased the Rabbit flares two for the front- Part # 95 20 59-1 and two for the rear - Part # 95 20-59-2
Before I start cutting etc. I have a couple of questions:

Can I put them on with the body which is still on the rotisserie?
What about the kink at the bottom of the fenders?

How do I redo the rear inner fender?
What would be good size (make) rim(s) with the appropriate offset?
Could not find the answers on the Forum.

( I tried to attach pics but they must be > 600Kb )
What can I do to attach pictures? Can I zip them?

Thanks


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2626 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: Rabbit flares
Posted by: rficalora
Date: February 19, 2019 09:03PM

Can I put them on with the body which is still on the rotisserie?
- I used Dodge Omni flares, but did put them on while my car was still on a rotisserie. No reason you can't.

What about the kink at the bottom of the fenders?
- Not sure what you're referring to here. Pics may help (see below for how)

How do I redo the rear inner fender?
I used steel to bridge from the original inner fender to the new to close the gap. It's been a while but if I recall I used about 5-8 pieces installed and welded together one at a time due to the curves going in multiple directions.

What would be good size (make) rim(s) with the appropriate offset?
- You need to decide on wheel width, diameter, and offset as well as tire size before you weld the flares on. Offset will depend on your axle width (hub to hub) along with wheel width and tire size. And, you need to weld the flares on where you'll have enough clearance to the tires when the suspension is fully compressed so you need to know the tire size. This tool can help... CjwKCAiA767jBRBqEiwAGdAOr7BIHnPFgSHT0GlBqlEHsqKEJg3HSkcOIEKpqGaaRWWGGsKL4y9SthoCJtkQAvD_BwE

( I tried to attach pics but they must be > 600Kb )
What can I do to attach pictures? Can I zip them?
- Try resizeimage.net. Or Google "free online image resize tool" and you'll get several options.


7399MGM
Norbert Sliwinski

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Re: Rabbit flares
Posted by: 7399MGM
Date: February 28, 2019 02:33PM

Thank you for your reply - Clicking on the tool that might help did not work - also I am having problems with the resizeimage - I am looking to reduce the Mb - I really wanted the show some pics. I'll try to find another way to do that.


WernerVC
Werner Van Clapdurp
Lynchburg, Va
(93 posts)

Registered:
09/06/2009 12:56PM

Main British Car:
MGB 1977 Rover 3.5

Re: Rabbit flares
Posted by: WernerVC
Date: March 08, 2019 10:16PM

Norbert
Sorry I saw you question too late. I hope you solved most of the problems now. If not I can help as I have also worked with installing the rabbit flares on the rear fenders. As far as the kink in the flares I gave it some taps with a heavy hammer to flatten it out.
My problem was if I would install the flares low enough to stay under the trim line on the body or go above it. I decided to stay under it.
Haven't tried to weld the flares on the front fenders. Seems much more difficult and I don't want to spoil a set of good fenders.
Let me know if you need more info.
Werner


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