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I will order the materials for the rest of the molds and for the first runs of the flares when I get confirmation on the 10 orders. So far, everyone who's been interested has sent it today, with your order, we're down to 7 more sets available out of the first 10 with two more 'in progress' orders.


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Shoot.I didnt expect it this soon!! :shock: Well Gotta look between the couch cushings!

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Grashopr Is it going to be an hard shell type urethane? Or more softer like bumper skins.


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The original flares have the flexibility of a urethane bumper skin. They are twistable, and bendable without fear of cracking or distorting. The material that I received a sample of is slightly more rigid, but otherwise has the exact same properties as far as I can tell. The first two sets of flares that I make will be used to test for Shore Hardness to ensure that the final product will have the correct flexibility without fear of cracking or distorting.

The material distribution company I am using has many levels of hardness and flexibility, I just need to know which one I need. The flares that are shipped will be as close to the 'originals' as possible. They will be the same thickness, with original markings and labels from the original flares. Until I get the molds built and get the first set out, all I have to go off of is the sample peice that they sent me.



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Thats cool. I will need to wait I guess till the second batch. Unless money pops up. Just got a Standalone. So cash is low. But I will contact you as soon as it pops back.


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We still only have 4 verified orders. Those of you who were 'interested', now is the time to get this done.


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Now Do any holes have to be drilled,or how do they adhere?? I am still trying to get some Money,,this is a steal People!!!!!!!!!!

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They have three places for self-tapping screws inside the fender lip, then on the 'face' of the fender, they adhere using double sided body adhesive tape. My fenders aren't 100% straight, but the flares are flexible enough to fit the contours of the fenders VERY nicely.


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So does a person have to drill/self tap screws into pre-extisting holes(like where the bumper meets the fender)or new holes need to be made?

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What about us that have rolled fender lips to prevent guard rub from owe large wheels with lowered suspension aka ME!!. Is the back of the fender a flat surface we can simply glue to the fenders? Would cutting off that part thats meant to screw to the fender lip be easily cut off?

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So does a person have to drill/self tap screws into pre-extisting holes(like where the bumper meets the fender)or new holes need to be made?


On my fenders, the mounting holes on the flares dont have corresponding holes in the fenders, so I am just going to use self-tapping steel screws to mount them. Someone who's car already had the flares may have mounting holes on them already, but my 91 doesn't.



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What about us that have rolled fender lips to prevent guard rub from owe large wheels with lowered suspension aka ME!!. Is the back of the fender a flat surface we can simply glue to the fenders? Would cutting off that part thats meant to screw to the fender lip be easily cut off?


When you rolled your fender lips, you removed the area that the flares mount to with the screws. It looks to me like the flare seats up against the fender solidly on the front edge, so you could adhere the flare to the fender with double sided tape or epoxy at the top of the flare AND around the wheel opening, but I have no way to test that.


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blast! I don't have paypal for the deposit, could I send a MO?

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Layaway???? :lol:

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:werd: Can I join that layaway plan also??? :lol: :-P :wink:


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This isn't WalMart!! :lol:


The cost of the molds is approaching about $900. That's without the cost of materials to produce the first set. Until we get 10 people to confirm that they are ready to prepay, I realy can't even start on them.


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by the first week of may i should be able to get you the $145. i hope it won't be to late. i hate jobs that pay biweekly and having too much to buy. :lol:

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Lol.. no worries. The way it's going, you've got all the time you need to get the $$ together.

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I've got 5 verified purchasers. Need 5 more to get the materials. I'm still willing to do this.


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Well, my other mold project is now ending it's 'molding' stage and I'm purchasing mold materials for the flares. I dont mean to be an ass, but I've got to recoup my expenses on these flares.

I've got 5 verified purchasers who I will honor the posted price for. I am trying to find 5 more purchasers, but if I cannot find them, I will pay for the rest of the mold and production materials out of pocket. I will be selling the flares on Ebay after the first run for $195.00 and here on TS for the same price until I recoup my out of pocket expenses on these. After that, I dont know if I will drop the price or not.


To those interested in purchasing these at the discounted price: I have purchased the materials for the urethane facing mold already, and will be purchasing the fiber backing mold materials on Monday the 8th of May. Anyone who is paid up or has made concrete arrangements with me before the 8th will be included in the discount.


Sorry guys, but currently I've got half the price of my car in these flares. I dont mind doing the work, but I can't hang myself out on a limb forever waiting for those who said they were going to be 'in' not holding up when the time comes.

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As most people know...there 4 sale for a few years at http://www.stylingstuff.nl for 120 euro a 4 pieces set...

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As most people know...there 4 sale for a few years at http://www.stylingstuff.nl for 120 euro a 4 pieces set...


Yeah, however these don't have the ribs and are not exactly teh same, altho i don't mind this, i quite like them all smooth without ribs, both designs are good

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Eventually I plan on making the 'ribless' ones also, but even at $120 Euro ($150 USD), I ended up paying another $100 shipping the ones that I have to the States from GB.


I dont think this is a horrible deal, but if someone thinks they can make them cheaper, I'd be willing to sell them on the stipulation that someone makes molds for the NA market.

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I just finished my paypal transaction for the flares, you will soon have 6 confirmed buyers ;)

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I received the confirmation and have sent you an Email back. Thank you for joining in!


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