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Old 07-20-2014, 01:33 AM   #81
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Funny this thread is revived yesterday b/c I got my "rear" flares back today. Recall that the front/rear flares where cut opposite of what they where supposed to be cut for. So I had an awesome fiberglass guy add a flange to the rear pair (fronts in design but trimmed for the rear) so they all somewhat match now. Pics after they get painted.
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Funny this thread is revived yesterday b/c I got my "rear" flares back today. Recall that the front/rear flares where cut opposite of what they where supposed to be cut for. So I had an awesome fiberglass guy add a flange to the rear pair (fronts in design but trimmed for the rear) so they all somewhat match now. Pics after they get painted.
Good deal. I'm going to try to get ahold of gary, see if he has any left over. I talked to him in April or may, he said he had a few sets left is all. Shame the maker passed away, and that the last run didn't turn out right.

From what I see everyone is saying, the fronts are cut "flush" basically, and the backs have a flat section beforer the curve up to the fender, correct?

I don't think that is at all unmanagable.

Don't worry about my tire size, I guess. If it works, it works. If it doesn't, I don't give a damn, I'll get something else. But you don't know till you try. (But it fits in Autocad!)
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Can't the guy who knew the dead guy get the dead guy's molds?
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Can't the guy who knew the dead guy get the dead guy's molds?
That's a polite way of putting it :-) I wonder.
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Oh zombie thread apocalypse...

I know this is old, but I want to come back to the subject again. Anyone know these guys/used this flare? The MSR stuff is a dead end now. Can't get ahold of the guy. Damn shame. Here is a similar one.
http://www.carbonmiata.com/image/data/DSC00389.JPG

My main question, is it typical to leave the fender well open like that? I would have assumed the flares tuck under and cover that somewhat. If not, then this has to be done diy? I was thinking I would do it myself but I figured they already included something like that. Huh.
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Oh zombie thread apocalypse...

I know this is old, but I want to come back to the subject again. Anyone know these guys/used this flare? The MSR stuff is a dead end now. Can't get ahold of the guy. Damn shame. Here is a similar one.
http://www.carbonmiata.com/image/data/DSC00389.JPG

My main question, is it typical to leave the fender well open like that? I would have assumed the flares tuck under and cover that somewhat. If not, then this has to be done diy? I was thinking I would do it myself but I figured they already included something like that. Huh.
You mean how you can see the stock body work under the flares? You're supposed to cut that stock body work off since the whole point of adding flares is to fit bigger tires than the stock bodywork allows.
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How are those flares even held on? Photoshop?
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How are those flares even held on? Photoshop?
Can't tell if you're serious, but rivets, nuts and bolts, rivnuts, fiberglassed on, etc.
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I know how it's usually done and I see none of what you suggested here.

They are certainly not fiberglassed on or you would see no seam and the colors would match. Rivets on the outside and filling the holes would be the same thing the paint would match better.

Even if there was a flange under the flare we can not see it's not possible to rivet the entire rear flare from the inside out. Studs molded into the flare is the same game you can't get to the back of the entire rear flare and even if you could I see no evidence of that with any distortion in the fender or the flare at the bolt on points.

Peel and stick? There is no gap at all to them on the body and way too nice of a car to do something that bogus.

Agreed with the above post there is no point to the flare with out cutting the fender behind it. So with that and no visible means to hold it on the fender I thought maybe this is photoshopped. If not it is a damn clean (all be it useless) installation and I'd like to know how they did it.
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I emailed the guy. He said "Stickied" on . I assume double sided tape. But he suggested rivets. I would want to do rivnuts with my install. I was hoping for the stud recesses on the outside so that I can maximize clearance underneath.

But, regardless, I think he meant these are just stuck on somehow.
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