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Old 10-18-2018, 05:26 PM
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I got a Blazer about 3yrs ago but never did anything with it bc it needed some work that I didn't know how to do and I had gotten a car. I've recently been wanting to fix it up but with little knowledge about it, its kind of hard. Two of my fender flares are broke and instead of putting stock flares back on them, I was wondering if I could put bolted flares on. I've been searching for them but since its an older model vehicle, I don't think they sell them specifically for the model. Is there a vehicle that has similar or the same type of flares? Or does anyone know where I can get bolted flares? I've included a picture because this is an idea of what I want the flares to look like. I've seen them on 4-door Blazers and regular pick-ups so I don't understand why I wouldn't be able to put them on my 2-door.
 
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:56 PM
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They are out there, but I have yet, and so many others, have been able to find any. Theres a bunch in Indonesia and that end. Havent gotten any handle of shipping this way. If you come across a vendor out on this end, let us know!
 
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:59 PM
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They are out there, but I have yet, and so many others, have been able to find any. Theres a bunch in Indonesia and that end. Havent gotten any handle of shipping this way. If you come across a vendor out on this end, let us know!
Is there any way I might be able to modify any other fenders like that to make them fit?
 
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I would say the best way to get that, would be to get some factory flares from the wreckers, and work with those. But you'd have to be good at pvc and fiber glass work.
 
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There are some generic "universal" ones on eBay and Amazon.

Quick Google search found something like this;

https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=...2CkI9QI&adurl=

Definitely double check all the sizes if you decide to go this route. Take some pics also!
 
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Awesome ideas from both of you, thanks so much!
 
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:49 PM
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Just saw a Ford Ranger with flares..

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F132746804040

Wonder if anyone has tried to mod those...
 
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Originally Posted by zr2blazergirl View Post
Is there any way I might be able to modify any other fenders like that to make them fit?
The ZR2 has an enlarged flare behind the factory flare on the fender, at least it appeared so when I repaired mine. They were literally hanging off in 2 pieces and without any body repair experience I used contact cement and duct tape to get them back together. Then I used a small can of Bondo and just sanding to get the shape back. Some spray paint finished it off. No one can notice any difference between the flares.
 
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