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Discussion Starter #161
[quote author=Logikz link=topic=99150.msg3270557#msg3270557 date=1249794927]
My bad, accidentally moved them in photobucket. They should work now.
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The pics looks like they are all from the rear tires. Looks like you will have to use velcro tape to hold those flaps for the rear.
 

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...photobucket is whack -__-...

Yeah I was thinking the same thing...Well. I guess I have to use tape.

Thanks anyways.
 

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Did mine yesterday. Tested em out (it was raining today) and seemed to help out.

Some shotty cell phone pics





I love the fact that from ten feet away, if you're not looking for them, you really don't notice them.
 

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[quote author=bbbboooo link=topic=99150.msg3476148#msg3476148 date=1262195257]
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Did anyone find a good flexible material to make them out of? For a more rubbery mud flap.
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Maybe you can use a rubber floor mat?

As for my mud flaps, they have been on my car for two years now and they are still in good shape :)
 

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Hmm. Maybe I'll get a chance to go to home depot this weekend and I can look. I hope they have some rubber mats with no patterns imprinted in them.
 

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Bumping to get this useful (and cheap) mod back on the front page. Home Depot must have noticed the run on waste cans because the price was over $6 but no biggie.

I just did this and I am more than pleased with the results. These flaps are not noticeable at all and definitely protect the lower body from stones and road grime. My only advice: use some good hefty scissors to cut the plastic after tracing out the template. I thought I could use a utility knife but I quickly found I couldn't cut a straight line with it. I spent some extra time whittling down the curves in my cut.

Here is a pic:


Excellent mod!
 

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[quote author=sicride8724 link=topic=99150.msg3787125#msg3787125 date=1283669965]
is the pattern the same for the back?

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The pattern is for the front. You can use them for the back, but you need to find a different way to mount them.
some people use Velcro or double sided tape to mount the rear flaps.
 

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[quote author=lax22pearl link=topic=99150.msg3875150#msg3875150 date=1291507419]
figure out a way to mount the rear?
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If you don't want to drill holes into your car, the only way to mount the rear flaps is to either use Velcro or double sided tape.
 

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[quote author=lax22pearl link=topic=99150.msg3875207#msg3875207 date=1291510747]
but is it the same design for the rear or is it all the same.
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Yes, you can use the same design for front and rear.
 

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I made and installed these in the front and rear today. Here are some pics....
Traced them out

Cut the rough shape

Cut the final shape, I used tin shears, scissors would not cut it.

Sanded the cuts to smooth them out and make them straight

Installed



Drilled the rivets from the rear

I replaced the rivets with M-5 bolts and drilled the flaps with a 3/16" drill. I noted the new hole locations.

Installed


 

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Re: How-to: Make and install your own Mud guards/flaps for less than $5

can you up the files/pdfs again please?
thanks

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[quote author=bombsquad link=topic=99150.msg2017382#msg2017382 date=1201099423]
What program do you use to print it out so that it is exactly to scale? I printed one copy, and it was just a bit off.
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I used Photoshop to print out the image without any scaling. But if you do not have Photoshop, I have created pdf of the two images. Just use Adobe Reader and print. When you print, make sure that you set "Page Scaling" to "None".

The first pdf is attached to this post. The second pdf will be attached on the next post (due to file size restriction for attachments).
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