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pics and discussion EM fender flares?
Posted by: troy.w ()
Date: January 09, 2021 10:28AM

Does anyone have fender flares on an EM? I have tried to search the net for some pictures of what that would look like and if anyone has done it. Seems like if it was not too extreme, it could look really good..

Troy Ward
Albuquerque, NM
'64 Spyder Coupe

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Re: pics and discussion EM fender flares?
Posted by: edconnolly ()
Date: January 09, 2021 10:58AM

There is no practical need for fender flares to fit rear tires with up to a 9-inch section, given some simple mechanical changes.

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Re: pics and discussion EM fender flares?
Posted by: troy.w ()
Date: January 09, 2021 11:13AM

Less for function than just wanting to see how it looks. I thought I saw an EM somewhere that had steel flares welded in, painted, etc..

Troy Ward
Albuquerque, NM
'64 Spyder Coupe

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Re: pics and discussion EM fender flares?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 09, 2021 11:24AM

Get someone to Photoshop it!

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Re: pics and discussion EM fender flares?
Posted by: dryenko ()
Date: January 09, 2021 11:29AM

While subtle, this car of mine has had the fender lips cut back internally for wide tire clearance, and the openings reshaped.

Bob C aka Dryenko
Dobson, NC 27017

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Re: pics and discussion EM fender flares?
Posted by: troy.w ()
Date: January 09, 2021 01:07PM

I like it!! That's an awesome car Bob!

Troy

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Re: pics and discussion EM fender flares?
Posted by: WhenIm64 ()
Date: January 09, 2021 01:26PM

John Egerton's '64 coupe with steel rear fender flares fabricated from Dodge Omni / Plymouth Horizon front fenders. Clever! and they look 'correct."

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Re: pics and discussion EM fender flares?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 09, 2021 01:37PM

YES!

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Re: pics and discussion EM fender flares?
Posted by: mwr ()
Date: January 09, 2021 02:03PM

There is a thread somewhere of an EM in Scandinavia, painted light blue with orange, which was the best EM with flares I've ever seen.

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Re: pics and discussion EM fender flares?
Posted by: emracer-6 ()
Date: January 10, 2021 05:05AM

Troy, I did the fender flairs back in 1997 when it was easy to find Dodge Omni/Plymouth Horizon cars in junk yards. I think I paid $2.00 a fender for them at the time. With the wheel wells cut from the fenders, leaving approx.a .5 inch flange, the sheet metal conformed relatively easily to the cut out rear wheel arch of the early model body. For the wheel-tire combination, combined with a 1.5 coil cut and longer drop links on the 1964 transverse leaf spring, I needed the space. Wheels are 13"x8" Minilites with 22"x10"x13" Hoosier slicks. Front air dam is formed from 1/2" thin-wall steel electrical conduit and welded on sheet metal. With a little more work blending them in, the Omni/Horizon flares will also fit on the front fenders, but the 13"x7" Minilites and 21.5"x8"x13" didn't need the extra room. This fender modification also works well on 914 Porsches, both front and rear. John Egerton

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Re: pics and discussion EM fender flares?
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: January 10, 2021 06:03AM

Keith Arnold (Kens son) did the rear flares on 362. You can fit a pretty big tire under the back.

1965 Crown V8 Racer
1964 Bill Thomas Monza Replica Racer
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1979 Mazda RX7

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Re: pics and discussion EM fender flares?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: January 10, 2021 06:40AM

Prior thread with a few pics.

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Re: pics and discussion EM fender flares?
Posted by: didget69 ()
Date: January 10, 2021 10:10AM

mwr Wrote:
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> There is a thread somewhere of an EM in Scandinavia, painted light blue with orange, which was the best EM with flares I've ever seen.

One turbo EM car was built in Norway, and was painted White with Blue & orange stripes. No flares.

Car his brother built was Blue EM with aftermarket Ricer bolt-on flares painted to match body.

bnc

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Re: pics and discussion EM fender flares?
Posted by: didget69 ()
Date: January 11, 2021 06:14PM

Flares from Volkswagen Rabbit (Mk 1), or ~1995 Nissan Stanza are an option...

And the Rabbit flares are inexpensive - better aftermarket following than some other car options.

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Re: pics and discussion EM fender flares?
Posted by: didget69 ()
Date: January 11, 2021 06:26PM

Good Source for Rabbit Mk 1 flares -

[www.millsupply.com]

bryan

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Re: pics and discussion EM fender flares?
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: January 12, 2021 06:07AM

David Clemens and Michael LeVeque make fantastic steel flared fenders by cutting v-shaped notches in the existing lips, pushing them out and then welding in patches. At least I think that's how they do it.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
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