02/29/08 – Fender Flares
My buddy came over last night and helped me start installing the flares. Needless to say, they don't fit very well out of the box. About 90% of the way through the install i discovered that these are made from a thermoplastic material, not thermoset. (Urethane is a thermoset meaning it cannot be liquefied and still retain it's original properties) That said, the flares are ABS and are very easily molded with heat. Had I figured this early on, I may have approached this a bit differently. There is a slight kink that I need to massage out, but i think it's going to look pretty rad.
I am going to paint them satin black. I want them to retain that "I don't give a f*ck what I have to do to put wider tires on look"
PS, the fuel door is actually being welded/glassed in, as the fuel cell is in the trunk.
PPS: The screws used are only temporary. I will ultimately use a button head cap screw, but I need to get the correct nutserts