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Old 01-08-08, 07:17 PM   #1
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(BODY) How To: Datsun 240Z fender flares on an FB!

Yes thats right. I have started the install on the FB. The Rear Passenger is mounted. I took pictures of the whole process. I will post some teaser pics later.

There are a few problems and a few things that I am going to change.

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where did you order them?
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With my measurements


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as you can see I am working in very limited confines. I had about 6 ft of space between the wall and rear wheel. I will finish up the driver's side rear the rest of this week and then do the fronts. Fronts are easy.... Rears take alittle work.

Like I said full write up. Mean time enjoy my passenger rear.....







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blam!

there are little things that don't do it for me like the gaps at the bottoms, front and rear. I have an Idea to resolve that. I tried to limit modifing the flares as much as possible. This is because I track this car and a hit to the side would kill the flare I would rather replace it with something over the counter and no modifications.

Let me know what you think?
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Got them locally from classic datsun. They make them when you order them. They are a good bunch of Guys. My 510 buddy introduced me to them.

When I finish this I plan on assembling a ZG Flare hardware kit. While the mounts I used are fairly strong and sturdy I question the longevity of the expansion nuts.

So I ordered a bag of nut-inserts that are perfect for this installation. The last bit I ordered as well is a "gasket" that runs between the fender and the flare. This gasket will conceal the gaps.

The bottom gaps I don't quite know yet. I might just do an compound triangle to fill the gap. We shall see.
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Can't wait to see the finished project.
Should be all done with the exception of the small bits by this weekend.
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Just wondering the size and offset of the wheels?

Thanks for the pics!!!
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i always wanted to try it but my fundings wouldnt allow it. i was always afraid that it would be a terrible lost.
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Just wondering the size and offset of the wheels?

Thanks for the pics!!!
15x8 rears +15 offset, plus a 10mm spacer, on 225/50/15 rubber

You could totally run a 15x9 with zero offset.
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i always wanted to try it but my fundings wouldnt allow it. i was always afraid that it would be a terrible lost.
Well after drilling the holes... I kinda committed myself. When I cut the inner and outer fender flare.... There was no going back. Thats why I took pictures so I could remember the measurements.

I always knew the ZG's were possible. Thing is when I bought them I took a blind leap. When I received them I put them on the car and realized... this could work.

I always try so make something work. And if the didn't? and I screwed up? Gives me a reason to put my imsa widebody rear kit on. Which is soon to be for sale.
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I like the look, but I thought they would go down farther, they end a little too high for my liking. Very nice work though!
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Will you be doing the front?
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Yes probably tonight.
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Just to let you know I was able to make them sit more flush at the tips while test fitting mine tonight by using a heat gun and carefully bend them in at the tips. If you do this you have to hold the bend till it cools, and be careful because you can crack the fiberglass doing it. I did it in baby steps and it seemed to work the best.

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OMG I want those bad!!

How much u pay? And whats the name of the shop?? Website??

PLEEEEEEAAAASSSSEEEE!!!

Those are sick!

Nice work.
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So I ordered a bag of nut-inserts that are perfect for this installation. The last bit I ordered as well is a "gasket" that runs between the fender and the flare. This gasket will conceal the gaps.

The bottom gaps I don't quite know yet. I might just do an compound triangle to fill the gap. We shall see.
Looking good! It takes some care but the final product is well worth it, get some skirts to make it really pop!

This is how I took care of my gaps...

Finished Flares and skirt installation Pics
Fender cut for wide wheels, Pics part1
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WOOO!! my SA is dying to get itself some of these. i have been wanting to buy some and try, but i cant afford it if they wouldnt work.

how much did your kit run?

i LOVE those flares. i like how they go down more than straight out. thats what i dont like about fibremazs flares.

you have an IMSA widebodykit also? full? uninstalled? hmm, wow. impressive. also the BEST WB kit for the FB EVER made.
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you ran a gasket... thats what i intend to do. I like the flares by the way... where did you get them?

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Looking good! It takes some care but the final product is well worth it, get some skirts to make it really pop!

This is how I took care of my gaps...

Finished Flares and skirt installation Pics
Fender cut for wide wheels, Pics part1
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OMG I want those bad!!

How much u pay? And whats the name of the shop?? Website??

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Those are sick!

Nice work.
Classic datsun in san diego about 200.
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He got those from CPRacing, out of business, crappy service, etc etc. However, they are the only company that ever made flares to fit the 1st Gen.
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Just to let you know I was able to make them sit more flush at the tips while test fitting mine tonight by using a heat gun and carefully bend them in at the tips. If you do this you have to hold the bend till it cools, and be careful because you can crack the fiberglass doing it. I did it in baby steps and it seemed to work the best.

Good luck,
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did they fit flush to the fender? How long did you heat them? I am not happy with the rear gap so I am going to reposition the rear closer to the wheel.

The gap between the flare and the tire is the same as stock... my car is lowered with eibachs. I am going to cut a coil to get the tires nice and flush with the flare. I also will pickup alittle spring rate too... something that is needed.
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He got those from CPRacing, out of business, crappy service, etc etc. However, they are the only company that ever made flares to fit the 1st Gen.
yeah CP went defunct like 2 years ago... I should of pickup those flares then. But i had a hardon for widebody. But i couldn't find a front that I liked....
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When you guys are ready, I'll do a short writeup and post pics on how to trimout the rear fenders.
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When you guys are ready, I'll do a short writeup and post pics on how to trimout the rear fenders.
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When you guys are ready, I'll do a short writeup and post pics on how to trimout the rear fenders.
what rims are you running? Tires?
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