Fitting Rubber flares to an 80 series Landcruiser GXL

Submitted: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 14:53
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Has anyone put rubber flares and mud flaps on a 80 series GXL? I've now ripped one front fibreglass flare in half and now I've ripped off one rear moulded mud flap and the other is just hanging on.
I was originally going to fix the ripped flare but now I've killed the rear moulded mud flaps I think I need to rethink it. If I take the fibreglass flares off a GXL, is it just like an RV or Standard underneath? I know there will be holes in the bodywork where the flares are bolted on but I was thinking of just putting in some rubber grommets from Clark Rubber. I'm not too interest in it looking very pretty Does anyone know how hard the rubber flares are to fit? Do they fit in well with rubber mud flaps? If anyone has any ony photos I've be very grateful .
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Reply By: Dereck - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 16:18

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 16:18
hi Emo
let me know how you get on please, i also ripped off my passanger side front, outer all ok but fittings are stuffed. hows your drivers side good cond, want to sell it?
cheers D
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Reply By: crewser - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 17:37

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 17:37
Emo not only will you have holes in your body work but you may/will also have paint worn off were the original flare rubber sits, you will also have a 2 brakets on the rear door and guard that have 2 rivets each that you will have to remove, from memory you will need 20 odd rubber gromets to fill all the holes, if you fit rubber flares you just use self tapping screws up under the guards, if you want it to look any good use a strip of metal or somthing you can bend to the shape of the guard to sit between rubber and screws to keep the round shape or use 100 screws per guard, they will look s#@t with the gxl mud flaps as the flaps will have a big gap where the glass flare used to sit. If it was mine I would repair or replace the glass flare.
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Reply By: revhead307 - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 18:04

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 18:04
I fitted rubber flares on a GQ Patrol.

Helped in rusting our the wheel arches in a much quicker fashion than before. Holds dirt and moisture with the way they are fitted.

Regards

Rev
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Reply By: Joe King - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 20:14

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 20:14
Emo, seen these on ebay, thought you might be interested...
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Follow Up By: Emo - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 07:19

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 07:19
Thanks for that. I've sent the seller a query on postage.
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Reply By: Emo - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 09:12

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 09:12
Thanks for the replies everyone. I might try and salvage the fibreglass flares.
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