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Fender flares on a sedan?

So Iím considering buying some clinched flares for my rear fenders only Iím just wondering if anyone on here is running some on their sedan? Iím buying them to cover up my rear fenders cause they are way to rusty to roll and I want to run bigger wheels.Can I possibly cut off the rusty fenders and place and drill the flares on? Really Want to buy some wheels this summer and honestly having rusty fenders are holding me back 😥 and no I wonít sell it cause I already invested at least $8k on it and it holds a lot of sentimental value to me.Thank you guys
 
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Originally Posted by Ichiglo_
So Iím considering buying some clinched flares for my rear fenders only Iím just wondering if anyone on here is running some on their sedan? Iím buying them to cover up my rear fenders cause they are way to rusty to roll and I want to run bigger wheels.Can I possibly cut off the rusty fenders and place and drill the flares on? Really Want to buy some wheels this summer and honestly having rusty fenders are holding me back 😥 and no I wonít sell it cause I already invested at least $8k on it and it holds a lot of sentimental value to me.Thank you guys
Yeah, it's possible. Do you plan on widening your wheel situation too?
 
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Yeah, it's possible. Do you plan on widening your wheel situation too?
yes Iím currently running oem 18x7.5 with 15mm spacers all around and itís has about a credit card length from my tires to the fenders (Iím lowered on coils) on 235 45 r18 winter tires but in the summer Iím planning to possibly run 18x8.5 with +42mm offset or an 18x9.My fender flares are only to be 4cm wide
 
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I've wanted to do this for the same reason although I don't think I want to buy wider wheels. I just want to cover up the rust. Can't wait to see how this turns out if you do it. I've been planning to try and sand/bondo/paint mine just to try and slow down the spread of the rust.
 
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I've wanted to do this for the same reason although I don't think I want to buy wider wheels. I just want to cover up the rust. Can't wait to see how this turns out if you do it. I've been planning to try and sand/bondo/paint mine just to try and slow down the spread of the rust.
for sure Iím not planning to get super wide wheels either. I want them to look like this guys G heís running a set of 370z wheels which I believe arenít all that wide
 
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Spacers might help you get your fitment to where you want to be. I know the G37 18s and 19s need spacers for proper fitment on a G35 so they may be needed for 370 wheels as well. If you put arches on it, at least cut out the rust before covering it all up again.
 
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Spacers might help you get your fitment to where you want to be. I know the G37 18s and 19s need spacers for proper fitment on a G35 so they may be needed for 370 wheels as well. If you put arches on it, at least cut out the rust before covering it all up again.
exactly Iím really excited to see it like this this coming summer.i already placed the order for the flares 😎 I told the shop where Iím taking it to to cut off the rust first and then drill the flares on. BTW I heard they only need spacers if you have Brembo brakes due to it not being able to clear.And also I already have some 15mm spacers all around,would I be good with that? UPDATE: just bought a set from a guy on OfferUp got them for $900 with some meaty tires 😎 I canít wait to install the flares and slap these on
 

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Not exactly the same as what you are talking about but if you look at this image Ichiglo_ you'll see how the rear flares are cut. If you cut too much off of the body (I don't know how rusted your car is), you might not be able to attach them as low as in the picture with the bronze car.

jbarnett250 if you aren't going wider or at least spacing out the wheels it will probably look quite bad
 
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Not exactly the same as what you are talking about but if you look at this image Ichiglo_ you'll see how the rear flares are cut. If you cut too much off of the body (I don't know how rusted your car is), you might not be able to attach them as low as in the picture with the bronze car.

jbarnett250 if you aren't going wider or at least spacing out the wheels it will probably look quite bad
jbarnett250 my car is only rusted from the wheels well fenders from what I could see.If I where to explain it itís surface rust but it pretty bad when you canít roll them anymore.My driver side rear fender already has rust hole but my passenger side fender is still in tack and possibly still able to roll.
 
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Originally Posted by Ichiglo_ View Post

jbarnett250 my car is only rusted from the wheels well fenders from what I could see.If I where to explain it itís surface rust but it pretty bad when you canít roll them anymore.My driver side rear fender already has rust hole but my passenger side fender is still in tack and possibly still able to roll.
jbarnett250 here is my driver side I was talking about
 
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Ichiglo_ it doesn't seem very bad. personally I would have that surface rust cleaned up and repainted instead of the flares
 
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Ichiglo_ it doesn't seem very bad. personally I would have that surface rust cleaned up and repainted instead of the flares
jbarnett250 i would to but Iíve been to several shops that want to charge an arm and a leg because they said they have to replace the whole quarter panel
 
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jbarnett250 i would to but Iíve been to several shops that want to charge an arm and a leg because they said they have to replace the whole quarter panel
Are you paying someone to install the fender flares? I think you'll end up paying the same amount to have it professionally done.
 
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Are you paying someone to install the fender flares? I think you'll end up paying the same amount to have it professionally done.
yes I have a friend here who has done it to his G before.I honestly didnít want to get flares but I want to run wider wheels so itís my only choice.But then the flare look honestly grew on me when I saw them on the bronze sedan
 
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Ichiglo you're taking it to body shops that don't want to touch rust repair work, they make a lot more money doing insurance claims on newer cars which always involve the most expensive route in order to get the car back to "perfect". They don't want to work on an old car with an owner trying to save as much $$ as possible.

That rust really isn't bad at all compared to what I had.
Have you tried checking Craigslist and asking around on local car enthusiast Facebook pages to find a smaller shop or a body guy willing to repair your current quarter panel off the clock, without all of the roadblocks that get put in place when dealing with a larger business? They could repair the rust either with metal or waterproof fiberglass filler and roll your stock fenders at the same time. Have them also drill capped holes in the inner wheel well to make filling the QP with fluid film really easy.

The spacers are both to clear the Brembo brakes on the performance package coupes and to avoid the horrible "sunken in" look you get from running the wrong offset wheels with no spacers. IDK the exact size but I believe mine are 2_ mm in the back and 1_ mm in the front.
 

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