All of those sound like good ideas. I'm not good at finish work so I'd probably make it look worse if I tried. But I suppose if I did something, I would use fiberglass. I don't care as much about making it look pretty because I'm into it cheap due to the fact that it had a blown motor when I bought it. There are some exposed areas that may cause an issue. Driver side front has the window washer fluid tank and lines and passenger rear has heated core lines exposed as well. So I'll probably wait until something breaks before I do something about it.Okay, so after looking at your fender flares and the trimming required, what are your thoughts on how to seal those multiple layers up? Fuse plastic to make it look OEM? Screw or bolt plastic to cover but not look as ubiquitous?
It brings to mind an idea I’ve had for a while... and this thread is just the place to drop it.... I’ve been planning to have custom sliders and numbers built, and one idea I’d like to incorporate is designing replacement fender flares out of steel that fit/attach to the steel bumpers and sliders.... my stopping point is these blasted rear door flare segments. Contemplating cutting the doors to allow the flare to stay on the wheel arch all in one piece.
Has anyone seen anything like this done? Hoping it can look as close to Stock as possible just out of steel and obviously widen the arch a bit in the process. I’d also likely have the flares extend beyond a bit further for greater Vehicle protection. I’ve thought of a strip of hollow rubber (like door seals) between the flare and the body to allow it to flex under impact without denting the fenders and still seal out most of the dirt and mud... hopefully better than the stock nightmare it is now.