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02fordsvt 10-29-2011 08:54 PM

Handcrafted Mudflaps
 
I have no doubt that this has been done before but I'm still rather proud of them. Today I finished making mudflaps using scraps and other free things for my SVT and couldn't help but show them off. [:D] And just to try to make this thread somewhat useful, I am also showing briefly how I made them. Enjoy

First, here is the reason why I need them.

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...dsvt/009-2.jpg

The materiel I used was scrap pieces of conveyor belting that were being thrown out by a local mill that my dad works at.

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...dsvt/011-2.jpg

Cut and being fitted. This is the rear mudflap. Due to the fact that the rear bumper does not run parallel to the tread of the tire, I cut a section out and used a strip of roofing tin to hook it to the car.

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...ordsvt/012.jpg
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...ordsvt/019.jpghttp://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...ordsvt/022.jpg

After both the front and rear were cut and fitted, I simply painted them black and hooked them on the car with roofing screws. I may change the screws depending on how they hold up but at at least they wont rust in the New York salt.

Rear:

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...dsvt/028-2.jpg

Front:

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...ordsvt/032.jpg

And the finished product. As time passes, they will loose some of the curl and look a bit better.

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...ordsvt/034.jpg

I couldn't help but take these pictures after I cleaned the car with the new mudflaps.

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...dsvt/057-1.jpg
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...ordsvt/053.jpg
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...ordsvt/048.jpg
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...ordsvt/047.jpg

speedracer ZX3 10-29-2011 09:12 PM

loving them. I actually like the curve that they have ahha.

bay_wolf 10-29-2011 09:12 PM

Good job! I've been wanting to get some mud flaps for my wagon.

02fordsvt 10-29-2011 09:14 PM

Thank you.

I like the curve too but they are a bit aggressive yet. They curl even faster than the tires so it looks a little funny from the side.

mainest 10-29-2011 09:48 PM

Very clever! They look great with the blue fenders, very nice job.

st12131 10-29-2011 09:57 PM

Thats a great out-side-the-box approach to fixing a problem, Love it!

xpeterbilt387x 10-29-2011 11:09 PM

Looks good. Great job dude!

Phokus 10-30-2011 12:46 AM

Hm I thought mine were a bit odd.
Thanks for the pics to show how I need to trim my down.. ALOT. [:)]

euro-bred 10-30-2011 02:48 AM

I'm not much for the mud flap look, but I really like those! good job!

AvieF 10-30-2011 09:21 AM

awesome idea [thumb] looks damn good! [^]


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