I repaired my post a bit...it was sent on a early morning with no sleep and a little too much beer for an old man. I know what I'm doing it will be done right.
I remember back in the day when Petersen's off road ( I think) had a article or a readers ride that was a late 70’s or early 80’s blazer. The blazer was running 44's, cut fenders and very minimal lift. That truck had been a inspiration for a long time when it came to offroad and prowess. Jacking up a truck is not free and nore is opening up the fenders.
My estimated cost at this point:
Flares: 700.00 cdn
Body work: Case of beer and a few dollars for a friend…don’t get me wrong I could do the work but my friend is much much better at rolling the fender edge.
Plastic welding of precut and ready to weld flares..15.00 an hour. This guy is busy it could take up to two or three weeks from drop off to finish to get the final product. The picture is of a plastic weld. [IMG]
So maybe my cost could reach 1200.00 cdn in total. Now go look at any 12" lift kit or the cost of fibreglass flares after prep and paint. Remember my truck is silver. Silver paint is more expensive to get done.
I did think of the value of the rig. Then I look at this pic
. I'm sorry but the prototype had plastic flares for a reason, fibreglass and crazy sky high lifts just dont cut it. Thats my opinion, not a hack on yours.