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Call me a FENDER, FLARE, NUT

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I

HATE

NUTSERTS.

 

(credit to RIMSPOKE)

 

I have never had them work well, and 

I've tried everything from cheap Chinese

to crappy Korean to well- made European.

 

I would MUCH rather drill out an aluminum pop

rivet than a spinning nutsert.

 

That said, I always WISHED they'd work...

 

...and I resemble that color.

 

t

used a lot of pop rivets last time

Needs to take a mold off them, as

the last version seems to be unobtanium now.

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Nice job with the nut serts (I use them, occasionally, with slightly-better success than Toby).

 

Here are rivets, with a tidy-little rubber gasket behind them. -KB

 

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The one challenging thing with the nutserts was to maintain alignment to the flare's pattern.  After installing each one (nutsert) I would bolt up the flare to check the alignment and make minor corrections to the pilot hole for the next insert. Had to hog out a couple holes to bring the next one into alignment for the bigger bore.  I did have a couple go badly and drilled them out and installed another.  Over all, I like it best as I can remove the flare in minutes to clean and or prevent damage when working on the suspension.  

 

The rubber gasket "welting" is key to a nice finish.  

 

but what do I know

 

Just to add more details. I am using stainless steel hex head machine screws which look much more space-age. 

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I have a set of original Turbo flares I'm debating of putting on my 68 when I get around to paint and body work but my body is clean and rust free I'm having a hard time deciding if I wan't to chop it up

 

 

Turbo Flares.jpg

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I also vote not.

 

t

 

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I'm leaning towards not, It's just too  rust free, If it ever got wrecked or something god forbid then maybe

 

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, rcf925 said:

I have a set of original Turbo flares I'm debating of putting on my 68 when I get around to paint and body work but my body is clean and rust free I'm having a hard time deciding if I wan't to chop it up

 

 

Turbo Flares.jpg

 

Please no turbo flares on a roundie. 

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10 hours ago, conkitchen said:

I vote maybe 

 

My car is a tii, so some might say it's now ruined. 

 

What did you say?

 

 

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