Finally got some fenders on my truck..

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  1. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    I didn't want to pay $500-600 for those plastic fenders everyone has so I made some. These will likely be temporary as I'll be eventually changing out the hitch for a 5th wheel. My welding is a bit very rusty but fairly happy with them.

    I still need to cover up the frame and get my side boxes on. That will be next.

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  3. Chinatown

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    Those look much better than the plastic ones.
     
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  5. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    I don't mind the plastic ones but every set I see has broken mounts where they mount the fender to the metal bars. I can't see paying $500-600 for the mounts/fenders that I know will break. I mean all this time those fenders have been out and they can't be bothered to improve the mounts I simply don't want to give companies like that my money.

    I was actually considering building a mold for fiberglass hotshot fenders so they could be painted body color but I had the 2 sheets of diamond plate that were identical in size and almost perfect length for fenders so I just built these. I'd have liked the diamond plate to be a bit longer so I could have done a more typical fender with the bend in front and back but screw it these will work better than my previous 2x2's bungee corded to the frame with mudflaps.. lol
     
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    Broke one of those mounts when I installed the airbags by accident. I over tightened and it just cracked in half lol. They are actually a type of rubber but got brittle with time.
     
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  7. Brandonpdx

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    I don't think any of those poly fenders hold up very well long term. Mine rattle around and make a lot of noise. Those look cool.
     
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    I wonder why they've never made the inside dual wheel aluminum on the smaller trucks.
     
  9. crocky

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    The manufacurers are cheap. on flip side the 19.5 rims cost a lot more in most cases than semi-wheels.
     
  10. Brandonpdx

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    But can you put two aluminum wheels on the rear axle? I notice your spare is also aluminum.

    Not to split hairs or be obnoxious but 19.5" are "semi-wheels", just not the common 22.5" size that most trucks have. 24.5" are also less common and more expensive.
     
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