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January 11, 2017, 09:44:20 AM
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berndp

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Thought i'd share these pics of the mudflaps I made.
They survived the recent 4700km trip, with about 1500km gravel included (no hardcore off-road, just gravel (bad at times))

Hardly any mark on the flaps.
Much less marks on the plastic trim just before the rear wheels.
They work.










Subaru Forester 2005 2.5 Xsel
Always looking for a tar free "road"
Brackenfell, W'Cape

January 11, 2017, 09:55:40 AM
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berndp

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The rear wheels seem to scrape very slightly on the flap's top end, when near bottoming out (going thru a dip....)

Pic with (dia. 40)pipe section shows gap when wheel in normal position.





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Brackenfell, W'Cape

January 11, 2017, 07:40:07 PM
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Whirly

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Thanks for sharing.

Subaru still have the rear sets in stock, but costing more than R 800-00!

What material did you use? Flooring?


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January 11, 2017, 09:18:21 PM
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berndp

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Yes, "flooring", bought at Tygerberg Rubber (old rubber products and mouldings) @ R35/mat.
A mat makes 2 flaps.
Some other hardware was required, along with some thinking/logic/beer.

If you can do DIY you should be able to make these.
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Brackenfell, W'Cape

January 12, 2017, 11:03:19 AM
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I may need to "copy" a template of your mudflaps from you for my car.
I was at saddles restaurant last night and the place mates they have could work well for this application.
Cape Town

January 12, 2017, 06:50:19 PM
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January 12, 2017, 07:02:20 PM
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Yes, "flooring", bought at Tygerberg Rubber (old rubber products and mouldings) @ R35/mat.
A mat makes 2 flaps.
Some other hardware was required, along with some thinking/logic/beer.

If you can do DIY you should be able to make these.
Bargain! Thanks! [emoji106]


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January 12, 2017, 09:03:02 PM
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berndp

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I did trace the final cuts on a piece of cardboard for re-make.
You are welcome to look, and copy the trace. Cost: R 1.00 / sec that I used to make these, less random discount,+ friendly chat+"come and see for yourself".
 ;D ;D ;D
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January 13, 2017, 05:54:16 PM
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I did trace the final cuts on a piece of cardboard for re-make.
You are welcome to look, and copy the trace. Cost: R 1.00 / sec that I used to make these, less random discount,+ friendly chat+"come and see for yourself".
 ;D ;D ;D
Thank you! [emoji6]


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January 13, 2017, 11:11:19 PM
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berndp

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I may need to "copy" a template of your mudflaps from you for my car.
I was at saddles restaurant last night and the place mates they have could work well for this application.

Or maybe their steak? ;D ;D ;D

(Actually it's been probably 2 decades since I've been in a Saddles restaurant, so I can't say how their steak might be)
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February 13, 2017, 07:21:14 AM
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thebus

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So I managed to make some rear mudflaps this weekend.
Firstly they require more material than I thought.
I wasted time trying to make templates, over thinking the design.
Its a lot easier than I expected.
Waaaaay cheaper than Rally armor or Gorilla, but it shows.

I still have to mount them but first need the correct screws, washers, bolts, clips etc. I am thinking clips so they break before the fender does if the flaps get caught.
Cape Town

February 13, 2017, 07:39:59 AM
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What material did you end up using?
Ex 2007 SG9 XS AT

February 13, 2017, 08:07:49 AM
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From Plastic land in Cape Gate. It comes in a roll. I bought 2m @ R275\m and made a mat for the rear of my car with left overs. I think they might be too thin and will need a bit of reinforcing but the 2m i got must have weighed 8kgs.
On one side is coins, smooth and water repellent which I am hoping will shed dirt with the help of a layer of Mr. min. The underside is rougher, meant to aid with adhesive.

http://www.americanfloormats.com/radial-runner-mats/
Cape Town

February 13, 2017, 10:11:38 PM
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berndp

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thebus = Chris on CF whatsapp group?
By "Plastic Land", do you mean Plic?

Just wondering
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Brackenfell, W'Cape

February 14, 2017, 06:49:43 AM
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thebus

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Correct, Plic. I went to plactic land first and they didnt have the roll.
I bought some bolts from midas.
The plastic clips cost R60 for 2.
Cape Town