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    John Bovard
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    Canada

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    After installing a new “daily driver” wheel/tire package with 265/35ZR18 Super Sports, I decided the car needed a wider splash guard. Originally I had ZL1_addon guards primarily because of their compactness. So I used the ZL1_addon guards as a template to fabricate custom guards, about 5/8″ wider and taller than the original guards. Material was 1/8″ ABS (Plexiglass) sheet from a local supplier. In the pattern photo, the outline of the original guard can be seen on the pattern cardboard. The position of the holes from the original guard was retained, relative to the inner edge of the guard. The pattern was transferred onto blue masking tape on the sheet plastic. Much easier to see and it helps to prevent chipping of the plastic. Cutting was done with an old Black & Decker jigsaw with laminate style blade, with the saw mounted upside down on a small jigsaw table. Hardware from the original ZL1_addon guards was later reused.

    If someone else wants custom guards for wider tires, my suggestion is to purchase and install the ZL1_addon guards. Then remove the guards and use them as a template. Fabricate the new guards and install them with the same hardware.

    JacobZ06



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    JacobZ06
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    Kenny
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    UK - Scotland

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    They look good, quite subtle.

    Are they helping to keep the car clean?

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    John Bovard
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    Canada

    Posts: 30

    They do a good job of keeping the sides clear of abrasive slurry from the road.



    2017 Z06/Z07 Coupe Admiral Blue – 7Manual
    2002 Silverado 1500 LT Z71 4×4 Stepside Indigo Blue

    2017 Escape Titanium Lightning Blue
    2016 Focus RS Nitrous Blue:    ordered: Jan 10, built: Sept 9, shipped from plant: Sept 27,  shipped Rhea Leader: Oct 25,
      arrived Halifax: Nov 12,  delivered Vancouver Island: Nov 28, 2016

    JacobZ06
    Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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    bobcat
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    UK - England

    Posts: 10019

    Nice one John thanks for sharing ?



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    coastliner
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    UK - England

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    http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/Product.do?method=view&n=1910&g=249091&p=107956&d=124&c=4&l=2&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Base&utm_campaign=Mudflaps & Brackets&istCompanyId=7bed2d1b-ddc3-469a-b48f-8ad2db8ea4ac&istItemId=xiparxpwmm&istBid=tztx&utm_term=1104001945095&utm_content=Car%20Prep%20%3E%20Mudflaps%20%26%20Brackets

     



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    bobcat
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    UK - England

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    @Stephen, thanks for sharing. Still can’t find Ford mud flaps for the front these might just do the job as you can buy just the front ones ?



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