DIY trick fender braces

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  1. RC79camaro

    RC79camaro Veteran Member

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    Ok I never was a big fan of the stock fender braces plus I lost one so checked out most aftermarket stuff and got a few ideas and decided to make a set.

    I tried to make these as simple as possible

    Materials:

    McMaster Carr Rod ends (4)
    http://www.mcmaster.com/#rod-ends/=d3dj4p

    1/2" stainless steel tubing (28")

    M8x1.25 nuts (4)

    7/16 Socket head bolts (4)

    Heres the final piece

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  2. RC79camaro

    RC79camaro Veteran Member

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    Heres how I made it

    Parts
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    Cut each tube to 14"
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    Tap each end to M8x1.25
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    Now add a nut and rod end to both ends
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  3. RC79camaro

    RC79camaro Veteran Member

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  4. RC79camaro

    RC79camaro Veteran Member

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    Heres the dimensions of the tubing I used
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  5. THOMAS81Z

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  6. Blu-By-U 79Z

    Blu-By-U 79Z Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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  7. Chevrolaine

    Chevrolaine Veteran Member Gold Member

    I like it and actually seen a car with similar ones last weekend, but the looks of them being adjustable just seems silly.

    As they say, as long as you like em...it's good!;)
     
  8. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy Veteran Member

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    I like them, I think the way they are designed and adjustable makes them superior over the flimsy factory offerings. Good job
     
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