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Trans Am Information => Restoration => Topic started by: medicman on July 25, 2021, 03:49:05 PM

Title: Rear flares
Post by: medicman on July 25, 2021, 03:49:05 PM
Hello all,

I have a problem with my rear wheel flares, they donít stay close to the body of the car, body shop put foam 3m tape to hold them on but they pop off and I see the tape and gaps. Really not eye appealing. Can someone suggest a solution please. Thank you in advance.
Title: Re: Rear flares
Post by: b_hill_86 on July 25, 2021, 07:09:24 PM
They should attach along the wheel well with screws I believe and two bolts that pass through the body into dead space kinda behind the door jam. Sounds like you may not have those boots (studs actually)?
Title: Re: Rear flares
Post by: medicman on July 25, 2021, 07:30:25 PM
i have all the studs and screws that are factory, they just do not fit good. Two way tape is not a good fix so far. 
Title: Re: Rear flares
Post by: medicman on July 25, 2021, 07:33:02 PM
forgot to mention, the screws x2 are screwed under the body and yes the bolts are behind the door vent. there are no screws along the actual flare.
Title: Re: Rear flares
Post by: RENOVATIONS on July 25, 2021, 10:51:26 PM
Are these your original or repro?
If they are repro (likely ABS plastic), it's not unusual for there to be a slight wave/poor fit where they meet the quarter behind the door.
I have always used a heat gun (sparingly) to "nudge" them into shape.
Probably not do-able for you if they have already been painted....
Title: Re: Rear flares
Post by: Aus78Formula on July 26, 2021, 12:56:29 AM
I don't have a TA, but don't some of the repros also not include the mounting bracket, they are just a shell? Have seen someone before trying to mount them and realised they were missing half of what was required and didn't have a used set either. But I may have that wrong. Silly cars with silly flares...!
Title: Re: Rear flares
Post by: RENOVATIONS on July 26, 2021, 03:46:50 AM
"Silly cars with silly flares"  LOL
I love T/A's but I have said before it is car with a giant sticker on it haha

I think you're thinking of the Danko flares...a shell unless you pay extra for the mounting brackets....yeah, no thanks.

I've used the repro flares from The Parts Place a couple of times and though they need a little massaging to fit flush, they are good parts.
Title: Re: Rear flares
Post by: medicman on July 26, 2021, 08:18:13 AM
They are factory flares. I think Iím going to remove them and see if there is some adjustment play on the bolts.