Since there really isn't anywhere on the net that has good coverage on how to
install the body mounted "High Rear Fenders", I decided to do document
it as I went.
So, here ya go!
Got my trusty boss here to keep things in line for me. As you can see
these mount above where the old fiberglass fenders go. Complete tire
exposure for hurling highway rocks at the sniveling environmentalist's little
Next was to find a suitable mounting system for the bolts to hang onto.
Many dreaded thoughts of having to weld a nut to the back to the sheet metal
forced me to look harder. I found a few solutions, but the final product
was a winner. These act like a Moly Bolt. They were purchased at ACE
Hardware for $1.30 each, plus the mounting tool @ $1.95. I ended up
settling on 6 per side. The mounting tool goes between the part and the
bolt. Once you make a 1/2" hole in the sheet metal, then you knock
them in with the hammer. This needs to be a tight fit, or it just
Once you get it in, then a 9/16" box wrench holds the mounting tool,
and I used an impact wrench to speed things up with driving the bolt into the
threaded body. In doing so, it causes the back to pull tight against the
sheet metal making it nearly impossible to remove. (You would have to
grind the face off, and knock it into the car to remove it.)
Now that all of them are installed, I just added anti-seize compound to the
threads of the bolts to keep saltwater from corroding them in there. As
you can see from the pics, it was rather easy to do, and took just a few hours.
I have since primed the fenders black, and will paint them when I get back from
vacation next week.