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260mgb Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA, USA   USA
You would need 2 LH and 2 RH at $27 each!

http://www.rustrepair.com/RABBIT-75-REAR-WHEEL-ARCH-4077551L.HTM

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billymgb1000 Silver Member william gaulin
harrisville, harrisville RI, USA   USA
1973 MG MGB
1974 MG MGB V8 Conversion "Sweet Thing"
Has anyone used these flares ?

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260mgb Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA, USA   USA
Very similar to the Omni flares. Quite a few have used them. Keith's car is a good example:

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/KeithTanner-MGBGT.htm



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2014-06-02 06:22 PM by 260mgb.

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JGug1 Silver Member James Guglielmino
Mission, KS, USA   USA
The Omni/Horizon flares seem more radical.
I'm trying to interpret the pictures of the Rabbit flare. Is it lying outside down?


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260mgb Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA, USA   USA
You would trim the flared portion from the repair panel.

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260mgb Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA, USA   USA
The Rabbit flares aren't quite as wide as the Omni flares. Mounted lower below body line on this car:


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danmas Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee, USA   USA
1974 MG MGB GT V8 Conversion "Powered By Ford" ~ For Sale ! ~
Some good info on using Rabbit flares on an MGB.

http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?2,20254

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dhen Darian Henderson
San Antonio, TX, USA   USA
1962 MG MGA Conversion "Mater"
On a side note, when's the last time anyone actually saw either of these sh!t boxes on the road moving under its own power. But if it fits... smiling smiley

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1744 Gold Member Bill Guzman
CA, USA   USA
1973 MG MGB GT "Renegade I GT"
1974 MG MGB "Renegade"
Depends on the reason why install flares in a B.

I did mine for necessity (traction) to fit larger tires. What look do you want you B to present.

These are two examples of flares that I have used. The first one is my GT which is going through a total restoration and the second is my other project. Both flares are fiberglass, the ones on the GT have on the car since 1980,the GT has gone from full race car to street car a couple of times. The Gt this time is street program.



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PlainsMG Bob Atkinson
Benton, KS, USA   USA
I just attached Rabbit flares but haven't finished the body work- so no finished pics yet. It's my first time doing much body work and they seemed easy to fit. I attached the rear fenders below the crease line because I really liked the look and it was easier than making and adding extensions. I didn't see how to do that on the front as the tires hit the front of the flare in full lock under compression.


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B-racer Jeff Schlemmer
Shakopee, MN, USA   USA
1950 Willys Jeep Pickup "Ratrod"
1971 MG MGB
2014 Dodge Charger
Careful what you call a S##$box. I own one of those S###tboxes...In fact, its hogging up my shop with a blown transmission. Maybe I could cut off the fender flares...



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260mgb Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA, USA   USA
I bought one for $400 years ago, needed new CV axles. Used for work commute for 5 years with no troubles. Sold it for $1000 when gas was $4 a gallon.

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V8MGBV8 Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN, USA   USA
In reply to # 2852744 by 260mgb I bought one for $400 years ago, needed new CV axles. Used for work commute for 5 years with no troubles. Sold it for $1000 when gas was $4 a gallon.

Can't beat that! Did you ever replace the axles?

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260mgb Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA, USA   USA
Oh yeah, I had to, every time you turned, it made a loud growling noise. I think the axles were only about a $100 each.

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B-racer Jeff Schlemmer
Shakopee, MN, USA   USA
1950 Willys Jeep Pickup "Ratrod"
1971 MG MGB
2014 Dodge Charger
You can currently buy BOTH Omni front axle assemblies including shipping for $90. Mine was $500 and will help me reduce fuel prices over the winter when my truck gets 7 mpg ($120 of fuel a week if prices are average). Tranny rebuild parts cost $200 including a new torque converter.



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