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In the text it says fits the same way as the standard arch flares 

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Finally someone doing some nice looking arches. Just a shame I don't have a defender anymore.

Mike

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I bought a rear pair of 30mm wide arches (265mm tyres) for my 1984 defender 110 Hcap for about £80.

They came with plenty of the nice little clips to attach them.

What I hadn’t appreciated was that they would turn up in a nice box with ‘Britpart’ written on it.

After some investigation there were two issues..

1. The lovely clips were less useful than hoped.. so I went to my main dealer to buy oem ones.. much more robust.

2. The oval holes in the arches didn’t come very close to lining up with the studs in my vehicle bodywork arches. New holes to be drilled... ho hum

To be fair though they look fine and seem sturdy enough so I won’t be sending them back.

Method for putting them on..

a) remove dirt etc from studs inside vehicle bodywork arches

b) drill holes in new extended arches to marry up with studs on vehicle bodywork arches (if they don’t fit)

c) clip into place using good quality clips

Hope that helps :)

 

 

 

Edited by Keith1984

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If you don't tell em, they'll never fix it.

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Talking to someone about these the fronts are the arches only, they don't come with the inner section like the OE ones. This mean you need to cut up your old ones to have the inner section when you fit them, makes it a bit of a non-reversible job!

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I've just fitted a set of these to my project, I've only gone for the fronts as I have a hi cap tub so standard width arches should be ok on the rear.

As said above, they fit into the normal holes under the wing using the usual trim clips with a bit of enlarging of the holes in the arch, you do have to cut up your old front arches to bridge the gap between arch and arch liner, or buy a cheap pair of arches to chop up if you want to keep your old ones.

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That's pretty, mudmonkey 👍

Mo

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Thanks Mo, its taken just over a year to get to this stage but all seems to be coming together now. 
I should really do a build thread but there's more pics here

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On 2/5/2019 at 9:51 AM, Mudmonkey said:

I've just fitted a set of these to my project, I've only gone for the fronts as I have a hi cap tub so standard width arches should be ok on the rear.

As said above, they fit into the normal holes under the wing using the usual trim clips with a bit of enlarging of the holes in the arch, you do have to cut up your old front arches to bridge the gap between arch and arch liner, or buy a cheap pair of arches to chop up if you want to keep your old ones.

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Thanks. Any chance of a photo of the inside of the arch where the fixings are, I am still not sure what the issue is.

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Apologies for the bad picture. Your original front arches will have a bit which bridges the gap in the picture between the new arch and the arch liner, you need to cut this off and sandwich it between the extended arch and the wing.

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Ah, all clear now. Thanks!

Makes you wonder why they didn't make the wider arches with that bit in :rolleyes:

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The material used in these new extended arches, is it comparable to the Defender original arches with flexibility or is it like the cheap hard plastic stuff that crack the minute you put them near a trail? 

I to have been holding off on buying a full set till they became more popular and opinions began showing up on the forums. 

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They're made of the same flexible type of plastic as the originals I think, they feel the same anyway.

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On 2/7/2019 at 11:45 PM, BogMonster said:

Ah, all clear now. Thanks!

Makes you wonder why they didn't make the wider arches with that bit in :rolleyes:

I'm guessing that given the blue-box nature of the part, they're cost cutting by halving the size of the plastic molding tooling.

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