I had a perfect fit with this set on my 1979 CJ5. The directions called for vice grips and some drilling, but I lucked out and didn't find this to be necessary. Like the earlier reviewer mentioned, heat them up in the sun before installation. It is worth noting that AMC changed parts and sub-manufacturers on a regular basis. This means that the parts differ slightly year to year, and you might not get lucky like I did.
Be sure to let flares warm up in the sun before installing. Use three pairs of vice grips to clamp and hold flare to fender flange; one at the top/middle, and one several inches above each end of the flare. It's helpful to have a second pair of hands hold flare in position when clamping it to the metal flange on the jeep when marking and when installing. I used a 90 degree scratch awl to mark hole locations on fender (angled marker pen would be better); had to SLIGHTLY ream out holes on fender to make screws fit, but don't ream out holes too much. And don't ream out holes on plastic flare at all. Be as accurate as you can when marking hole locations.
Are these Made in North America?
Asked by Mark K from Edmonton Canada on
Hi Mark The Fender Flare Set is not made in North America. Thanks
Answered by LWiff ext 4804 from Edmonton Canada on
does this flare set (CROJ8997109) use the existing factory holes for mounting?
Asked by Christopher from Pea Ridge, AR on
Hello Christopher! Yes this flare set does us existing flare mounting hole to install them. Does come with new hardware for installation. Thank you!
Answered by Bob H from Pea Ridge, AR on