(I know ya didn't really think ya were gonna fit 44's on a Cherokee but there are some REALLLLL optimistic folk out there...)
Just like the YJ fender flares that I had on before -
these were super easy.
Be sure to smooth those down the edges and slap a coat of primer on the edge before you put the flares on. Sheet metal screws w/ fender washers will hold everything in place or you can pre-drill the holes and use long-shank rivets with an air rivet-gun to secure them. NOTE: You can use a hardware store rivet-gun but NOT generic rivets for this! Standard hardware store rivets do not have long enough shanks to go through the flare, fender & washers. An auto body supply house, or fastener specialty store (nuts & bolts supplier) will have them but they will need to know what size hole you'll want to drill and how deep of a shank you'll need on the rivet.
Add the thickness of the fender flare, fender &
any washers together and that is the space the rivet has to collapse DOWN to.
The rivet's shank must be LONGER than that measurement by at least 3/16" and
preferably 1/4" plus have a slightly smaller diameter than your drill bit. It
is best to get your rivets first and then choose the drill bit based on the
If you have pics of your own repairs or can suggest other methods - please contribute your ideas (and pictures) to this article!
October 04, 2006