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It was going on guys thanks for tuning back to the channel. What i have have for you guys today ill be showing you guys how to make some mud flaps. Its my buddy tonys truck.
You guys have seen it on some of my previous videos mud flaps are usually for you know white wheels lifted trucks anywhere where theres a big space right in here that doesnt provide any coverage for the cars behind you it keeps you know for you from knocking rocks or mud into the cars. That are you know driving behind you on the road possibly damaging their windshields. Im sure a lot of you guys have already got a cracked windshield by somebody thats in the front that you know kicks a rock at you well anyways.
I mean. Theres a lot of other reasons too. But what im doing today is making some custom month laps for this truck because he actually got pulled over and they gave him a citation for a fix.
It ticket. So you guys know how that works put the mud flaps on get it signed off you get slap on the wrist. So im gonna go ahead.
And i got some material already. I got to figure out exactly where i want to mount these how i want to make them how far i want them to come down you can go to almost any custom shop that that deals with lifted trucks and theyll sell you a kit. The one that is right around the corner from me they sell it for three hundred and twelve dollars out the door.
Personally i think thats super expensive. I mean they do they are plexiglass and then you know they are powder coated. So i mean obviously the workmanship is there its just a lot of its just a lot to expand you know so.
What im gonna be doing is a little bit different than the ones. Im used to seeing let me just see the ones that are made with all flat bar super adjustable they got tons of holes. I mean it look really nice.
But what ill be doing is using square tube and flat bar square tube. Im gonna be putting it up there im using probably about three or four inch sleeve of some one and a quarter by one and a quarter to slide in some one inch. One by one square tube up and down basically making it removable bringing the one by one straight down and over and then putting the flat bar.
Welding. The flat bar against their plexiglas mud flap and then another piece of flat bar on the outside to sandwich. It in i will be making obviously bolted onto the frame.
But ill be making sideways to different holes one for a bolt. One for a pin. The reason for that is you know since he goes to a lot of the truck meets and truck shows we want to make him removable as easily as possible so.
When i figured out was if i put a bolt thatll be for you know long term if hes gonna go on the road. Shes gonna go down on the trip or something and he wants to make sure theyre not going anywhere you make sure you that bolts nice and tight at the same time. Its gonna have a pin probably you know two three inches away from that same on that same bracket and the pin is gonna be used to be able to remove the mud flap so if you want if hes gonna go to a show.
He doesnt want to have the mud flaps. The night before he could take off the bolt. The paint is holding in the mud flaps gets to the show takes off the mud flaps just by releasing the pin.
Getting back on the road puts the mud flaps back on throws. The pin in place and heads home you know once hes home. If he wants to bolt him down bulk up down.
So thats the theory behind it thats what im gonna try to get out. And i think thats a good idea. I mean ive seen so that you know if you wanted to remove them youd be down.
There for 20 minutes trying to screw off all the bolts and just kind of a nightmare. So especially if youre running you know last minute here and there the this this way. I think itll be super fast.
And i think youll like it so um. He was he wanted to paint them and all that but im gonna just go ahead and spray them for him with spray paint just because casey doesnt have any time to paint them anytime. Soon.
The main purpose getting them on this truck. Today is just so that he could have the ticket signed off and obviously if theyre gonna he run primered unpainted and they say here for a couple of weeks. Even you know they could start getting arrested.
So what make sure we caught them with a little bit of gold paint to match the rest of his parts. Ive seen a bunch of different looks. Honestly he probably has about i want to say 22 inches.
Possibly 24 inches from the floor to the top to the bottom. I mean to the bottom of the cladding. I measured a little bit.
And i figured if we do it about 12 inches. Thatll be nice and covered the wheel. I got to measure that and see exactly how wide it is i obviously his rooms are for teens.
But i want to make sure i get full coverage and yeah guys lets lets get to it it should be a fairly easy project. Like i said. Its just basically creating some l.
Brackets welding in some flat bar drilling. Some holes a little bit of paint all right guys. So im under the truck trying to figure out exactly where my 1×1 is gonna drop down from from the frame.
I have just a hair under two inches between the frame and the leaf spring. So im gonna im gonna do it through here this little gap two and a half inches like i said the the the bar. Im using the drop down is one by one so thats more than enough space.
So ill just kind of talk to you guys over what im gonna do i was originally at the one by one over the quarter inch plate weld that together and put two bolts you know top to bottom on the bread on the quarter inch plate. But instead just because i have you know just two inches of clearance. Im gonna put the one by one next to the flat bar.
And ill weld that together inside and out drill. The two holes on the flat bar bolt that down and that should be more than fine. The flat bar is gonna be dropping down just enough to clear here in other words.
The other one by one thats gonna be at the bottom. Creating the el. Its gonna come out from right around here straight outwards towards the outside of the truck.
I need to measure the height of the frame. So i can make a little sleeve. And i want to say this is probably from five inches.
Its a little over five inches. So im gonna cut it at four inches. Im gonna cut the sleeve at four inches.
Im gonna go to the top of to where that cross member is at this one from the bottom of this crossmember. Im gonna im gonna measure downwards to see where my clearance would be for the tires. So let me see that music 14 inches to the bottom of the cladding or the you know in other words.
If its a regular bed. Its just the bed. I call this cladding because this is a ss cover so i dont know exactly what the referred types.
Ive seen people call it claddings and thats what ill call it so 14 inches. Im gonna cut it at 13 inches just because i have four inches to play with up there. And i dont want it to be i wanted as close as possible to hug this lip that way its as high as it can be without touching so im gonna cut that at 13 inches.
Im gonna measure from from where the bar is gonna drop right here to the outside of the wheel and see what that what that gives me. But what im gonna do is probably bring it to right about where this pieces at right here. I think.
Thats thats enough. And that measurement actually is 21 21. Inches.
Alright. So lets get to cutting all right. So.
Weve had four inches right off the bat music. Applause music music go ahead and cut it out music music alright. Guys.
So see how thats got really nice travel. And its got a little bit of play. But thats where the pain in the bolt will attack cant play its part.
The little flat bar weld out to the side right here. Two holes bolt this down to holes this way one bolt. One pin removable put it back on the bracket of much left will come out weld.
It from here to here and downwards. So thats the whole point of trying to get this section done all right guys so im done kind of please pre drilling and cutting this section right here this is where you bolt up here put your gear washers in your lock nut to move of nylon locknut on this and then you know so itll be welcome like that and this bottom one will have a pin you can always you can obviously bulk it to you know if you dont plan on and remove them removing them all the time or often so thats how the setup will be just like that up against the frame. This will be weld like that music like i was mentioning just take off the bolt.
Hes gonna go to a show or whatever reason pick off the pain move it much left comes on i just kind of noticed something. Though that i might it might be a pain in the ass good. Things that you dont notice ahead of time.
So make sure you dont if something is that tight make sure you dont put this is a 3 8. Bolt. With the big head on this is pretty probably just over a quarter inch.
So you can see how that would be in the way of the pin coming off and both of these bolt heads matching up. I would uh. I would definitely be a pain in the ass.
So i think im gonna have to end up welding them up a different kind like that that kind of sucks. I wish i had paid attention to that but its not a big deal i mean i could remake some of these actually know what im gonna remake them i dont like that itll be weld like that it looks kind of ugly. So yeah.
Thats one thing you guys gotta always pay attention to why i should have caught that but luckily i caught it before i welded this stuff. So. Im gonna make a new bracket with a bolt hole a little bit lower than this in the bolt hole right in the middle.
That way. None of these heads are in each others way so ill get to that all right guys. So im i put the the bracket up there with a magnet just kind of make sure i take it accurate measurement.
Thats how it sticks down for me between the leaf spring in the frame and according to my measurements. I have to cut that bracket at 20 inches just so that its on the inside of the wheel. But on the outside of the of the of the thread pattern 20 inches.
And im thinking im gonna make the plexiglas between 12 and 13 inches. So now that i have the brace wall. Its not there yet.
But ill weld that piece up here one by one then it ill weld the flat bar next to it. But its gonna be one inch flat bark enough to fit four bolts and then on the opposite side in other words on this side. Im gonna put a two inch flat bar.
So it covers up that one inch flat bar and those 1. By 1 square tube. So yeah.
Lets get to cutting the rest of the pieces and well alright guys so let me explain to you guys. What im gonna be doing. I changed.
The design a little bit reason being i ran out of the one by one. I thought i had enough then i didnt so im gonna end up going. But back with 2 by 2.
But is a two inch flat bar. Its quarter inch 20 inch piece. So its actually pretty strong.
I doubt that this will hold so this would ill be doing removable piece bolted onto the frame. Its a 14 inches from the top to the bottom 1. By 1 8.
Inch. Welding. The 2×2 god.
Why dont you keep saying 2×2 welding. A two inch flat bar might put a little gusset. I probably will blow one inch gusset right down the front or just excite.
I like behcets plexiglas will sit right here. This will sandwich the plexiglas four bolts done alright guys so i just got done cutting the plexiglas ended up cutting it twelve by twelve. I think thats a good size for that uh for that application on that truck.
I said its not that tall so it doesnt have to be dating. These dont have to be super long so now im just gonna go ahead and match up the steel with up here and drilling the holes first im gonna drill the holes pilot holes on the steel then im gonna come back through here and scout sandwich this and drill through those same pilot holes so it drills through the acrylic alright guys so now that ive pre drilled a pilot hole on all four of four of these holes. Ive sandwiched the acrylic or the plexiglas right between the both of the pieces of steel.
So that pilot hold now i can just punch right straight through with what the drill with absolutely no issues once. I do that to all four sides. I could technically and it simply to be this one handed yeah.
Its super easy so once i do all four sides it this will be ready to drill out three times doing a quarter inch on these actually so im gonna drill these out two quarter inch and im gonna do them separately the reason. Why is because i dont want to put too much tension on this as im doing it because i just the pilot holes. Theres only thing im drilling together the the quarter inch holes.
Im gonna do them separately. But theyll all line up. So let me do that to both pieces.
Then ill start welding this this bracket into the other rate and well be ready to paint all right guys. Were ready to start welding these brackets onto it onto these brackets just make sure before you weld make sure you you get these in the right direction. These have to be sideways in other words facing up while this is facing flat.
You know down that way you dont accidentally weld them about opposite. And you have to read drill holes on that also one thing to remember you always have a left and a right. I should have mentioned that before but dont accidentally get caught with two rights or two lefts so they dont you dont drill them identical.
You have to do one facing forward and one facing backwards because theres a left and a right i dont know if you guys understand what i mean so ultimately. I mean you can still use them promote on module as you can still use on the same way you except that on one of them youll have the brace this bracket on the outside and on the other one you have it on inside. If you accidentally screw that out so now im gonna weld this together let me use a 45 to make sure that 90.
Im sorry to make sure that everything is squared well demand place put a little gusset right here. Something something. Small and they will be ready to once i weld that piece on there also ill be ready to bolt on the truck alright guys so we are pretty much done with fab work on these all i got to do now is just a primer.
Them and paint them both them in i weld it all the way through send it down the back way through on this side on that side. Im gonna leave the weld just as it is speaks out i dont want to send it down and then have a little bit of weight point so im gonna leave that alone so yeah guys let me primer them up real quick and give them some paint and start for the month. Alright guys so i got the parts all primered up waiting for them to dry probably give them a few minutes about 15 or 20.
More minutes all right guys so we just got done painting them its hard to bring you guys to see it. But its were in the shade. But let me try to move this piece out nice and gold.
Were gonna give it up a few minutes to dry up and then were gonna go ahead and start trying to mount them alright guys. So i kind of jumped. The gun a little bit.
Im at the full install of the right side let me show you guys what it looks like bolted up. I wasnt able to fit a washer on the top bolt that goes sideways. But thats fine because it snugs up pretty good we ended up putting it right at 5 inches.
Roughly. I think thats a better 7 inches. Looks too far back thats how it looks.
I think it looks good. Its not too small and its not too big show you guys the low side of you i got probably about 3 8. Of an inch of a gap.
So thats good i shouldnt be touching anywhere. Its got a little bit of play up and down in sideways. Thats mostly because we have that pain thats locked in there if we were to put that as a bolt and tighten the heck out of it this would not move.
But you know we needed to be removable. So thats like i said earlier thats one of the easiest ways to be able to get something like that often more often than ever when when you have something removable if stuff tends to move a little bit. But i mean thats an easy fix like i said if if its gonna be something thats permanent on here let me get a closer look on behind so im gonna move forward to the other one and try to finish that up because he needs to go and hopefully you guys got the idea so alright guys so we just got done installing the site also now im putting on this plexiglass on this side.
Too. So i got to match up the holes make sure i have them all identical. It doesnt look this is close.
But i dont think thats it that one looks perfect right there i think this is it. But theres one hole thats off so ill just read drill it music. We didnt know putting the matting in between just because it was gonna make it so fat and ugly that it would look awkward.
Thats posing such a steel with the plexiglas in between it looks so nice and clean so were just leaving it like this make sure you dont take this stuff off beforehand because you could almost do almost anything and itll scratch it so if you want it to look nice and clean kind of leave it alone now what i have i have locknuts back here. I didnt up using the line long once the reason for this is because i just want to do a hand tighten on this well hand. Tighten and then just enough for the lock washer to tighten.
Because i want to put too much pressure on here. Which would cost a lot of tension on the plexiglass. So literally just enough to where you could feel that its not fully tightened.
But its nice and tight. So that it doesnt come undone on its own and you are good to go. I just got to put one more nut back here because i got to get the little small washer.
But thats pretty much it guys i mean. Its already done what i did to match this plate. We ended up using this crossmember right here to measure exactly the same distance to the other side.
Its a very tight squeeze right there so. But you know ultimately. It was okay.
I should have let the paint dry a little bit longer. So we got a little bit of scuff marks on it. But ultimately looks good.
I think what if that once that dries. I have a little bit of left a little bit of black on here it should wipe off we match them up if you guys can see the the gaps were almost identical this is probably a hair over three eighths. But to be honest with you its not enough to even mess with its literally you would never notice so let me finish just tightening up that bolt and or were gonna double check everything make sure all the bolts are nice and tight and thats it music alright.
Guys. Well that was it it took. Me probably around 3 4.
Hours rushing to get the whole project from the end. I had about an hour break in between but uh like i said. I think the only thing is i we should have kind of let the paint dry a little bit longer just so that its you know hundred percent dry.
But hope you guys got the idea on how to make those and again from thats a generic way to do it you could obviously make taller and longer and wider collapse. I just wanted something that you know he could get take it checked out he likes him enough. He says he might even just leave him on there so if he wants to leave a mother.
Honestly. I would recommend taking off that pin putting the another bolt and then tighten them up really good yeah guys i think they dont look ridiculous on this truck. Honestly and theyre minimal they look very very very i think adequate is the word.
Im thinking so yeah hope you guys liked the video dont forget to like and subscribe. I have a lot more videos on the way and turn on your notifications. So you guys get alerts and ill see you guys in the next video thanks for watching music.
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