Bagged and bodied 99 c3500 build

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The Flares are made from SMC. Fiberglass won't work on them, you have to buy SMC resin. There are 2 different drivers side flares as well. When I was "building" my dually, I found a complete long box with better flares than mine, but the sheetmetal was trashed. When I went to put the drivers side flare on, I had to drill new holes on the front edge a couple inches back to get it on. It covered the old holes, but it was 100% shorter. I don't know what year the box was I bought but it was a long box.
 

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The Flares are made from SMC. Fiberglass won't work on them, you have to buy SMC resin. There are 2 different drivers side flares as well. When I was "building" my dually, I found a complete long box with better flares than mine, but the sheetmetal was trashed. When I went to put the drivers side flare on, I had to drill new holes on the front edge a couple inches back to get it on. It covered the old holes, but it was 100% shorter. I don't know what year the box was I bought but it was a long box.
Fiberglass will work. Not as well as SMC, but that's what my flares were repaired with.
 

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I'm 99% sure this is only on the shortbed duallys, which this is not. LB trucks were the same.

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Yes, after reading up on fiberglass repairs on many Corvette sites, I've learned that you have to treat SMC fiberglass different than regular fiberglass. Here's where I started on my truck, start from post 1113 https://www.gmt400.com/threads/600-2000-c3500-cclb.49519/post-1227949

Amazon sells SMC specific resin and filler, and I used the fiberglass matting below with pretty good results.

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Isn't there a company out there making and selling modified fender flares, I came across them once but can't find them now. I think they were stretched to lay out over 22-24 inch rims
 

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Isn't there a company out there making and selling modified fender flares, I came across them once but can't find them now. I think they were stretched to lay out over 22-24 inch rims
I can't recall.. but this is the kind of stuff discussed all the time over on duallyscene, which no longer exists. I mentioned the site a little while back and someone said posts were still searchable on whatever the forum had turned into - Street Scene or something like that? Was it @618 Syndicate that mentioned it, maybe?

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Widened fenders are available but as noted not cheap. If you want semis to tuck you have 3 choices. Pay for new, have yours widened by a body shop, or you can run a cab and chassis rear end, which is a couple inches narrower.
Been a while since I've been in those discussions but I believe a C&C rear is 8" narrower than a standard width pickup dually rear. Takes some fitting to make it all work and obviously if you're dropped and trying to tuck big dually wheels with a C&C you're probably gonna be tubbed (or in process of) already.

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