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I found a 95 bronco that has rust along back fender well, I haven’t seen it in person but this looks like a common problem. Can I put cutout flares to cover this and treat the non rusted area?
 

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See our Sponsor's 95 Bronco fender flares Sources at 1995 Ford Bronco Fender Flares - CARiD.com
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Yes you can use cutout flares to cover that up, once you cut it out.

The cutout flares for 87-96 are hideous banana shaped monstrosities. Instead, find a set for 80-86. Heres a set on my 85.



However, since the cutout flares add about 4" to the width of each side, Youll need new wheels or quality spacers to bring the tires out even with the edge of the flare.

Instead of this


The correct wheels or spacers give you this
 
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Following up on the OP's post, we're in the same boat with our '94 and I found these on eBay:

Black Textured Pocket Bolt Fender Flares 92-96 Ford F-150 F-250 F-350 Bronco | eBay

The specs say they'll add up to 2" additional coverage and I'm wondering if that will be too wide and make it look like the pics @BigBlue 94 posted. The plan is to cut out the rust on all 4 openings and mount the flares above the "flare" of the fender. We've got BFG A/T 31x10.5's on stock rims. Do you think those flares will look OK with the current tires or will it look like it's "wearing a skirt" as was stated in another fender flare post? I've thought about spacers if needed, but I've been advised they will put stress on...something...and cause it to wear out prematurely.

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Following up on the OP's post, we're in the same boat with our '94 and I found these on eBay:

Black Textured Pocket Bolt Fender Flares 92-96 Ford F-150 F-250 F-350 Bronco | eBay

The specs say they'll add up to 2" additional coverage and I'm wondering if that will be too wide and make it look like the pics @BigBlue 94 posted. The plan is to cut out the rust on all 4 openings and mount the flares above the "flare" of the fender. We've got BFG A/T 31x10.5's on stock rims. Do you think those flares will look OK with the current tires or will it look like it's "wearing a skirt" as was stated in another fender flare post? I've thought about spacers if needed, but I've been advised they will put stress on...something...and cause it to wear out prematurely.

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My flares are a good 4" wide, if not 5". They are cutout style and required cutting about 2-3" of fender out. With a only 31" tire I do think it might look like its"wearing a skirt". I have 37s on mine and I wouldnt want any smaller. I have the room for 42s!

Wheel spacers are an acceptable fix. There is really no difference between running a spacer or a wheel with very little backspace. What it does do is increase the scrub radius, which is the distance between the centerline of the tire and the center of the BJ. It can put undue stress on the BJs, but its really only an issue when you do large spacers. On a rear axle, they have no major side effects. Just gotta keep all the nuts tight.
 

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but its really only an issue when you do large spacers
What would be considered "large"? If the flare adds up to 2" of coverage then a 2" spacer would fix that.
 

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What would be considered "large"? If the flare adds up to 2" of coverage then a 2" spacer would fix that.
A 2 inch spacer is at the large end of acceptable. Anything bigger will put too much stress on the BJs.

With 2" spacers, I have about half an inch of the wheel hub showing plus the lockout. 3" would nearly cover the lockout.
 

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Thanks @BigBlue 94! Hopefully they won't come out too far then and a 1" spacer would be sufficient. Otherwise, we'll be looking at new tires and these are already new. Are your 37's on wider rims or stock?
 

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Thanks @BigBlue 94! Hopefully they won't come out too far then and a 1" spacer would be sufficient. Otherwise, we'll be looking at new tires and these are already new. Are your 37's on wider rims or stock?
You wouldnt need new tires. You would need new wheels with an inch or so less backspacing. Thats why I am not opposed to "smaller" wheel spacers. As far as the BJs and scrub radius are concerned, a 4.5" BS wheel with 2" spacer is NO DIFFERENT than a 2.5" backspace wheel. The difference is more fasteners that can potentially fail.

Bora makes great quality spacers, for automotive and agricultural uses.

My wheels are 16x8 with 4.5" of BS. I screwed up and should have ordered em with 3" of BS.

I would look for some thinner flares. Street style or something.

Mine are the bushwhacker cutouts. Look in this random pic of a bullnose. See that chrome trim around the wheel wells? Every bit of metal below that piece of trim is cut off on mine.

 
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Thanks for all the info @BigBlue 94!. Will post some pics once we get it done. Take Care!

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