A flare for work
Our Project Super Crew F-250 gets its body widened with the installation of Bushwacker’s Pocket-Style fender flares
by Bruce W. Smith
Stones, sand, snow, sticks and other assorted road/trail debris love to do a number on the bodies of our work pickups. That abuse is accentuated the moment we swap-out stock tires for wider and/or more aggressive treads.
Factory fenders work perfectly fine protecting bodywork right up until the point you make a tire or wheel upgrade that moves the tread outward an inch or more like we’ve done on our 2011 F-250 Super Duty project truck.
We quickly realized adding a lift kit and bumping up the tires to foot-wide 35s is the perfect formula to spray the sides of the body from the rear of the front fenderwells to the taillights with all sorts of highway and off-road matter.
So we called on our partners at Buswhacker for a quick, practical solution.
Bushwacker sent a set of their Pocket-Style flares, which are easy to install and provide body protection with a rugged look in one easy install.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s Truck Supply & Outfitter’s handled the upfit, and it took David Adair less than an hour to make the change.
(TSO sprayed the flares with All-Pro Lining spray-on medium to match Project Super Crew’s rocker protection and custom front bumper.)
The photos in the gallery below shows how easy it is to give any pickup a “flare” for work. – Bruce W. Smith