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Keith S    50

I'm at the Mud Flap & Hanger stage for my B46 eMack and looking for pictures to get ideas. 

The picture below is what came with the truck: VERY basic, welded on, no lights...

The new color scheme will be Tonka Truck Yellow.

I'm considering three different hanger choices (all with a basic mud flap; maybe Tonka stenciled on the bottom)

  1. Old school coiled spring hanger
  2. Straight bar - round, rectangular, or oval
  3. Straight rectangular bar with three lights

You guys have some pictures of your mud flaps, hangers, and hanger length? Seems like 30" long hangers would stick way out there - yes, no?

- Keith

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h67st    163

I don't have flaps on mine yet but I see a lot of trucks where the outer edge of the flap lines up with the outside edge of the tires...this looks nice. You could measure from the frame rail to the outside of the tire to get a hanger length.

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Maddog13407    1,915

agree, full fender for a bobtail and believe me, the rocks still find a way around them sometimes and hit the back of cab.

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MHfred    205

My vote is for the full fenders also but here is what I have on my MH. They were about $13 each at my Mack dealer. 

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70mackMB    155

I'm going with the outside width of the sidewalls for the flaps and fenders. And those tires you have on the drives are the BEST mud and snow tread going! Bandag Winterdeeps. aka around here as Wicked Deeps.  Hippy........

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h67st    163
 

I agree with h67 the flaps should line up with the outer edge of tire, or stick out just past.

My opinion is a little off your topic but...if your gonna bobtail around or not have some type of body on the back frame your gonna want some type of full fender to keep the back of the cab protected from flying rocks.            I can remember underdog has plastic full fenders (I like), mine are aluminum, I think freightrain's are diamond plate, and some are stainless.   The plastic type ones you can get in a bunch of different colors. 

Hobert, I like those fenders...where do you buy those?

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Hobert62    500
 

Hobert, I like those fenders...where do you buy those?

Truck N Tow.com      I've bought chains, binders, and straps there too.  There prices are pretty good on stuff and if you sign up for emails they send a free shipping code out at the end of the month.

  Fleet engineers is the brand of the fender.  When I mounted them I rolled the to the rear so they would meet my taillight brackets.  I wish they would be about 4" longer in the front, but I'm happy with them. I think next time I would go with the stainless version, or possibly the "plastic" ones.    The aluminum is a brushed finish.  

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Maddog13407    1,915

I got the stainless version made by I think Lifetime. they were $99 a piece just for the fender, I made my own brackets. have put two sets on my truck, one set had a run in with low trailer and an angled driveway while turnin. don't have that problem usually with 22.5's but I'm runnin 24.5's and you lose a lot of clearance

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Keith S    50

I'll be bobtailing for a while... and I hadn't thought about rocks and debris hitting the cab.

On a different topic and question after seeing Hobert's: Shock absorbers. Did B models come with shocks? If so, how and where were they mounted?

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Hobert62    500

I have a freightliner air ride on mine.  With the rear springs as stiff as they are there's no need for shocks.   

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Hobert62    500

image.jpg.3603adfc6cbd3157b962169316458532.jpgjust an idea.    I don't like the black anti spray stuff in the wheel opening of this one, but I think that's optional.     I don't know how the color holds up for fading either.    

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Brocky    869

If you are going to be doing a lot of bobtailing I would consider bracket which had more lights in them so you have a little more visibility that just the required 2 stop/turn on the rear.

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mowerman    1,229

like the full fenders myself...dont help you much with tire chains.lol.....man that B model is coming along real nice,,,hats off to you ....wow...bob

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