Originally Posted by 04 EDGE
looking good D!
hey this had probley been asked but what happened to the stock fender flairs?
( cracks nuckles ) everyone sit down, screw your wig on tight, its story time, one I'm sure will answer some questions as to the ' origins of D. ' .
A while back, I came in contact with a guy from Alabama. It was on Generationedge ( the original one ). We gabbed in the forums and he found out I was running a bottle.
I blew up 2 motors before I talked with him ( Yes *I* blew them up with stupidity, the nitrous was employed wrong.. well.. kinda.. ). We started gabbing and Jason Allen started trash talking about his eaton setup..
One day, this guy posts a new thread ' Come ye, Come all to the 300rwhp challenge '. About 5 or 6 of us started getting into it and going at it.
The Gentlemans name is Doug Studdard as in Doug from BamaChips.
Over the years, he and I gabbed quite a lot ( his wife and I gabbed as well, shes one fiesty redhead! ).
We all sorta wasted engines. Doug had an OHV with a paxton he did something to, I burned some pistons and grenaded quite a few manifolds.. Jason.. well.. he never did get his detonation issues resolved..
Doug came up with a solution for my A/F problems. Without saying anything, he just mailed me a return-style fuel system. Just out of nowhere. It resolved my issues and I made the 300hp level AFTER being banned from GE LOL!
Doug was starting to hit the v6fc ( V6 Ford Challenge ) events. Him and Jimmy ( 8 sec splash ) were having fun. Doug picked up a sponsor from whipple and started to build another truck besides his white one with the 4.0.
He needed a set of flares and a front vailience.
So.. I drove to a friend from RPS'es house just outside of syracuse NY, grabbed a front bumper/vailience and packed them with my fender flares and just sent them to him.
I can't remember if I told him before hand or not ( it was like.. 3 or 4 years ago! ) but he needed/wanted them, I had no use for them.. why not get them out of the way and make room for something else?
I did the same with a bumper, some factory blocks and everything else I don't need.. I just get rid of it. Its doing no good collecting dust and taking up space, might as well have someone putting them to use.
I haven't spoken to Doug since Katrina. I heard from him in Email, he let me know his wife, HER cats and his persons were ok and safe, but he was going to be VERY busy for quite a while. I hope to make it to Bama sometime and kick back and laugh with him for a while before my time passes.
I *know* Doug and it's kinda why I try and stay out of the vendors areas when people complain about his services. Hes been 100% and then some on reliability for everything he has ever helped me with and even moreso, hes been a great friend over the years. Spent too many nights BS'ing with him on the tele to think anything bad of him.
But , thats the story of the Fender Flares.