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any reason not to ditch the inner fenders?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekbrown, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Im gonna be adding some shock hoops soon and I'd like to finally get rid of my very cut up inner fenders just so they are out of the way. Cant believe they have survived as long as they have. At any rate, is there a good reason to keep them around? anything to consider with respect to removing them? I know I'll have to move my factory jack (lol!) and a few other small items so they are out of the way... but other than keeping mud/water from spraying on the side of the engine, are they good for anything? I can rig up something to protect the engine from spray. Anyone got rid of theirs and regreted it? This rig is not a DD... just to/from/on trails. I don't mud bog or do sand....just trails and rox.

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  2. 84gmcjimmy

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    dont drive fast on gravel!
    where are you going to have your battery (s), or are you that fellow that moved them inbetween the seats?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I don't mud bog or do sand....just trails and rox.


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    You answered yourself right there..

    I ditched mine but will be doing the same thing as to make some sort of removable inner fender cover..I like not having them but when they are gone it is so much easier to get in there to work...i.e fuel pump was cake...lol
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    batt isnt moved yet, but its only a matter of time. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    now i just need some beefy rubber material to make some skirts out of... hmmm... wasnt someone supposed to gimme some old conveyer belt material to use for this about a year ago... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    LOL thats a good idea;convayor belt material /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    i know that those inner fenders add some rigidness to the outer fenders, I know this cuz, going up can opener i hit that root that sticks out and folded my fender and creased my hood. Got pics but no scanner. at any rate Id put some tube in there that goes from the firewall to the core support.
     
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    Here is what you can look forward to if you have no inner fenders!!!!
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    /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    Nice Red X's...lol
     
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    nice crapy computer lol jk /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    you cant directly link pictures from webshots, you have to post a link
     
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    works for me
     
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    Here is the link for those that cant see them.
    den run
     
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    pssst- semi mud flaps work great too. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    And their free! just go to the repair shops and ask them for a pair for "your truck"
     
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    holy crap mudblazin, that truck engine is coated in mud /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif



    besides mud flaps, etc, is there anything to replace the factory inner fenders, without killing flex, and keeping all mud out?
     
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    you might could fab up a big box type thing out of sheet metal, and just make it wide enough and tall enough for alot of flex.
     
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    good lord thats alot of mud, ill be keepin my inner fenders /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    and his truck isnt really that muddy, if you go to boggs you will have sold mud under the hood /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    you might could fab up a big box type thing out of sheet metal, and just make it wide enough and tall enough for alot of flex.

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    after I get my front narrowed (next year) I will look into some kind of box like you suggested... I might even make it removeable... so I can bolt it in when going mudding, but take it out when going on rocks, so it wont limit my flex... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     

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