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Anyone in the NW/SW Oregon/Washington area skilled at fender trimming?

Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by colbystephens, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    so i need to cut my fenders. the trucks almost on the road, and it needs to be ready for off the road as soon as i get the engine broken in. i want a good cut done, and fear that my lack of skill will leave me kind of bummed out. i also don't have the tools - i've only got a circular saw, which might work, but seems kinda big and clunky to be doing detailed work like that. anyway - can anyone help me out? if so, can you post up some pics of your work?
     
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    If you do it yourself... do yourself a favor and keep the beer in the fridge till you are done ;) Also, you can use masking tape to lay out your lines first and get a good idea of what it would look like.
     
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    yeah, i'm familiar w/ the process and prepwork, just not so sure i'm handy enough w/ the proper tools. i don't have access to an angle grinder, which is was everyone seems to recommend for the job, so that makes it more difficult. maybe if someone isn't interested in cutting for me, they'd be interested in loaning me an angle grinder. :D and, i'm not of age so i don't have access to much beer. however, i do enjoy a black butte porter, negro modelo, or, best yet, rickards red, if anyone wants to supply that part too. :D
     
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    :doah: Guess you can count me out then...:haha:
     
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    :haha:i saw on my usercp before i clicked on the link to this thread that you had replied to the post, and remembering the comments about beer, the first thing i thought was that there's no way in he!! he's coming near my truck w/ a power tool! :wink1:
     
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    i just I just let the tires do it for me.......
     
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    If you still need the help cutting your fenders I will be glad to help you . I have a good sawsall and die grinder w/ 4" cut off wheel and also a small 5" angle grinder + masking tape :D . I've got a pretty steady hand and can do a good job . pm me if I can help .
     
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    The best way I've found was a 4" grinder with a cut off wheel. Map all your cuts with masking tape. It's all about taking your time.
     
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    yeah, definitely invest $25 in a 4.5" grinder and some cut off wheels. HF has the stuff cheap. Unless you have a plasma cutter, its the easiest way to trim fenders.

    j
     
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    i just finished cutting mine and all i used was the masking tape, sawsall and a litle grinding. It looks pretty good too, and the 37's clear fine now
     
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    I dunno about anyone else but I had problems with burning the paint when using the angle grinder. It didn't bother me any but just wondering how people were getting around that on decent looking trucks. And a flapper wheel for a 4 1/2" grinder does wonders for finishing up the cut and making it smooth.
     
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    Come on over Colbster we'll do it over here,my hands are perfectly steady, for crap sake I woke up hammered this morning I should be good to go???
     
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    i got a guy helping me out this week. thanks tho.
     

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