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Cut my fenders!! NOW WHAT?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wraenking, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    ok, i cut my fenders a bit, but nowi have a gap between the fender and the inner fender. what did you guys do to make this look better, and also, did you grind down the edges to smooth them out?

    thanks

    will post pics tonight
     
  2. AkMudr

    AkMudr 1/2 ton status

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    IIRC cut just below the meeting point of the fender and inner fender, therefore showing no gap. But too late now lol:D
     
  3. bigyellowjimmy

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    I removed the inner fenders on my Jimmy before trimming and never re-installed them. I finally hauled them to the dump a few months ago.
     
  4. 1977k5

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    I had to trim until there was a gap. I cut the inner fender further so it was difficult to see if you didn't look at it close.
     
  5. clarkjw24

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    I cut the rear section of the inner out. Straight across the two inner fender bolts to cab. The part thats red is what I left.

    fronttrimming.jpg
     
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    If you are asking what I am thinking, you could cut the lower part of the inner fender well, it hangs down like a mud flap. Maybe a pic of what you have would help us?
     
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    This is what I was saying, thanks for the pic!

     
  8. 85mudblazin

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    I cut mine and had the same problem, take your grinder or saw zaw and look behind the inner fender, you will se some bracing, cut a line down the braceing, next take some thing long (such as a weight bench bar :) ) and put it on top of your tire and the end at the bottom of the inner fender, then just bush on the bar and your fender will go in as far as you want leaving the gap gone.
    If you want i can get pics if you dont understand my hilbilly jiberish :)
     
  9. wraenking

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    pics would be great man. thanks a lot
     
  10. camiswelding

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    easy fix.... hotrodders old trick

    take light guage metal tubing... and a emt bender and bend yourself a set of "spacers" that go between the innner and outer fend and also become a radiused fender lip...weld them up.... a little bondo and your done....

    most of the auto body mags had either a camaro or mustang that they show this done to....

    sorry I cant find any pics of some k truck sets I did
     
  11. 85mudblazin

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