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Do I need front inner fenderwells? Pics & Poll

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DougK20, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. DougK20

    DougK20 1/2 ton status

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    I started out wanting to bend back the rear portion of the fenderwell (still rubbing). I didn't want to cut it, just bend it back towards the cab floor. Well, I ended up just taking it completely out.

    This is how it's driven:

    80% off-road in rocks, desert, mountains, NO MUD
    20% on-road as 3rd commuting option

    With it removed, working on the motor, suspension, and radiator (soon) is sweet. Plus, the added cooling of slow, desert speeds is tempting. I've cleaned up all loose wires, and secured harnesses. I would like to relocate the battery and windshield washer reservoir still. I'm using an open 14x6 K&N filter. My motor is nothing to look at. Embarrassing at most.

    What do ya'll think.
    <FORM METHOD=POST ACTION="http://coloradok5.com/forums/dopoll.php"><INPUT TYPE=HIDDEN NAME="pollname" VALUE="1070930006DougK20">


    Run without front inner-fenderwells?
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="1" />Do it! You'll love it!
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="2" />Keep them in! Oh, the mess...
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="3" />Try it, and see if you like it.
    <INPUT TYPE=Submit NAME=Submit VALUE="Submit vote" class="buttons"></form>
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  2. RustBuket

    RustBuket 1/2 ton status

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    Try it out and see what kinda stuff gets flyin in there. If its too messy just pop em back in.
     
  3. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    you dont have to have them if you dont mind having to wash engine often, if you drive alot of mud and/or water then you might want them to stay, im probalby gonna cut mine on my 83 K20 so that htey are just above tops of tires even though the truck is 95% street driver



    personal preference really


    good luck
     
  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    remove the inners and hang somekinda heavy duty rubber "skirts" on each side of the engine to shield it from flying mud/rocks/dirt/water.

    j
     

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