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Do you have to remove the inner fender if I trim this much?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Scott A, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. Scott A

    Scott A 1/2 ton status

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    If I trim like in the picture below, can I retain most of the inner fender well?

    Does anyone have any good pictures of where to cut the inner fender wells?

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    Re: Can I trim this much and retain the inner fender?

    Can't go that far on the front and retain inner fender wells. Could just make new inner fenders
     
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    Re: Can I trim this much and retain the inner fender?

    If I recall, Yunit (thats his vehicle) did leave the inners in, but bent the lip around to meet the fenders...If i recall correctly.

    I'm also in a similar situation...Still trying to figure how to retain inners and clear 42's on 6" lift.

    Much of the time, if you move your front axle forward, you dont have to cut as much, just because of the stock location in the fenderwell.
     
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    Thats pretty close to how I cut my front fenders. I think I cut a bit more overall. Making your own wheel wells would be the best thing to do. I plan to go with a combo of sheet metal and tubing to close up the engine bay.
     
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    anyone else...
     
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    what are fender wells?

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    Those are the things that are supposed to keep the mud out of the engine bay.
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    [ QUOTE ]
    what are fender wells?

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    They are a good way to keep people from stealing your spark plug wires!!!!........AGAIN.


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    Mine appear to be cut about that much and I still have the inner fenders installed. The lips had to be trimmed and massaged a bit, but they're still there. This is about as big as you can cut and retain the inners.

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    Those are the things that are supposed to keep the mud out of the engine bay.


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    I'm from arizona...what is mud /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    BOWTIE, when you get a chance can you measure your front fenders from the body line down to the top of the wheel opening (the same point at which Yunit's has a measurement of 3") for comparison? The two cuts look very similar and Yunit's "map" is easy to follow. I too want to use the same type of cut as you guys but I'm afraid to commit until I know I can keep the liners.
     
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    From the body line down to the edge of the cut on mine is 3.5". Any higher and you will have a really tough time running inners. I trimmed mine when they were off the truck and trimmed them from the inside out following the forming that the inners bolt to. You can see the inner fender bolts from outside the truck...but it does bolt up.

    Rene
     
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    Shaggy your trimmed fenders look great! Can you get a close up of how the rear fender cut looks?
     
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    I don't have an exact measurement of how I cut my fenders... unfortunately no pics either. But I just stuck the sawzall into the fender at the bottom, trimmed a corner radius, dragged it across the bolt heads holding the inner fender on, made another corner and went back down. The main reason I just hacked at it is because my fenders were rotted so badly the inner and outer portions seperated... I still had rust above the inner fender line. New fenders are on the list of goodies my truck will get this summer /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Excellent!! Thanks Rene! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    My pleasure John. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Cool avatar BTW!!/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    Rene
     
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    Not much of a picture, but hopefully it's what you're looking for...

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    Another...

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