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F%#king fenders

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by dbltapp, Feb 1, 2003.

  1. dbltapp

    dbltapp 1/2 ton status

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    I made an attempt to trim the lower rear half of my qtr panles, just under that ugly moldeing. I was using a Dewalt cordless sawzall, with a 24tpi blade, and it just wasn't working. It took me 15min to go 1"! I need some advise as to what to use. I can't inspect my burb w/o fixing the rust, and the cheapest way is to cut it off. I also intend to trim my fenders for fitment issues. Thanx
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  2. dhcomp

    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    You want a very fine tooth good quality blade. Or maybe use
    a cutoff wheel or soemthing.
     
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    I use a cut off wheel or a 4" anle grinder.
     
  4. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i used a 4" grinder with speedycut discs, and a sawsall. i have a thing on it in my webshots.
     
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    I used a cut off wheel. First, I marked my upper point with a sharpie and measured my lower point forward from the fende/door seem. The I marked that as well with the shapie. Nest, I put a piece of electrical tape for a guide connecting the two previous marks. I then used the cutoff wheel & started to cut. I probably tok all of 1 hr to do everything and trim the stuff underneathe as well. Anyway, good luck no matter how you do it.
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  6. dbltapp

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    Thanx for the ideas! I am getting my shoulder hacked on today by the local Navy doctors, so if they don't screw anything up I should be working on the fenders again in about a month.
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    I had the Navy doctors cut into my shoulder 2 years ago. They didn't do to bad of a job. I think they use a sharpie and a cutt off wheel too. What brach of the service are you in?
     
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    I am in the Navy, for 12 more months, unless they can come up with what I want! /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
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    I used a sawsall on mine and it worked well. Just use good metal blades. I changed them quite frequently.
     
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    I was using a cordless, and it had no balls! I think I will try a cut off wheel next.
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    I've used a cutoff wheel. It works fine but it just takes longer.
     
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    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Use the Milwaukee Bi-Metal blades...24tpi....
    It will cut like "Butter"!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    W.W.Grainger sells them www.grainger.com
     

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