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Factory trim and fender trimming?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 77K5Blazer, Sep 4, 2001.

  1. 77K5Blazer

    77K5Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I have all the factory trim in place on ALL my fenders, on a 77 it is the special chrome with gold inset. Once my lift goes on, I know that I am going ot have to trim at least a little bit, cause I am doing 4" with 35" swamps...so what would be the best method? I don't wanna get rid of my trim altogether, I was wonder if it would be possible to pull it and recurve it to the new shape? I hope to only have to trim the bottom corners some! Anybody who has ideas or has done this with this combo, could you give my some help? Thanks in advance!

    <font color=red>1977 Blazer, GM350, SM465, NP205, Dana 44/ 12bolt, 33x9.50r15 BFGs Muds</font color=red>
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  2. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    This is exactly what I plan on doing on my 86. I think if you start from the very top of the wheel well and curve it down gradually we should be able to reinstall the trim. We'll have to drill new holes but it should work just fine. I think you won't even know the fenders are trimmed once we are done. I plan on doing mine in the next few weeks so we'll see.

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  3. MudNurI

    MudNurI 1/2 ton status

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    just an FYI, if you live in an area where they use road salt --don't put the trim back on. my truck when done will not have the fender or 1/2 way up the panel trims, MAJOR rust factor!

    1986 K5 4" skyjacker suspension 3 " body, 12 bolt rear, dana 44 front, TIRED ol 305
     
  4. CK5

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    Just cut through it like butter, don't take it off you may not get it to stick back on correctly, mine turned out trick.

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  5. 77K5Blazer

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    But steve, you don't have any trim on yours, I have trim all the way around the wheelwell and I would like to keep it that way! I love the way it looks, and think that I am going to try and refit it before I do anything drastic! Esteban, please post pics when you get yours done!

    <font color=red>1977 Blazer, GM350, SM465, NP205, Dana 44/ 12bolt, 33x9.50r15 BFGs Muds</font color=red>
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  6. jekbrown

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    Hey Steve...any way you could snap a pic of what your fender trim looks like from below? I am curious about where you stopped your cut in relation to the cab support etc. If you don't have a digital cam or whatever, np, dont worry about it. ;)

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  7. Esteban86K5

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    Well I trimmed my passenger side fenders today. I think it ame out looking OK. It's of course not as much as Steve or Kyle but I don't need much for my 33's. As soon as the 36's go then I'll trim more. I used a cut of wheel for the outer fender and sawzall with a lot of hammering for the inner. I haven't permenantly attached the trim yet cause I want so paint the bare metal. But you can get a good idea of what it's gonna look like. On the trim I cut a triangle out at the top to open the trim up and at the bottom too. What do you guys think?

    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/geltyone>Fender trimming pics.</a>

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  8. Mreetz

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    Looks like that'll do the job! I'm gettin ready to cut on mine to install some bushwachers.

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