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fender mods

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Hank75, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. Hank75

    Hank75 Registered Member

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    i just cut my front fenders in my 75 and now how do i cap the gap that is left between the fender skins? what have you guys used?
    thanks
     
  2. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    nuttn. but i guarentee i took off more fender than you.
    you can/could have left the outter lip longer then the inner and then shrink and roll it over. then weld it up.
    you just weld in a plate and trim/grind it smooth.
    or search on fender trimming for a bunch of pics of a bunch of other methods
    Grant
     
  3. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    nuttn. but i guarentee i took off more fender than you.
    you can/could have left the outter lip longer then the inner and then shrink and roll it over. then weld it up.
    you just weld in a plate and trim/grind it smooth.
    or search on fender trimming for a bunch of pics of a bunch of other methods
    Grant


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    That is what I did /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. BIGRIG

    BIGRIG 1/2 ton status

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    SOMEBODY HERE BOUGHT THE LIP FROM JCWHITNEY AND WELD AND SMOOTHED IT OUT .(sorry).... looked really good and professional, but its a lot of work! I just left mine.
     
  5. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Just take the inner fender out! Solves the problem all together! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif

    -Dan
     
  6. imiceman44

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    Just take the inner fender out! Solves the problem all together! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif

    -Dan

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    Problem is without a lip it will shake like hell from wind, vibration of the road, etc... that is why I made a lip on mine and welded them together.
     
  7. TrcksR4ME

    TrcksR4ME 1/2 ton status

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    Im gonna try tack welding the pieces together on mine, not to worried about appearance myself.
     
  8. GM Man

    GM Man 1/2 ton status

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    Do you know if its more rust prone once you take the inner fender out?
     

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