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Fender Trimming Days 1 & 2 * tons of pics* *pics added*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BranndonC, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    Well i started trimming so here are the pics of the first fender. Thank to BobK for helping and doing a lot of the cuts in the hard to reach places.


    Before with trim removed
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    Wheel well removed
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    prior temp hack job
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    how he could sleep with the grinding and hammering is beyond me
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    Taped off and marked
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    First cut /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
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    Still cutting
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    First piece off
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    Starting the big cut
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    Bob decided to try the air saw out. it works 10x better then the cut off disc, cuts through it like butter!!!
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    He lets me take over again, notice the pimpin gloves /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
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    Showing cut line
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    Again showing lines
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    Cut done outside removed
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    Cut off fender piece
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    Bob with a LFH so he can knock the inside back inside
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    Bob grinding it so he can tack weld it.
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    Started the tack weld but not finished yet
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    Will finish up tomorrow.
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    DAY 2 PICS

































    Bob showin off his goggles for fumes /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
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    Tack welded inner fender to outer fender for more support of fender in general.
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    Lines before trimming
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    Trimmed
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    Trimmed from another angle
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  2. steelsoldiers

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    Re: Fender Trimming Day 1 * tons of pics*

    Looks awesome! Keep the pics coming /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
  3. Sandman

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    Re: Fender Trimming Day 1 * tons of pics*

    Looks good! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Have you thought about cutting the front strait across under the running light right below the inner fender?
     
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    Re: Fender Trimming Day 1 * tons of pics*

    Great job /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif!
    Bill
     
  5. az-k5

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    Re: Fender Trimming Day 1 * tons of pics*

    Looks good, but now your tires look too small. Need bigger tires. I got that same issue too.
     
  6. nvrenuf

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    Re: Fender Trimming Day 1 * tons of pics*

    I think it looks really good! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

    Pic request : can you pull back a little and get a pic maybe with the door and fender together just for the "big picture" feel? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    What did you have to tack weld? I'm close to doing a similar cut (using Yunit's pattern) on my K5 but I didn't realize this would need to be done.
     
  7. chevyfumes

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    Re: Fender Trimming Day 1 * tons of pics*

    Well since I can't tease you about your gloves because you already did, I'll have to ask you to slap Bob for his lack of eye protection... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Fender Trimming Day 1 * tons of pics*

    I'll definitly second the more pics request. The more the better. Yours have been some of the best I've seen yet.

    Is the welding required?
     
  9. rjfguitar

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    Re: Fender Trimming Day 1 * tons of pics*

    /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Re: Fender Trimming Day 1 * tons of pics*

    Nice pics.

    Better keep an eye on Bob...he has a bad habbit of unbolting parts that he needs and walking off with them /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif
     
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    Re: Fender Trimming Day 1 * tons of pics*

    looks good dude /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Re: Fender Trimming Day 1 * tons of pics*

    Well, he looks like he's squintin' so he should be ok... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Re: Fender Trimming Day 1 * tons of pics*

    I know...I know.I grabbed the air saw and cut about 8"s just to see how it worked.Branndon was wearing the only goggles we had.
    Today I wore a full face shield so NOW I am in compliance with OSHA /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: Fender Trimming Day 1 * tons of pics*

    I'm curious... is there any particular reason why people cut so much out behind the tire?
     
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    Re: Fender Trimming Day 1 * tons of pics*

    A basic explanation would be that as your suspension compresses, the tire does not only travel up but also back towards the rear of the vehicle.

    Additionally, if you were to have your steering wheel cut to the left or right, it allows further compression of the suspension as the tire now has some place to go.

    BTW, Branndon the truck's looking good!!! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: Fender Trimming Day 1 * tons of pics*

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    I'm curious... is there any particular reason why people cut so much out behind the tire?

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    The main reason I did, was because the axle moves back during it's path of travel. Gotta have a little more room, especially if the tire is turned.

    Hope this answers the question as I read it.

    KP
     
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    Re: Fender Trimming Day 1 * tons of pics*

    OK, that's what I thought but I was just wondering.

    It seems a bit excessive, especially when people cut the fender so much that the curvature of the wheelhouse doesn't match the wheel opening which doesn't match the tire. IE: they cut a shitload out at the bottom but it doesn't match if you run the tire up the wheelhouse. I know the cab is in the way of cutting the fender "square" like stock.

    I don't know, my experience is with 33s on 15x10s with both no lift and 4".
     
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    Re: Fender Trimming Day 1 * tons of pics*

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    OK, that's what I thought but I was just wondering.

    It seems a bit excessive, especially when people cut the fender so much that the curvature of the wheelhouse doesn't match the wheel opening which doesn't match the tire. IE: they cut a shitload out at the bottom but it doesn't match if you run the tire up the wheelhouse. I know the cab is in the way of cutting the fender "square" like stock.

    I don't know, my experience is with 33s on 15x10s with both no lift and 4".

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    Sadly, after a while you can't TRUELY keep the shap. It's just easier to straight cut it back. I'm hunting another set of fenders for mine to give it another go at keeping SOME of the shape, but I don't think I'll make it...

    here's where mine is now. With the 8" rim, I clear it, but with a much bigger tire in my future, I will have to do some more drastic changes...

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    Re: Fender Trimming Day 1 * tons of pics*

    Cut fenders make me sad. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Fenders cutting my $$$ tires makes me sad /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     

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