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fender trimming Q's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TXsizeK5, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. TXsizeK5

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    fender trimming Q\'s

    Okay, for the front, I can see there is only about an inch of fender I can cut... behind the front fender begins the inner fender? can I just make a horizontal cut where the inner fender starts to bend down and just take that part off exposing the firewall and cut the inner fender all the way to the fire wall? Or how does this work? anyone have pictures of something similar?
     
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    Re: fender trimming Q\'s

    dont have any pics of mine, but yeah, ya just cut horizontally where the inner starts to angle downward and remove it. Behind that, the firewall has a metal ridge thing sticking out, which some people pound flat with the bfh. front is simple, just lop the fangs even with the bottom of the inner.

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    Re: fender trimming Q\'s

    Here is a decent pic of my front trim job. You can see where the rear of the inner has been trimmed. I went a bit further and removed the lip and formed edge off the entire opening and cut through my marker light a little (it still works...)

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    Rene
     
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    Re: fender trimming Q\'s

    where you get the air saw? I need one of those
     
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    Re: fender trimming Q\'s

    I beat my inner back...most of it is still there. Then I bolted it to the cab floor and cut the outer fender all the way back. Basically cut it all the way back to the bottom corner and blended it into the stock line. I really like the way it turned out.
     
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    Re: fender trimming Q\'s

    How much space is there between the inner and the firewall... if i ran 4 inch lift could I fit 38x14.50 SX and flex, or should I stick to 37x12.50 MTR?
     
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    Re: fender trimming Q\'s

    If you ran a 4" lift and that 38x14.50 on even a 10" rim, it'd beat the crap out of your cab floor. A 37x12.50 would probably do well with some hacking.
     
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    Re: fender trimming Q\'s

    its a 9.75 rim... so how do guys get away with 38's + with small lift? have to move axle forward and such? What do you have to do with steering to compensate for a axle move forward?
     
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    Re: fender trimming Q\'s

    you'd have to adjust your drag link shorter after moving the axle and your driveshaft would have to be longer.

    I run 6" and 3" and I'd bet you could could sucessfully run 38x14.50 with just the 6". I'm going to take my BL off, I think.
     
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    Re: fender trimming Q\'s

    Yeah Im gunna drop down to a 4" with the ak57 rear. I think im gunna stick to 37x12.50 MTR just cause it's a little thinner and on a 15 inch rim I cna air down lower without worrying bout losin' a bead. I do want oodles of flex though. and optimum ground clearance, mite end up cuttin the lip off the 14 and try to raise the tcase up above the frame rails
     
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    Re: fender trimming Q\'s

    Check the pic in my post above. thats a 39.5 on 5" total lift. The front diff is moved 1.25" forward from the stock location, drag link adjusted about as short as it goes /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif

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