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fender trimming

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ben794X4, Sep 6, 2001.

  1. ben794X4

    ben794X4 Registered Member

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    I want to have my fenders trimmed like the uav, but I am affraid to do it myself. Does any one know what I should expect to pay to have this done.

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    Don't be afraid champ. I did mine. The lines aren't PERFECTLY straight, but I'm dang happy with the way they turned out. All it took was a sawzall, a cutoff wheel, some in snips and a body hammer. Total time was prb. about 4-5 hours for both sides and the fronts.

    here's a pic <a target="_blank" href=http://wsphotofews.excite.com/028/vU/3y/Rk/6x73310.jpg>trimmed fenders</a>

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    I was going to do it myself untill I was talking with the guys from Tanner4wheel when they said they do it all the time and would only charge me 25.00 bucks, I said hell ya, go for it. They did a great job.

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    Where's Tanner 4 wheel located?

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    I've been doing this to my rig and the masking tape trick works great for keepin the cuts straight! Just use tape to mark the fender were you want it cut back to and start cuttin away. Ah heck yer gonna get that rig out on the trail and dent it up anyway.....arn't ya?

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    Tanner is in Colorado Springs.

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    Thanks, I'm gettin ready to install some cutouts on mine and wouldn't mind someone else cuttin it up. My issue is I dont' have the time! These 4 kids here are usin it all up......

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    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    I wouldn't trim the fenders. Looks like hell IMO. Just lift it higher (or run big bump-stops), you'll be much happier. :D

    Pete

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    Yeah. What do you call what you did to your rig by the way? and were are some more pictures of that? It's looks sort of Sexy [​IMG]

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    I've got to trim mine to install the cutouts I got from Bushwacker.

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    Hey Pete! With a 3" lift and 39.5's doesn't that make you the fender trimming KING!!!!

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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    I was the reigning champion, but was recently surpassed by Greg S. in the fender trimming dept.

    Pete

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    Is he the one that only has the front part of the fender left on his truck, and is not running a hood. If that is the same guy, ya I would say he has one upped you in the trimming dept.

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    I want to be able to run 33's without lifting it for a while and I like the look of the uav with the trim job. I also think it looks good with that bumper on the uav, which I would rather have than a lift kit. In short I am a little gun shy of lift kits and want to maximize my stock set-up capability.

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    Thats him. I believe his is a temporary thing, though. Mine's fugly forever!

    Pete

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    Kyle

    Yours looks great man I just dont know a thing about body work and I am sure Ill do some irreparable damage.

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    Do you mean the trim I had or the cut that I now have, here it is current:
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/logofender.jpg>http://coloradok5.com/logofender.jpg</a>

    Pete, maybe sometime after work I could shoot over to your place and snap some pics of your rockers.

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    Ughhh, OK.

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    hell I don't know a thing about it either. I just started going. The big key is to cut a little at a time. Don't worry about going to far though, there just fenders, you can replace them if you have to. On the back, THEN you need to be a little careful. The fronts are cake though. Me and a Buddy did all of mine. Neither one of us had ever picked up a body hammer before. My past experience was cutting a hood into peices so it would fit in the trash can without me getting in trouble.

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    So how do you clean up the rough cut edges and get that finished look. In the pictue yours looks real good I'm afraid mine will look like I did it myself with a sawzall:) I Guess I probably just need to nut up and do it I can always pay some one to clean the mess.

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