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Finished my front inner fender triming

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Sep 27, 2001.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    This past weekend I cut my front inner fenders up higher and pounded the cab lip flat for more tire clearance, the 37's were still hitting, when they hit now they will have a flat surface to rub on. I will post the pics tonight if anyone wants to see them.

    PS - This is what started all the fender trim talk, it happens every time I break out the sawzall.

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  2. Burt4x4

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    Cool, I too am doing the trim up. My 35s hit front and rear when I was crawlin the riverbed at FRains with GoldRush and FrizzelFry. I hear ya with the sawzall!! I have the drivers side cut still need to attack the pass side. I am removing my rockers and corners. I have one 3x3 square tube rock slider almost done too!!
    Good Luck

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    The sawzall is about to meet my truck here pretty quick..heh, heh, heh..... &gt;:-)

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  4. Emmettology 101

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    Sounds like I did about the same thing. I cut my inner fenders up to right below the inner fender bolt against the firewall...

    Mike

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  5. CK5

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    There are and upper and a lower fender bolt right next to the outer fender, I just cut below the upper one cutting the lower off completly, still feels solid.

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    Oooppsss... I cut right below the upper mount.. The one that usually rots out!

    Mike

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  7. Kyle89K5

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    That's where I cut mine out. No worries about them holding together, but I've still got to finish welding my fenders on the inside to give them a little more strength. I've thought a little about moving the innerfender up a little in the wheel well to give myself just a little more up room. Did you move your front axle forward any? I have no rubbing wih the 36" I'm running, Maybe you just flex a lot harder than me. The SSR's come in at about 36.5 right? I guess the extra little bit is the difference, my 36's measure a good 35 or so. That may be the deal. I'm pretty sure when I go up with the boggers I'll get a little rub, guess I'll just have to call Alcan and get those new longer springs after all and move the front tire forward a bunch [​IMG]

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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Axle is still in the stock location, but I plan on going with some Alcan's and I will relocated the centerpin forward by an 1" to 1-1/2" or so. Someday she may be wearing 39.5's so migh as well look at it now.

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  10. Grim-Reaper

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    I'm looking at a set of pin relocaters now. Good for 3/4 to 1/2 an inch but since I'm still with a normal drag ling I'll have to shorten it by about 1/2 an inch. communities.msn.com/OffroadK5s
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    I'm looking at a set of pin relocaters now. Good for 3/4 to 1/2 an inch but since I'm still with a normal drag link I'll have to shorten it by about 1/2 an inch. communities.msn.com/OffroadK5s
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  12. CK5

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    ORD makes them too, thats how I got my rear axle back 1-3/4" you can run them on the front as well, Just an add-a-leaf with an offset pin.

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    These are just a plate the size of a spring purch. I'm plenty stiff up front already [​IMG]

    I don't need no damn shop manual, I got a pornographic memory.
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  14. RGF

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    I cut the upper bolt off the firewall and angle cut that seam to gain an extra inch so I could lay the inner back more.
    Also by the inside bolt(the one with the big washer) I cut it so everything would lay back, then reshaped and welded.

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    Any pics of your rig RGF?

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    What RFG said, been like that for about a year now. I got no more room unless I want to move the floor pans in some. My only option is go relocate the axle forward if I go to bigger tires.

    I can take some shots of mine in the A.M. and email them to ya if you want.

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    Cann't wait to see Steve.... I need to trim mine more too... cann't wait to get mine finished......

    C'moe

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    How much do you have to jack with the steering if you move the axle forward?

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    When i trimmed, I cut the body and just used a bmfh to pound the fenders back. I left enough of the body that I was able to bend it to meet the inner fenders and screw them togeather. TO help w/ rust I put on a finishing layer of bond-hair, covered it up w/ new paint. Doesn't look half bad.

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    yeah I am also interested in the details of exactly what it takes to move the axle forward...will make a post about it!! all info needed THX.
     

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