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How did you "finish" your fender trimming?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by DPI, Feb 18, 2002.

  1. DPI

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    How did you \"finish\" your fender trimming?

    I am wanting to trim my fenders, but I don't want to just hack them up. I have seen several pics of trimmed fenders that look good from the side, but not sure what they look like up close. Is it possible to trim the fenders so it looks "factory"? I want to know how you finish them so they don't looked trimmed.

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    Re: How did you \"finish\" your fender trimming?

    unless you can fold the edges over the only thing i could thing of is some door trim. i tried it but after a day or so stoped caring

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  3. Kyle89K5

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    Re: How did you \"finish\" your fender trimming?

    when I cut mine I left about 1/2-3/4" extra then folded that back in there. No sharp edges. Doesn't look as nice as we were shooting for, but it turned out okay. I plan on getting another set of fenders and doing them on a set of sawhorses this time so I can get the fold a little better.

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    Re: How did you

    i know a guy that streched his finders. he has 35s that look like they will fit all the way in. and its really clean. not sure on how he did it though. i guess i could ask him. if your interested.
     
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    Re: How did you \"finish\" your fender trimming?

    I've already hacked mine and am trying to figure out a way to 'finish' them cause they look like they could slice a tire pretty good. Plus, mud and crap gets inbetween the body and is hard to get out.

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    Re: How did you \"finish\" your fender trimming?

    A couple of pics of my front fenders, finished em up with some sheetmetal between the inner &amp; outer panels.

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    Looks almost factory [​IMG]


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    Re: How did you \"finish\" your fender trimming?

    details, details!!!

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    Re: How did you \"finish\" your fender trimming?

    Just get ya some flares like mine!

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    Re: How did you \"finish\" your fender trimming?

    I got some close up pictures... at the link below. I just used a grinder,and smoothed out the rough edge. Turned out pretty good. I've seen some people just roll the edge over.



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  10. DPI

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    Re: How did you \"finish\" your fender trimming?

    Wow, those look good. Got any more pics and details of how you did it?

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    Re: How did you \"finish\" your fender trimming?

    DP_90k5

    They make these repair panels for the wheel well arch/lip that have a 90 bend &amp; are flexible enough to allow you to follow the contour of the fender. They come long so you have to trim them to fit, weld em in and you end up with a factory style edge. A little bit of work but it makes for a much nicer looking fender.


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    A couple of more pics...

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    Re: How did you \"finish\" your fender trimming?

    If you don't mind me jumping in... Who makes the repair panels. Looks like a good deal. I imagine it would take forever to weld em all in, just to keep heat down, but nice finished product.



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    Re: How did you \"finish\" your fender trimming?

    Joe-
    Thanks for the additional information !
    You did a great job welding those in. Kyle beat me to the punch, but that's OK. More specifics on where you get the panels would be appreciated.

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    Re: How did you \"finish\" your fender trimming?

    BTW - Great looking rig! (from what I can see in the pics) Would love to see more pics of it and the specs.

    Brian
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    Re: How did you

    I'm @ work now, but I'll try to get you more info, part number or a picture later.


    Joe
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    **Update**
    Check out<a target="_blank" href=http://www.jcwhitney.com/productnoitem.jhtml?CATID=55906&amp;BQ=jcw2&amp;_requestid=112130> jcwhitney</a> for the Flexible Edge Repair Panel

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by konajoe on 02/19/02 09:30 PM.</FONT></P>
     
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    Thanks for the update ! What part number did you use?

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    Re: How did you

    3"
    PART#18ZX8208A

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    Re: How did you

    Thanks, I am trying to picture this in my head, because the pics on JCWhitneys site are not real clear. Are both edges 3" wide? Or is one edge 3" and the other shorter? And how long is it?
    Thanks again for all the help!
    dp
     

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