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how do i trim my fenders?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bigoltrux77, Aug 26, 2002.

  1. bigoltrux77

    bigoltrux77 1/2 ton status

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    ok i saw this 79 blazer in 4wheeler mag and it had a 4" lift adn ran 38.5" TSL's. They said it had alot of fender trimming and it looked pretty sweet. Im running a 4" suspension and i would like to put 37x13-15 Boggers on it. I like the whole cat stance idea. Not too much lift but big tires. Ive never quite understood how you trim your fenders that much. Ive trimmed the corners to run my 35's but thats it. Can someone explain the proper way? And how do you get rid of that gross layered look that the sheet metal has when your done? Thanks alot guys
     
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    Get a sawzall, some torch blades w/ at least 14 tpi, and cut the sh!t out of it. When your done, weld the seam back together.
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    check out my webshots page "the sub" i got a step by step in there on mine. nothing huge but they look great if i do say so myself. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    WHy even cut like that? Just unbolt and be done with it.
     
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    he he, i thought of that... but untill i have a lot of money and can buy tube then i have to have the fenders there to hold the hood on and the radiator support in place.
    /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
    grant
     
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    Tape them off using masking tape.I went 2" above the fender and 4" behind the fender,2" in front(to the side marker).Them get yer sawzall and carefully start cutting.You will have to cut all the way to the firewall to clear 38's.Take your time or if your can pratice on an extra fender or a buddys! /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif Hey Grant.....LOVE THAT "HAPPY FACE"!!!Mike
     
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    i like the happy face also... he he
    i went from zero inches below the seam to the top edge of the mearker light... but yall knew that already...
    grant
     
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    in my sig there are pics of how we did mine. a buddy flared them and added a lip so that i wouldn't be doing as mich self-sipping to the 39's.

    i am running a 6" (more or less) lift and the 39.5 do fins so far...

    if you are on dsl or cable, check out the spmiller.org link.
     
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    I spent an hour carefully trimming 1 front fender so it was nice and smooth and strait and stuff, but the I looked at the rest of the truck and wheeled out the torches and did the other 3 in 10 minutes!! that was on my 76. 4" lift on 40's
     

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