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how do you get the balls to hack your fenders??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pismorat, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. pismorat

    pismorat 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 4" lift and just bought 35's and just want to make more room and help approach/departure angles, I can't bring myself to sawzall my beautiful fenders, how do you do it??? /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  2. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    Umm...I had to stop myself from cutting too much /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif But I guess that goes along with the 20 dollar spray paint job /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif To me, function is beauty /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Just cut a bit at a time. I felt the same way you did I made my lines then didn't cut that far in case I made a mistake. I like it now though I am gonna cut more /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    Here is mine with 36's and 4"
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    screamer*145 1/2 ton status

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    you just do it "very carfully" /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  5. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    Here is a pic of mine with 37's and cut a lot more than what is shown above. I just cut the original trim to and shaped it to the new lines. You couldn't even tell I had cut it.
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  6. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Ya just reach down and give 'em a yank! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  7. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    that is what gave me the "balls" i wasnt going to untill i had to and eating up my 250 $ tire and destroying my fender was enough of a push for me
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    The first time you gouge the chit out of an expensive tire you won't worry about removing some sheetmetal.
     
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    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    The first time you gouge the chit out of an expensive tire you won't worry about removing some sheetmetal.

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    A-men
     
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    I was a bit nervous about doing it too, but once i started cutting, I just wanted to cut more and more, I like the look of a hacked up rig more then a fullbodied rig. Plus like the others have said id rather cut the sheetmetal first than letting my tires Clearance the fenders for me. Also when you decide to go with bigger rubber, You wont have to dick around with Lifting the truck more, Screwing up driveline lengths and angles, Raising your COG, and all the other BS that goes along with raising a truck more.
     
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    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I just set a goal for myself to go buy the prettiest newer truck I can find and go from great truck to pos in the shortest time possible...
     
  12. big pappa b

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    I just set a goal for myself to go buy the prettiest newer truck I can find and go from great truck to pos in the shortest time possible...

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    So were you follwing the lead of Supersize75K5?? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    Glad im not the only one with that goal /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  14. supersize75k5

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    I just set a goal for myself to go buy the prettiest newer truck I can find and go from great truck to pos in the shortest time possible...

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    So were you follwing the lead of Supersize75K5?? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

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    That is the exact thought that came to my mind!!!
     
  16. gmule

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    The first cut is usually the hardest. Kind of like the first dent. Once you cut it though it can get addicting.
     
  17. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Well I live in the salt belt where there is not much in the way of rust free K5's. Well I got one that is virtually rust free and you know what, I enjoyed cutting it. (Actually Jimmy88 did the hack) It didn't bother me a bit. 3" of lift and 37's= Hack job! /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    when your rig looks like this...
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    it isn't that hard to hack your fenders /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  19. 75-K5

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    My sentiments exactly
     
  20. laketex

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    ya just gotta nut up!
     

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