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Minimum fender trimming

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chev4life, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. chev4life

    chev4life 1/2 ton status

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    I have looked through search for hours and everyone I have seen cuts the hell out of their fenders.....I have a 4" lift F/R, 1" ORD in rear, extended shackles in front, and 35/12.5 SSR's on 16x10" 4.5"bs rims, what is the minimum amount of trimming I can do to not rub. I know it will rub now so trimming is needed, but I want to keep my rig as stock looking as possible, trim and all if I can.
    Pics in my sig on page 10.
     
  2. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Look in my link below. That is my truck on 2.5" lift. I lifted to about 4" or so. I still need to cut my fenders more then they are in those pictures but I don't think by a whole lot more.

    Harley
     
  3. chev4life

    chev4life 1/2 ton status

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    Do you or can you get a pic of the side of rig direct at your cutting so I can check out the lines?? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Did you have to do anything special with the inner fender?
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I cut the inner fenders some. It is kinda hard to explain but what I did was try and make the inner fender pliable on the bottom so if the tire did hit them it would push back into the free space behind it.

    I did this by cutting part of the lower mounting surface (where the inner bolts to the outer) away. I think I removed 2 or 3 bolts mounts on the inner fenders so it doesn't hold it to the outer fender for the bottom 8-12" or so. It moves freely.

    The outer is cut back from the black transition in my paint down to where the fender bulges out on the inside down by the rocker box.
     
  5. tomseviltwin

    tomseviltwin 1/2 ton status

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    Put the tires on and try it.
     
  6. chev4life

    chev4life 1/2 ton status

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    Oh, there on...dont rub unless I hit a speed bump right now /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif Just need to cut them soon so I can do my mall rating /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    Here's a pic of mine with what I would consider minimal cutting. I was able to save and re-use the wheel well trim to help keep the factory look.

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  8. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    You must have a hard time getting in your truck, /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    chev4life 1/2 ton status

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    Are you sure you're 16? /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif Lookin a little young there.
    Truck looks great, that is what I was looking for...going to do mine today, will post some pics.
     
  10. 84gmcjimmy

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    Where did you get that bumper from? Looks good.
     
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    Thanks! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
    I built it myself. Look in my member's rides section using the link below to see some others I've fabbed...
     
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    Thanks! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
    I built it myself. Look in my member's rides section using the link below to see some others I've fabbed...

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    Im not a member yet so I cant /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    Hey chev4life, I just bought a new set of (5) 35" on 16x 10" wheels and am trying to decide if I should go 4" with cut or 6" without. I would like to see exactly how much needs to be cut and from where. I think it might be worth doing. My wheels have a 4.25" back spacing, so almost the same as yours. I currently have no lift, so I want to do it right the first time. I appreciate if you pass me any info you get or the route you decide to go!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Im not a member yet so I cant /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

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    Search for all posts under DP_90K5 (see option in his profile), you should find a few posts showing different front and rear bumpers. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  15. chev4life

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    Well got it done, along with my ORD steering brace. I will have pics up in a few hours. Came out good I think, now I just need to test it and find some flexable trim for the fenders...any ideas?
     
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    chev4life 1/2 ton status

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    Got the pics... /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
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    Very nice! Looks great! Very unitrusive as far as looks are concerned if you are going for the stock look. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Kris
     
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    looks good... now you need to get some 38's and stuff them in there /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif then cut some more /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif then get some 42's /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif then can the fenders /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif then go 4 link and coil overs /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif then rockwells /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif then 49" IROK's /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    chev4life 1/2 ton status

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    What are you talking about I will never get bigger tires than these /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
    Ah the joy of having a bitchin truck! I love these things!
     
  20. 78k20

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    Truck looks great, thanks for posting the pic and nice job with the cutting! I've been concerned about this for a while with mine-I'm currently running a 2" rough country lift with 35's and want to upgrade to a good 4", yet was worried about how much cutting would be needed. How are you liking your 4" superlift so far? Did you consider any others?

    Thanks, and Best of Luck

    Mike
     

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