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My first fender trim *altogether now: "Awww, ain't it cute?"*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Skigirl, Jan 21, 2003.

  1. Skigirl

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    My first fender trim *altogether now: \"Awww, ain\'t it cute?\"*

    Well, did some minor fender trimming - my first ever. Decided to use my sawzall instead of an angle grinder - seemed easier to me.

    Probably will do a little more in the rear later. Will seal the seams too.

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  2. tRustyK5

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    Re: My first fender trim *altogether now: \"Awww, ain\'t it cute?\"*

    *claps*

    Nice job Pam...be careful though, trimming sheet metal is like getting a tattoo or a piercing. It can be addicting./forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    Rene
     
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    Re: My first fender trim *altogether now: \"Awww, ain\'t it cute?\"*

    Thats it /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif







    /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Looks good /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. muddysub

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    Re: My first fender trim *altogether now: \"Awww, ain\'t it cute?\"*

    the back edge looks nice, taper the front to match it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: My first fender trim *altogether now: \"Awww, ain\'t it cute?\"*

    You think cutting fenders whith a swazall is cool. Just waint untill you cut or see someone cut whith air shears. I have a set and trimmed the fenders on my luv in 5min. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
    Looks great, just be carefull not to get too caried away /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    Re: My first fender trim *altogether now: \"Awww, ain\'t it cute?\"*

    Lookin good!!
     
  7. Skigirl

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    Re: My first fender trim *altogether now: \"Awww, ain\'t it cute?\"*

    Thanks guys! Yea, it was more fun than I'd thought it'd be! More work do be done on it, but at least now I can turn a corner without it ripping parts of my tire off!

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    You think cutting fenders whith a swazall is cool. Just waint untill you cut or see someone cut whith air shears.

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    Re: My first fender trim *altogether now: \"Awww, ain\'t it cute?\"*

    I think maybe the sliders make the cut look even better. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif. Like Rene said the cutting is addicting, otherwise how could 38's fit and flex with just 4" of like. Good job Pam. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: My first fender trim *altogether now: \"Awww, ain\'t it cute?\"*

    very nice, ya want to come down and do mine?
     
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    Re: My first fender trim *altogether now: \"Awww, ain\'t it cute?\"*

    looks good. like myself and a few others have said, it IS addictiing.
    did any of the advise and sarcasim i gave ya help?
    if so happy to be of help, if not ill try to be more sarcastic in the future.
    grant
     
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    Re: My first fender trim *altogether now: \"Awww, ain\'t it cute?\"*

    Tim - yea, the slant on the slider end is very cool! Eventually I'll cut right up to it. Needed to do this cut to get it back down to Ace to get those door pillars done. Sliced up a tire a little bit getting it home last week.

    Tony - Sure! I have no fear when I'm doing something to someone else's truck!! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Seventy4: Yes, it helped a lot! I appreciate the reply, and hey, I'd hardly have anything to say if I didn't have sarcasm to fall back on! So have fun! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: My first fender trim *altogether now: \"Awww, ain\'t it cute?\"*

    Hey Tim, you see where that inner fender is welded to the front of the slider? Is it supposed to be like that? Can't get the inner fender off without breaking the weld. Didn't quite seem right to me.
     
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    If you wanted to keep the inner fender (at least the lower half) you could just drill a hole in the end plate of the slider and run a sheet metal screw to keep the inner from flapping....or cut the lower part of the inner off just below the bolts at the firewall./forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Re: My first fender trim *altogether now: \"Awww, ain\'t it cute?\"*

    "awwww, ain't it cute"

    /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif very cool...
     
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    Re: My first fender trim *altogether now: \"Awww, ain\'t it cute?\"*

    Baby Steps /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif Looking great!!

    Stomper /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: My first fender trim *altogether now: \"Awww, ain\'t it cute?\"*

    Rene - yea, that's a good idea - right now that slider is a sealed piece, and tho my first choice would be to drill it and put a screw in there maybe cutting it up would be a better choice and keep that piece sealed.

    Eric - Aw shucks (thanks)! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    Re: My first fender trim *altogether now: \"Awww, ain\'t it cute?\"*

    Soon as my 25$ gets there I'll post pics of my 88 GMC SFA D60 on 38s with only bout 6in lift.Did'nt have to cut as much as you'd think.I also ran the 38s with IFS and 3in.Didn't mind rub in flex,but,was going broke keeping Front axles in it. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gifer /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Just wait till you try a plasma cutter.Talk about addictive.
     
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    Re: My first fender trim *altogether now: \"Awww, ain\'t it cute?\"*

    Its only a matter of time before you look at bigger tires and that sawsall again! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: My first fender trim *altogether now: \"Awww, ain\'t it cute?\"*

    [Bevisvoice] Cooool a Chick with power tools heeeheeehheee[/bevisvoice]
    Hehehe Looks good.
     
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    Re: My first fender trim *altogether now: \"Awww, ain\'t it cute?\"*

    We actually welded one side of Toby's to his inner fender and cut the inner fender on the other side. The side we kept and welded to the slider works way better. The tire hits it, but is just slides on it. The side we cut the tread of the tire catches it and peels it up all the time. If my inner fenders even closely resembled stock I would weld them to my sliders as well, but they are cut up to the master cylinder almost, so that cant happen. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     

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