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Narrowed front clip Q's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by trollporter, May 7, 2006.

  1. trollporter

    trollporter 1/2 ton status

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    I've searched every narrowed/tappered front clip thread and can't find how every body is attaching the fenders back at the core support. Also how much is being cut off of the core support on each side? Any info or pics would be a big help.

    thanks,troy
     
  2. BOWTIE

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    with mine i cut off 9" off each side. just enough so the stock grill could go back on without having to cut.

    all i used were some L type brackets the i made so i could attach the inner part of the fender to the core support. pretty much it.
     
  3. trollporter

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    Thanks for the reply. Yours is the cleanest one i've seen yet!

    troy
     
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    one thing i'd recommend before you cut is somehow reinforce you front frame area. the frame flexes too much after the narrowing. you loose all the stiffness from the front clip when you cut and narrow.
    that's one thing i've noticed from others that have done it.
     
  5. BozoWise

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    Links to mine are in my signature. Mine is near as solid as it was before in in the front. the lower part of the front fenders is a bit sloppy since they are only single layer now.
     

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