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Need better rock protection, front quarter area. Give me your ideas please

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FWP, Jun 16, 2003.

  1. FWP

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    Help /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif Any ideas would be great, feel free to mark up the photo. I need some steel in this area, but I'm not sure how to design it. I want to keep the top side of the fenders, to keep the K5 looking like a K5 /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif. The rocker boxes are still intact, as is most of the front fenders. The part I'm stuck on is how to tie it in to the frame and still have tire clearance under full stuff. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    an exo style front? kinda like how some run the tube from the sliders around the rear wheel opening, to the rear bumper with tail light protection...

    just my vision for it...
     
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    You got the idea, that's exactly what I have in the rear now. The only trouble with the front area is the wheel clearance to fit the tube steel without rubbing the tires /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    maybe follow the outside of the fender (???)

    got a better pic of the entire front clip? i'll give it a go in photochop
     
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    Cut it all off, problem solved. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    try tying in the slider to the fender.. follow the opening and go through the fender to tie it into the frame at the back and front bottom?
     
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    Cut it all off, problem solved. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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    STOP TEMPING US WITH YOUR CUT STUFF OF JUNK!

    YOUR TRUGGY POWERS WILL NOT WORK ON ME, DARTH TRUGGY!


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    <snerp>, DARTH TRUGGY!

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    lol!!!!! darth truggy, thats fawkin comedy!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    LOL! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    On a more serious note, I don't know about tying to the frame, but you could do what I'm doing to my son's K5. The rocker tube runs under the front fender to the cut back of the fender opening. The tube is tied to the reinforced body supports. The rocker tube has a piece of angle on the top so that the bottom of the fender can be welded/bolted to that (since the dog leg bolts are gone). Then, the fender lip (where you flares are) will be replaced with 1.75" roll bar tube bent to follow the new fender opening outline.
     
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    LOL! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    On a more serious note, I don't know about tying to the frame, but you could do what I'm doing to my son's K5. The rocker tube runs under the front fender to the cut back of the fender opening. The tube is tied to the reinforced body supports. The rocker tube has a piece of angle on the top so that the bottom of the fender can be welded/bolted to that (since the dog leg bolts are gone). Then, the fender lip (where you flares are) will be replaced with 1.75" roll bar tube bent to follow the new fender opening outline.

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    Darth Truggy speaks the truth /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Need better rock protection, front quarter area. Give me your ideas pl

    Uhhhhhh You have seen Rob and Marvs truck right? QUIT TRYING TO FOLLOW THEM AND THIS WOULDN'T HAPPEN
    hehehahhaha /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    I like it...! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Just do the other side that way to match .

    Marv
     
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    Run bigger wider tires.../forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Hahaha, I'm surrounded by a bunch of comedians /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Hahaha, I'm surrounded by a bunch of comedians /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif



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    where are the pics! i need something to work with!! How can i CREATE without a pic? did they tell Picaso "No Brush" !?!?!

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    No pics now, I'm hard at work /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif. I'll put some up when I'm back at home......
     
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    I want to keep the top side of the fenders, to keep the K5 looking like a K5

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    keep the tops of the fenders huh....
    hang on a sec...
    [​IMG] thats the top of the fenders.... that count? then weld in rocker boxes like 4x4Iron types... or Marv types...
    Grant
     
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    It's hard to tell exactly how the rock hit, but it does look like the weld-in style rocker boxes would have helped a lot. They may have not prevented all of the damage but it looks like they would have at least kept the rock from pushing in quite as far.
     
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    I wasn't kidding actually. Ideally the tires would stick out a few inches past the edges of the fenders. That really helps keep the sheet metal off the rocks.

    I have my rock sliders as the under part of my front fenders. I sectioned the tube so I can still use the lower fender bolt on the inner protion of the fender at the bottom, then trimmed the outer so there is about 1/8" between the outer skin and the top of the slider tube. A bit of silicone and that's it. The end of the slider tube is capped as well. That part of the truck could stand a pretty harsh impact without folding...

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    Here's the pics Zakk...

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