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Picture of new wheels and fender trim

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BOWTIE, May 16, 2003.

  1. BOWTIE

    BOWTIE 1/2 ton status

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    just a driveway shot, no action /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

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    after the trimming of the fenders i think i can clear 44s /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif my wife doesn't think so. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

    i still have more work ahead of me. you can see the tubing in the back, that's the front cage kit that need to go in. after that a rear wrap around bumper.
     
  2. Blaze

    Blaze 1/2 ton status

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    Damn, looks great! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. fourwheelerjeff

    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    after the trimming of the fenders i think i can clear 44s /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif my wife doesn't think so. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

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    i do, put me in line on the 39.5's /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  4. cegusman

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    How much lift are you running?

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    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Pretty nice!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. BOWTIE

    BOWTIE 1/2 ton status

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    roughly about 6 1/2-7" i started with a 8" springs in the front and i removed a leaf. that dropped it down about 1 1/2. the rear is a combo of a lift block and an add-a-leaf.
     
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    What did you trim with? I have a sawzall, but would rather use a less vibratory method! Im afraid all of the sheetmetal and rust would flop off! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    What you jabbering about Billy Ray, you dont even have a body anymore!! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    He just loves to see more and more sheetmetal come off of a K5! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  10. BOWTIE

    BOWTIE 1/2 ton status

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    What did you trim with? I have a sawzall, but would rather use a less vibratory method! Im afraid all of the sheetmetal and rust would flop off! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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    the tool that i think that does the best job for this is an angle grinder with cutoff wheels. the only thing i used a sawzall was for the front inner fenders behind the wheel wells.
     
  11. FL84K5

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    Whats your trick for doing curves with the angle grinder? I havn't had much luck on curves...
     
  12. BOWTIE

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    not the safest way to do it, but i'll leave that up to you to try. first thing i do when i cut on fenders is i remove the guard, this allows me to use the grinder in any postion.

    what you need to do is just used the very edge of the cut-off wheel and make several passes. it helps if you cut with the wheel at an angle __/__ as you're making the curve and not with the wheel straight __|__ ..

    hope this helps
     
  13. RustBuket

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    Looks really good man.
     
  14. Silver84k5

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    can you take a pic of where the inner parts meets the outer part?.... Im trying to figure out how you keep the outer fender from being flimsy, after you cut away where it is attached to the inner fender well, front and rear. Thx....

    Looks pretty damn good..... I vote that you can fit 44"s... only problem i see is the width, hitting the springs when you turn and what not...
     
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    Bling Bling!
    All cleaned up and ready for the mall!

    Looks good!
     
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    If you lived next door, I would let you have a crack at my Sub.

    That looks really good /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  18. senavader

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    Hey Bowtie, that looks sweet man. I dont think its going to be so pretty next weekend.(ha,ha) Trees Ranch baby!!!!

    Jon
     
  19. BOWTIE

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    sure i can get you some pics. one thing, after i cut the fenders i was suprized at how sturdy they stayed.
     
  20. yunit

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    That rear fender trimming looks a little familiar. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
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