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project UAV

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mtsmail, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. mtsmail

    mtsmail Registered Member

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    I like the way the fenders have been cut on project uav.I am curious to know how you deal with a few things after the fenders have been cut.
    1.Bracing, what is the best way to give the cut fenders support?
    2.How do you deal with the front innner fender? By cutting out as much fender as has been trimmed on project uav do you need to make a custom innner fender or can the stock one be modified? What about on the rear?
    Appreciate the help!
     
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    On the rear, there is enough support so no worries about cutting there.
    In the front (cab side) I cut the inner fender as high as I could go and toward the front the radiator support is notched so the opening could be farther forward. The fenders are a little floppy at times but so far have not fallen off. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    I do have a spot weld in the from some where and could use another really depends on the truck, I wouldn't weld the rear of the fender because of the flex it will just wrinkle.
     
  3. mtsmail

    mtsmail Registered Member

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    I take your the owner of UAV.
     
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    Yup, he is /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. mtsmail

    mtsmail Registered Member

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    O.k. I went outside and took a look at the fenders again. Not to worried about the rear of the truck, gonna need some clarification on the front. As best I can tell the idea is to start at the bottom of the fender at the end closest to the door and take approx. 2" off heading up, then at the horizontal portion of the fender you can take a bit more off maybe 3", once you reach the vertical portion at the front of the fender, you can cut forward just past the side signal marker and cut straight down.
    How does that sound?
    By the way I own a 1980 blazer, 4" procomp susp. lift and have 35" tires.
     
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    Are you keeping the inner fenders?
     
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    I guess the question for me is do I need to? The truck is my daily driver, thats one of the reasons why I wanted to trim the fenders, rather than just going with a higher lift, so I think I should keep the inner fenders. Also, I live in Canada and there is already a foot of snow on the ground and I would like to keep road salt out of the engine compartment as much as possible. I know theres a way to do this, I just can't quite figure it out.
     
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    How about this? Instead of cutting all the way over, On the front cut strait accross right below the inner fender, and on the rear trim it back at an angle for clearance.

    Kind of like this:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Pictures are a lot of help, So basically you just follow a pattern that would run just below where the inner fender attaches, essentially trimming the lip off the fender, taking approx. 1 1/2" - 2" off
     
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    If you mean on the front then yes. I think I lost closer to 4" but I cannot remember exactly. I found that the front and the rear is wear I made all of the tire contact. I never really came close to the top of the fender. Even with the fancy pancy chrome flares.
     
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    thanks for the help /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif In terms of tire contact, your 100% right, there is no issue as far as the front portion of the fender is concerned, I do have some rust starting on the fender lip which I figured I might as well slice off while I've got the saw out.
     
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    Good luck with the cutting. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Has anyone ever had their truck painted with truck bed coating? There's a place where I live that will paint a whole truck for around $1400.00,(canadian dollars)the interior floor is an extra $300 Approx.
     
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    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    This guy Rhino Lined his.

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    There was nother one here that did his two toned orange and black and it looked pretty good.
     
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    I meant to ask the bedliner shop and forgot, What kind of weight does that stuff ad to the vehicle? They lay it on thinner when their using it like paint but its still pretty thick.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    This guy Rhino Lined his.

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    There was nother one here that did his two toned orange and black and it looked pretty good.

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    Who is that masked man? I mean, who's truck is that. I have been thinking of bobbing mine like that and would like some input/pictures. Does he have a CK5 username. Sorry to hijack.
     
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    yeah, no prblem /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    Umm, I forgot! I think he was at BB also.
     
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    He was also around the first year I went to EJS. We both caved our doors in on the same obsticle on Lower Hell.

    That stuff might add some good weight. Not sure though.
     
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    that there is one Mr. Dave Cowly. i know that this is not the proper spelling, sorry dave. cool rig, nice guy.
     

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