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Rear fender trimming?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Sep 27, 2001.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I am thinking about doing this: Cut the front of my rear fenders to match the front rear like this: <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/album39/aaa?&amp;full=1>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/album39/aaa?&amp;full=1</a>
    I know I have seen others done, anyone have some good clear pics from the side?

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    If I can get the other bathroom in my house fixed for the wife, I'll be cutting the rest of mine out. I'm gonna match the line on the back of my front fenders with the front of the back fenders. Then do a little off the back on the rears. Damn, that was a mouthful. I'm 10 times as nervous about cutting the backs out, it's a little tougher to fix if I should screw up. My 36's are DAMN close to touching out back. I'm planning on bumping up to boggers in the next year so I'm getting the trimming out of the way early. How's a 38.5x11 bogger sound [​IMG]

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    Haha, sounds like we are on the same wavelength.

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    [​IMG] How did you end up routing your exhaust out with the bigger trim on the back? I'm half tempted to cut mine off right after it clears the axle and go with that.

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  5. CK5

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    Because I relocated my shocks I was able to exit my 3" exhaust out the drivers side up high just under the cut.

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    did you go through the spring?
    I got REAL nervous last night. the lock ring on the sending unit came loose and dumped about 5 gallons of gas all over the exhaust. Kinda got me to looking at it a little more [​IMG]

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    You can kind of see it here: <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/ranchoshockreview/rearshocksonramp.jpg>http://coloradok5.com/ranchoshockreview/rearshocksonramp.jpg</a>

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    okay, gotcha. Looks planty tight. Don't know why they had to make it so damned hard to route this stuff under there

    Did you do anything to get the exhaust around the case. Mine hangs hella low,

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    NO, just goes kind of close to the frame rail past the case.

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    Steve, how up close do you want. The rears cut out easier and smoother than front, and plenty of room with 39's x 18. I now have pics posted with the 39's. I just figured how I am going to do exhaust last night. I have wanted an X crossover in exhaust, but am going to do it after transfer right under tailshaft, then exit exhaust through rear bumper (this will make sure I don't crush exhaust but still exit to the rear) I'll post when done.

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    Not real close but enough to see the angle I guess. What are your plans for that K5?

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    I hope one of his plans is to bring it up to Paragon some weekend and take on the Undertaker.[​IMG]

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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    Are you angling to the sides or going straight out the back?

    I run with my rear window down a lot and kind of thought the exhaust would get drawn in if the pipe exited at the rear.

    What do you think?



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    I cut my rear fenders 6 inches on each side at an angle. 4 inch suspension, 3 inch body, 39.5x15 without any rubbing.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/nepatten/lst?.dir=/Project+K5&amp;.view=t>http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/nepatten/lst?.dir=/Project+K5&amp;.view=t</a>

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    hey elkboy, think there would be room for 42's if i have a 6.5" suspension and 3 inch body and cut as far as i can??

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    Yeah, just like that: <a target="_blank" href=http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/nepatten/vwp?.dir=/Project+K5&amp;.src=ph&amp;.dnm=done2.jpg&amp;.view=t&amp;.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/bc/nepatten/lst%3f%26.dir=/Project%2bK5%26.src=ph%26.view=t>http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/nepatten/vwp?.dir=/Project+K5&amp;.src=ph&amp;.dnm=done2.jpg&amp;.view=t&amp;.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/bc/nepatten/lst%3f%26.dir=/Project%2bK5%26.src=ph%26.view=t</a>

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    Elkboy, how far is it from the front of your door to the back of your front fender? Mine is 6", just wondering how close we ours are.

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    I just moved the axle back about 3" and the 42's work pretty well with MINOR trimming in the front of the opening. We barely cut the lip off , and just did that to make it look the same all the way around the opening. There's plenty of room up there to cut, but not really that necessary if you monkey around with it just a little. My departure angle is still pretty crappy, but way better than it was before the axle moved back. I don't think you could move the axle back any more without hitting the tank, or the tires getting into parts of the tub that are hard to trim out.

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  19. Bone85K5

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    Maybe a dumb question here, but why no cutting round like the orginal shape of the wheel well?

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    TwoCrows, if you have the pipes coming straight out the back with the windows down you will smell the exhaust , i found this out after i redid my pipes coming straight back.
     

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