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removal of front fenders

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by general blaze, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. general blaze

    general blaze 1/2 ton status

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    well i got some cusom fenders for xmas and i want to know how hard these are going to be to put on. Can i just unbolt the stock fenders and bolt on the new ones. anyway if anyone can link me to a page that has the steps for removing these things i would appreciate it. i tried a search but did not find what i was looking for..

    since i have not been on here for a while here are soem updated pics. for you viewing pleasure.
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    and one of my car just for show
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  2. 84gmcjimmy

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    What kind of car is that?

    For unbolting the fenders, there are a few bolts (I think 4 or so, mine was missing some so I'm not sure if they were used or not) on the core support. Then there are 5 or 6 along the tub area. I unbolted the whole front clip on mine, so I can't tell you how to get just the fenders off...

    good luck
     
  3. OffRoad

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    oh man, that 3rd picture i don't know. you sure are different than a lot of people around here.:wink1:

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    unbolting fenders:

    remove inner fenders
    set the stuff that bolts to the fender on the tire.
    remove fender (look for bolts)
     
  4. general blaze

    general blaze 1/2 ton status

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    my car is a 94 3000gt vr4.

    "different thatn a lot of people around here" whats that supposed to mean..haha

    as for unbolting the finders. are they not spot welded. i looked at it today i dont think they can just be unbolted and removed. there seems to be 6-8 spot welds holding it on under the hood. i hope i am wrong but that is the way it looks to me. is there a write up on how to do this?? thanks for the reply
     
  5. darkshadow

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    do you mean you just got new skins or whole fenders?

    the sheat matel skin will not come off with out grinding alot, the whole fender is simply a mater of a few bolts
     
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    yes they can unbolt.. the spot welds you see are where the skin is spot welded to the main frame of the fender...

    as far as putting on the new ones.. It depends on where they are from... aftermarket replacement body parts tend to fit like crap.. atleast thats my expirience with them... i had to use many cuss words to get some aftermarket replacement panels on... keep your fender washers and shims so you can line up the body lines.. and when you get it all done, open your door very very slowly. then close it very slowly.. so you can see if you need to make adjustments...
     
  7. general blaze

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    damn.. hope you dont plan on those fenders hittin any rocks or trees...

    I take it your not wheeling this truck too much?

    spendy fenders heh...
     
  9. general blaze

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    i hit shti all the time. i wheel it as much as possible. these finders seem pretty durable. they just wont dent. but if i go to far they will crack. but i do mostly desert riding and ****. so i am not too extreme with the truck. So what you guys are saying is if i had the whole fender, it would be easy but since this is just a skin i think. it is going to take me some time.
     
  10. darkshadow

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    sorry but why replace a full fender stock fender with a fiberglass stock fender?

    it is not like it is trimed or one of thouse pre runner bulged fenders, so why do you want to swap that in???


    EDIT took a closer look are they larger wheel wells?
     
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    I have no idea how to put fiberglass fenders on.. ive never even seen one in person...

    i stick with the 15 dollar ones from the junkyard heh... paint em. bondo if nessecary. put em on hack em smash em replace em...

    are you using those to save weight?... if so. how much less do they weigh then the steel ones? (if any at all)
     
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    That's cool. My DD Car is a 2004 Subaru WRX (Stage III)
    4 cyl 5 speed turbo car that runs in the 12s......
     
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    Fiberglass is just about as handy as fuzzy dice on a 4x4... your gonna bust those things as soon as you wheel if you wheel like you say you do. If I were you I'd tell whoever bought you em you installed and are very happy with em and leave the stockers on, then sell the glass ones on ebay.

    damn... i'm a sheisty bastard.:yikes: :crazy: :D


    oh yeah, that second pic isn't big enough:haha::whistle:
     
  14. general blaze

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    these fenders have larger wheel wells and a 3 inch bulge on each side. so it will give it a pre runner look and give more clearance for the tires. I have never even dented my stock fenders so i dont see why the fiberglass ones wont hold up. i dont plan on flipping the truck anytime soon. and the most it has to put up with is a small tree and some shrubbery that gets in the way. I guess i am on my own. i will just chop this bitch apart tomorrow and hope for the best...
     
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    **I see it looks like a skin now** if it is just a skin, get a spot weld drill bit. It'll make your life way easier.

    pulling the fenders is easy. just make sure you get all the bolts out of the rad support. theres 1 or 2 that suck. pull 'em and do the work on a bench. Make your life easier.
     
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    Could you please make the pictures bigger in future posts, I can't see what's up in these, they are too small.........................
















































































































    :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
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    You're going to have to take the skins off your fenders. Like said above, there is a special drill bit made just for spot welds. Get it, it will save you some drama. After you take the skin off, just put the new fenders on. Line up the body lines, and make holes. Use big fender washers and bolt it on.
     
  19. general blaze

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    thanks for all the info. i was going to attempt this today but since i am leaving for GLAMIS tonight i might just wait till i return. just so there is no chance of me being held up on going to the desert. Sorry about the pics. i did not know they were that big.

    so i should get this special bit for spot welds. what is different about it. it just makes a hole like any other bit right? anyway I will pull the entire fender and work on the bench. thanks for all the help andi will post some SMALLER pics when the job is complete.
     
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    Yes it makes a hole, but not like other bits. It's sort of set to depth, to only drill out the weld and not all the way through the base material.
     

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