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Serious fender trimming question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SchnorrCS, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. SchnorrCS

    SchnorrCS 1/2 ton status

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    OK Guys...For those of you that have done some pretty extreme fender trimming, are you running inner fenders?
    I put a new motor in the blaze, and I went ahead and did a little dress up kit, and wouldn't mind keeping the one bit of blang looking nice. Any tips? I go through the mud alot, so I'm sure you understand.
    One thing I have thought of is building vertical metal sheets to block the mud from hitting the motor and a "skid plate" to block the water and crap from below the radiator. Any other thoughts? Or even better, PICTURES:bow: :bow: :bow:

    Thanks in advance

    cS
     
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    no inner fenders and no hood.... on the front. the inners on the rear will be removed when i start removing the rest of the body....
    Grant
     
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    Trimmed for 40's with 4-5" of lift, still have inners (barely)

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  5. SchnorrCS

    SchnorrCS 1/2 ton status

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    your trim looks almost exactly like mine, but I'm running 35s (for now!)
    Thanks for all the replies fellas.

    Heres an idea....I was thinking remove all of the inner fender and build vertical "mud guards" in the engine compartment. I think I'm gonna do what rusty did until I can complete them. Once I do I guess I'll have to become a paying member so I can post pics for all of you to admire....I mean see....

    Thanks again
    cS
     
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    back to the top
     
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    I wouldn't say my trimming is extreme, but I just pounded the backs of my inner fenders out with a BFH

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    Rusty I love your k5, do you have any mor pics of the finders or anything? I really would like to see how it was cut. That is the way a blazer is supposed to look, still like a blazer, but the stance of a bull dog.
     
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    I patterned my trimming after Rene's. His turned out looking quite a bit better but mine still clears my 39.5's at full stuff (barely). I retained my inners because the trails around here are a lot of mud and loose stuff and I'd rather have to scrape off the smooth contour of an inner fender than dig mud out of the nooks and crannies of an exhaust manifold.

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    I ran 40s with 4" lift and cut fenders with inners still. Rubbed pretty good. I pitched all the inner fenders and have tons of clearance with my current setup and some weight loss.... along with mounting stuff loss.
     
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    My fenders pretty much go back to the firewall now. Just take out the inners, cut the lines you want in the outers then bolt the inners back in and pound em back!
     
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    Yea, I thought about that, but the problem I'm having is with that tempered steel, It just aint staying bent back. I think what I'll do is make some custom inners that are super flat and easy to wash all the gunk off. I have some 18 gauge steel laying around looking for a home. I'll try and post up some pics when I get em done. Again, thanks for all the help and replies.

    cS
     

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