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sliders vs. front fender

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sandawgk5, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    Does anyone have pictures of what they did with the lower portion of the front fender where the bolt is when they welded sliders inplace of the rockers? I am doing this in the near future and I am not sure of what to do with the front fender interface. Do you just say F it and weld the fender to the slider? Open to suggestions also.

    Ira
     
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    I didn't want to weld mine in case the fender (wheel well) needed replacement. Right now it's just sitting there, but I'm going to drill a hole in the slider and bolt the well piece to it.
     
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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    I just left the fender floppin in the wind
     
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    Tab sticking up off the top of the slider?

    A couple 5/16" bolt heads there won't look too bad, maybe some Stainless Button Heads?
     
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    i think that would look good.

    with that said---i welded mine:D
     
  6. sandawgk5

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    That is what I was thinking I am not to concerned on looks as you can tell by the pics I have posted before:D . If I weld it and need to replace a fender I can always cut it and grind it down and weld the new one. If I have to replace fenders it will prolly be with tube only and not sheet metal anyways:D .

    Ira
     
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    i let mine sit on top of it
    4x4 iron said not to as the weld will tear when the body flexes
     
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    Bingo.... Thats what I was thinking...
     
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    Welded to slider . If fender needs replacing , grind flat after cutting off .
     
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    Exactly why I suggested a tab with bolt(s).
     

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