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Some fender trimmin... the rite way... Band width intensive.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hawkeye649, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. hawkeye649

    hawkeye649 1/2 ton status

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    First some pics of the truck as it is now. If you saw my "pics of my shizzle post" or couldn't, these are new pics with my new rims.

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    Look how my fender job on the rear there makes it look like the ass is sagging. It's OK work, I guess everyone has to start somewhere.

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    I know the tire is hanging way out there. I want to suck that much closer to the truck... dont' make fun of me for it.....

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    Uber seksy... I love those rims and those lugs soooo much. I like the 35 MTR's too.

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    Some day I'll get my GMC Graemlin logo printed up as a decal... or maybe I'll paint it if I aint so lazy at some point.

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    My nice clean interior.. lol.

    So here's the trimmin'

    Why would you want this:

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    When you could have this?

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    Before:

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    After: Yes that's the other side. I put the trim back on unmolested to show you how much clearance I gained. The bottom is about 3 1/4 inches higher than it was before.

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    And now some action pixxx

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    Definitly more stuff comin from the rear. I'd like to eventually do a 52" spring swap up front.

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    All crossed up.

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    Someone passed me on the trail in a 2x4 ranger and said my truck looked broken. lol. :D

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    And we can see just how much I'll need to clearance the back if I do nothing. But with 4 more inches with the 52's and the fact that the axle moves up I may not have to touch them?

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    My trucks broken! Ah...
     
  2. Quackaddict

    Quackaddict 1/2 ton status

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    cool rig. Nice to see you took the time to trim and then weld it so it looks original....where did you get the soft top?
     
  3. stallion85

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    All that work and 6 months from now they will be all bashed up....lol!

    J/K looks good, def need to move the front axle forward.
     
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    neverendingproject 1/2 ton status

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    You stole my idea! Thats what I want to do with mine so you really cant tell its trimmed.

    Looks good though.
     
  5. hawkeye649

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    It really pains me to see someone who just hacked the fender off and called it good. There is just a right way and a (not to be mean) wrong way to do things. If you don't want to take the time to do it like I did, you should at least take a hand break or a pair of wide pliers and roll a lip on the edge of the metal to finish it. If I still need to trim the rear of the fender when I do the 52" axle swap, then I'll cut out the fender arch and move it back about 3-4" and weld it back in, and fill in the gap that would be left in the arch at the top of the fender.

    I got the top from a chick on eBay. It's a Can-Back which appears to have kicked the bucket. Just go to a place that works canvas and you'll get it for cheaper than I did. The chick I got it from screwed me, she said it was 2 weeks old. It wasn't water proof, it had scratched windows and a faded can-back logo. There was rust all over the runners that attach to the top of the bed pannels too. She was whining she only got $600 for it, cuz she just bought it new, and I was rip-sheite that she had the nerve to sell something 1-2 years old as new. First negative I ever left anyone.
     
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    Nah I've been wheelin it for a few years now, always very carefull that I only scratch the paint. Rock sliders will be the next step. I can't see how people can just hack off the only sex appeal/curves of the truck. :confused:
     
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    If you want, I have progress picks. It's basically a channel job like you'd do on a hot rod.
     

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