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Time to get the Sawzall out. Some ?'s.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wayne, Nov 3, 2001.

  1. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Time to get the Sawzall out. Some ?\'s.

    Well I figured while the truck is down for a few days I would start hacking away at it. I plan to hack it like the UAV and was wondering if anybody has any good advice on doing the inner fenders? Should I take them out or leave them in to cut them? The outers look like an easy enough job so all I need to know is how far from the back edge of the fender on the bottom should the cut be? I am also going to give the 14ff a shave and need to know if I should cut it with the pumpkin cover on or off? Thanks.

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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Re: Time to get the Sawzall out. Some ?\'s.

    I cut my fenders and there was 6 1/2" from the door edge to the edge of my cut at the bottom of the fender. I just pushed my inner fender back and tacked it to the fender...kinda butch but I figure the fender won't be coming off too often. I can always grind the little weld anyways.

    I haven't shaved my 14 yet...but I think I'd do it without cover so I can see exactly how close to the threaded hole on the bottom I'm getting. The cover would be easy to trim to suit later.

    Rene

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    Re: Time to get the Sawzall out. Some ?\'s.

    haven't done this but you may find a way to mark the bottom edge of your cover on the housing so you know where it lies when you go to hacking.

    Like em big and topless
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    Re: Time to get the Sawzall out. Some ?\'s.

    i need to know too i am cutting mine this weekend or next weekend. i want em like the UAV too.

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    Re: Time to get the Sawzall out. Some ?\'s.

    UAV cuts are for poseurs (J/K! [​IMG] I just had to say that because my membership has not yet processed [​IMG]). You need to cut it like Money Pit! Now THAT is a cut! Very similar to what I've had in my head for a long time but I like the looks of his better. Mine may not (probably won't) have any front fenders at all but I will probably adopt his back cut...

    Russ

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  6. CK5

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    Re: Time to get the Sawzall out. Some ?\'s.

    6" from the door to where I started cutting.
    On the shave job take the cover off and start the cut with a hack saw then tear into it with the sawzall.

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    Re: Time to get the Sawzall out. Some ?\'s.

    Just go to town on the thing. If you end up cutting too much, you can always get bigger tires.

    Pete

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    Re: Time to get the Sawzall out. Some ?\'s.

    Boss trimmed mine for me so I really cant say anything about it. Man so am I coming up in two weeks to help you with a doubler setup now?

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    Re: Time to get the Sawzall out. Some ?\'s.

    I might be picking up a set of 38" TSL's tomorrow so I will be doing some serious hacking to fit them on my 4" lifted truck. Looks like I might be doing my body lidt a little sooner then expected.

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    Re: Time to get the Sawzall out. Some ?\'s.

    Wish I had better pictures or more of them, but here's a pic of my friends fender cutting to fit 38's. He's also running a 4" lift.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/photo/23283172/24576754pCRwsPWIVI>http://community.webshots.com/photo/23283172/24576754pCRwsPWIVI</a>

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    Re: Time to get the Sawzall out. Some ?\'s.

    Thanks guys. I hope to start hacking tomorrow.[​IMG] I plan to cut enough to at least fit 37's or 38.5's which is what the next set of tires will be.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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