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Tons of fender cutting pics

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Oct 4, 2001.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/fendercut>http://coloradok5.com/fendercut</a>

    I plan on a tech article at some point but here are all the pics, Icut the inner very hi and then made three cuts in the cab lip and pounded that flat for extra clearance. Also, that is not me in the pics that is Doug, I think from Tanner4wheel, they cut my outer fender for 25. bucks so why not.

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    WOW!! that is NOT a job for the timid is it??? looks like the latest trends though, minimize lift and start whacking... I'd like to run bigger tires, but I am definately NOT going to do any more lift except maybe 1" body.

    looks like I'll be doing some cutting in the future too.

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    God, what a shame to do that to such beautiful, rust free sheetmetal. If you wanted some fenders to hack up, I'd have given you mine. Mine just have surface rust that you would have hacked off anyway, yours were nice!! :(

    If I ever cut my fenders in any visable location I'll bawl my eyes out.

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    Hands down excellent work! I've seriously considered doing it but have been a little shy, not knowing what was under there and all. Thanks for your time in documenting what needs to be done as it helps immensely. What kind of air saw are you using... I like that idea better than the sawsall approach I've taken to so many of my cars roofs in the past?

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    [​IMG], I like it .

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    Thanks for the pics. I chewed my fenders a bit last weekend and now plan to trim them before they trim my tires. Those pics will really help.

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  8. Thanks, I didn't realize that that much on the inside of the fenderwell had to be cut as well. A good blueprint of what I'll have to do.

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    that is by far the best trim job i have seen...now i see how i can clean mine up =o) need to get me one of those air saw thingies


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    Thank's, it turned out really clean because I didn't do the outers, they said 25. bucks and I said hell ya.

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    that's about how mine are cut, don't mind the resto guys. You wheel your truck, and make modifications that work.

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    were the inners previously cut?
    if so
    the tire got greedy and ripped way up there as well?
    shame to lose the mounting bolt, they usually rust away NE how as your pics show
     
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    Yeah, I cut the inners before and the tire still hit it so I cut even more this last time. No big deal about the mounting bolt, it is still pretty sturdy.

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    Don't worry laketex, when I get my off-road only truck, I'll hack the fenders so much they'd hardly be there. I am thinking maybe a set of add-a-leafs all around and 38" tires on that....

    But this truck is going to be retired to pavement pounder when I am done with the frame off. I need a nice daily driver and I've got too much money in it just to sell it and buy something else.

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    So, Steve when are you coming over with your sawzall to attack my K5? :)


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    I didn't look at the pic's or the rest of the replys (pinched on time-)

    I recently sew a hole cut in a hood for a "pro-street" camaro w/ a F.I. blower. They welded on some brake pipe tubeing to the "ruff" edge of the cut, then filled the rest in with body filler. It looked clean and smooth, almost factory.

    I think we could use the same idea with fende cuts. Weld in some brakeline pipe, fill in the void with some weld (insted of body filler) and paint. It would ake some time too keep the fender from worping from the heat, but I think it would be a strong clean uniform finish. Just an idea....

    I'll give it a shot when the time comes (soon-ish)

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    Not a bad idea!

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    Steve, one more ?. Will I need to cut that much for my 36's and my 4" lift? Or can I get away with just cutting back to where the inner fender flat area?

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    Look AWSOME!!!!!!! Can'nt wait to cut mine once I get my tools out of the storage...... It sucks when ya move from a big house to a small house....... Oh well...... Keep use posted Steve...... Are you going to weld the the fender lid back on? That is what I'm thinking about or getting some 1/4" round stock and welding that around the sharp edge of the fender and under the Marker light on the fender to add strength to the fender.......

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    Looks SWEET, Steve! Tasteful and functional...makes me want to hack up my '91. LOL

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