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Trimming Fenders.....

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by speedyvision917, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. speedyvision917

    speedyvision917 1/2 ton status

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    ok im going to be trimming my fenders but im not sure what to do about the wheel wells...should i just /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif that too while im cutting the fenders??? or should i remove the wheel wells then cut my fenders and cut off a portion of the wheel wells that matches up with the other cut??? or am i missing something really obvious /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif and yes i no this is a noob question /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif but im not about to get it done by someone else or want to pay for anything i could screw up /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif so what would ya'll suggest and any tips???
     
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    Beat them back to the cab floor and bolt them down.
     
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    never thought about that any other ideas? or tips
     
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    brand new sawzall blade and check behind the metal where your cutting...
     
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    Remove the wheel wells you dont need them. They are just flex inhibitors
     
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    I found a cutting wheel works better than the Sawzall. No question.

    Use a marker or tape to layout your lines, cut the fender parts out. I left the top line alone, but went heavy on the front and back of the fender in my cutting. Go back and cut the inner to match, cut any angle iron that held the inner fender in place, and beat the inner back with a big hammer.
     
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    Use a tape with soft glue, definitely not duct tape like my friend suggested - it pulled the paint off in a couple of spots!!
     
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    I used a cut-off wheel the first time I trimmed, and later a sawzall to remove more metal. I ended up hammering the inner fender back quite a few inches as well, but left it in. It turned out fine, its just a matter of technique....however, after doing some wheeling the quality of the cut did not matter much anymore as seen in the pic below /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    Damn, yall are rough on panels.
     
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    Damn, yall are rough on panels.

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    It wasn't my fault /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    You seen my rig lately?
     

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