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what to use after frnder triming

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by oatsk5, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. oatsk5

    oatsk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    for moulding to help protect the tires from cuts i thought i had seen somthing on here but i cant find it and i did search but probly not wording right
     
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    hmm that is a good Q

    whatever is used it better be tough

    that tire rub would tear up something that wasnt metal, real quick i would think

    im not gonna worry about it on my 77, as im not gonna be out anywhere where the tires could touch the cut edges


    hmm


    good luck
     
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    dleroy43 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    your supossed to trim till the tires DONT rub the fenders
     
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    Door edge molding. It comes in chrome and black, and is very pliable. I used it so I don't cut my hand on the sharp edge.
     
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    thanx and the tires dont rub it would be more cosmetic ?
     
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    hammer and dolly...put a little rounded edge on it.
    ..but, like someone said already, supposed to cut till it doesnt rub anymore
     
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    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I welded to inner fender and then speed lined. Door moulding works.

    you might check www.awdirect.com It is a towing supply company they have stuff like that.

    Search this has definately been talked about before. Good luck

    Some people have also taken a thin piece of metal like 1/8" that is flat and maybe an inch wide and weld it to bottom edge around the wheel well. That give a nice flat area if the wheel hits and a uniform roundness to the cut outs
     
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    I bent the stock chrome molding and screwed it back on afterwards . Te screws go in the side now on the cut edge .
     
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    custom trim...

    I've seen a few trucks with 3/8" brake line tubing or solid metal rod stock welded on to the sharp edges,after bending to match the fender contour..needed it to pass inspection here (no holes,or sharp metal allowed)..:crazy:
     

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