Core support and fender trimming

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mckustomfab, Dec 1, 2019 at 3:47 PM.

  1. mckustomfab

    mckustomfab 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Anyone out there done a trim job on the core support? I know there is tons of info on trimming the fenders and I have already cut mine up quite a bit, now I need even more room. I am truing to keep this truck as low as possible and the new front axle i am swapping in has more steering travel than my old D60.

    I am looking to cut my fenders, grill and core support below the head light and removing the turn signal. I am planning to add some supports back to the core support and the idea is to keep the inner fenders to keep the crap out of the engine compartment. I found a Dodge that 4Wheel and Offroad built for their Ultimate Adventure a few years back, it is very close to what I am looking to do but I cant find any good photos of the core support. Anyone done anything like this?!?

    Here is their Dodge
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    This is what I am working on, you can see a line above the turn signal, that is where I would like to cut.
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    The radiator support trimming is pretty straightforward and you should still have a couple bolts to keep the fender attached to it. Do you want the inner fender modified so it attaches to the radiator support?
     
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    Yeah, I plan to cut the inner fender and weld in some material to make it attach to the new raised core support section directly below the head light.
     
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    I have not seen any details on this but that's exactly my goal and I am guessing you will be my Guinea pig :pimp:
     
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    No problem! I hope to start messing with this some after Christmas.
     

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