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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-29-2003, 07:55 AM
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Trimming Front Fenders

Have any of you trimmed back the front fenders on your trucks?? I just kind of beat mine back with a hammer for now, but would llike to trim them back for more clearence. If any of you have done it pics would be great if you have any. I've seen lots of the <'88 trucks with trimmed fenders but the newer trucks are setup a little differnent.

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Willy's put teh bushwacker cutouts on his 96. TheKid also did some serious trimming i think.....
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If you go to my website, click 2dr tahoe... In their, you will find some trimming pictures. Took about 1.5" off with a sawzall. Clean look and don't mind hacking my fenders.. (Its just sheet metal sitting there doing nothing)
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i used a 4" grinder to get the corners on my truck. i dont have any pictures of it yet though. SPARTY probably has some on his compuyter though. we did it back when he owned the truck
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Thanks all. I'll check out the pics soon. I'm not a fan of flares, so I'm trying to avoid going that route.
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Re: Trimming Front Fenders

here are some pics........

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ahh screw it......i found the old link. here you go
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I have cut mine all the way to the firewall. I heated and re-curved the flares, I have to run them to be legal in california...

Anyway, you can't cut much, once your at the firewall thats it, it's not like the older trucks where there is a foot of metal you can take out, only a few inches here. I have already beat my firewall in plus cut some out and re-welded to gain a couple more inches. After that I have been moving my axle forward, I'm 2" forward right now.

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Re: Trimming Front Fenders

I want to cut all the way back to the inner-fender (firewall) but don't want flares. When cutting back that far is the quarter-panel still sturdy, it looks like thats where it attaches?.

I plan on moving my 60 forward about an inch or inch-and-a-half this winter. What did you do in the drivers side to fill in the goofy perch?? Just fill it with weld? Have you noticed any drawbacks from moving it forward while driving on the steet?? My truck is about 50/50 street/trail. I don't want any steering or handling problems like "death-wobble"

Thanks for any advice.
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Re: Trimming Front Fenders

Read this:

http://www.industrialoffroad.com/pccaxle.htm

No side effects at all other than no more tire rub... I actually cut through the pinch seem between the cab and firewall and then welded it back together, was able to get another inch out of this. And the pinch seem is what was cutting my tire up like crazy.

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