Has anybody here trimmed their front fenders on a 76? If so, do you have any good tips, like what you did with the blinkers, how much you cut, etc. I've got a 4" lift, but the springs are sagging and my 315's are rubbing sometimes. I can't afford new springs, but I sure as hell don't mind cutting things to make 'em fit. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
I trimmed the fenders on my 78 K5... didn't have to do anything with the blinkers, I just cut the bottom of the front off at the body line and then on the back side I cut from the top of the curve down to the bottom at about a 30 degree angle (total of about 3" off the bottom)... I now have no rubbing with 35's and a 4" lift. I just used a sawzall.
Well, my truck took care of it's own trimming today [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]. 40" tires + 8" of lift + a full lock left turn at 30mph and a big ass pot hole = CRUNCH!!! Hehe, it was pretty cool, had to be a flap about 10" long by 8" deep of sheet metal peeled up over the tire [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
Popped a few rivets out of the bottom but that was easily fixed by new ones. The flares themself are just fine [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]. Sunday I am going to cut about 12" of inner fender out and rounding it over so it doesn't take any more chunks of lug off. Should gain about 3" of clearance doing this.
Here is my current trimming. I have a 6" lift and 38X12.50 TSL's on 9.75" widerims. The drawing is how I plan on cutting them in the near future. Hopefully the 42's will fit easily and maybe Those 46" Michelin XML's that 4Wheeler used on its Super Duty.
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I cut off almost 43 inches and it is still longer than yours.
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It aint longer than mine buddy [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img].
Anyway, yeah, I need to figure something out. I need to cut another inch off my bumper and I already re-shaped the floor boards so there concave instead of convex, but I think I will cut a 12" square out of the floor board and put a piece of flat plate back in it's place to gain about 2" more room for meat.