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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-22-2003, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cutting the fenders, have ?s

I took the flares off today, and am ready to cut into the fenders now, but don't know what tool to use. Anyone here have experience cutting the body? I'm taking the rear flares off tommorow, and then cutting them on Thursday. Thanks for any help you can offer. And if anyone has any pics of their Jeep w/ no flares and cut fenders please post them here.
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Re: Cutting the fenders, have ?s

I have used a few different tools to cut with, sawzall, 4.5" grinder, plasma cutter, air shears, nibblers and small air body saw.

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The only advice i can help with on this one is to keep Andy as far from this project as possible.
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Re: Cutting the fenders, have ?s

I used my sawz-all. I made sure that I had several blades available in case I bent one or it went dull.
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Re: Cutting the fenders, have ?s

You must not be using MILWAWKEE super saw blades...

I had a 54 Willys truck that a [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img] tree 3 ft in dia fell on it.. chainsaw did the tree ,,, Milwawkee super saw blade(1) on a Milwawkee saw did the Willys truck in piecs to fit my 4X8 trailer,, Bent it almost double a few times had to str-8n it a few times,,, but it keep on cutting ,,, they cost a little more than the other blades but the last forever,,,
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The only advice i can help with on this one is to keep Andy as far from this project as possible.

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I think Andy is still at camp for the summer (I'm jelous cause I love that camp), but anywho I second this opinion. I've been eyeballing my fenders since the day I bought the Jeep. I think a cut off wheel would work really well with minimal damage to the paint and surrounding metal if you tape it off.

I can picture the sawzall just chewing up the paint all around the cut.
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Re: Cutting the fenders, have ?s

I used a Plasma cutter on mine, took seconds to cut and just a few licks with the grinder to touch it up.

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Re: Cutting the fenders, have ?s

used everything from a cut off wheel.. to jig saw.. to a sawzall... to plasma cutter.. and a torch...

i prefer a good plasma cutter.. but the torch works just as well... if you use a saw... get good blades.. makes all the difference in the world..
here is a pic of mine..


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Re: Cutting the fenders, have ?s

Sears has a really nice 3" air cut off wheel...works great! I used it to cut out the back fenders...Planing to do the front fenders soon...just need to map out the cuts...

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It's $69.99

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