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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-28-2004, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fender trimming, Please Post Your Pics!

I have decided that rather than lift Precision Guesswork ('85 CJ7) I'm going to trim the fenders. The further I've gotten into the body, the rougher I've found it to be (man is there a LOT of Bondo under the paint!) and no longer am nearly as concerned about looking factory original. Having once rolled a full size truck due to too much lift (too high center of gravity) I've decided to trim the fenders to gain the clearance I need. Initially I'll be running the 33x9.50s from the Moonlight Rambler ('74 CJ5) but plan to eventually slap on some 35x12.50s (or possibly some 34x9.50s but around that size). So, I'm hoping that those of you that have already taken this step could post your fender trimming pics both mild and wild. Flat fendering the front is pretty much a foregone conclusion, but how about in back?

Thanks guys!

Oh, almost forgot. I did do a search, but didn't find any pics. Maybe my search parameters were off. I did find an old thread of mine where we discussed lifts vs. fender trimming though! Lot of fun to re-read! Back then I was ready to order a 4" Trailmaster, then didn't....
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Re: Fender trimming, Please Post Your Pics!

Trimmed a bit to fit 35's (37's on in picture) using stock flares cut and moved up a bit both front and rear


Cut totally flat for 37's in front, rears radiused more to clear no flares


cut even more and shaped different, with tube support


and then radiused rears even more when I did the four link, at full stuff front and rear I am about 1/2" away from front fenders and tub
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Re: Fender trimming, Please Post Your Pics!

These are 35's with a 4 inch lift, 1 inch body lift, shackle reversal, and Bushwacker fender flairs. I've done a little more trimming in both the front and rear since these pictures were taken.

The front is trimmed all the way beyond where the wheel well used to sit, and the wheel well is held back by the bolts holding the rock slider:



Overall view of the front:



Forward part of the rear wheel well:



Aft part of the rear:



Overall view of rear:



I've never had the Jeep fully flexed since I did the last trimming, so I may still have some work to do. My problem is not with the tops of the tires though, it's with the back part since the tires move backwards during flex (front and back due to shackle reversal).

Good luck!
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Thanks a million guys! Great pics. Gives me some good ideas. When I get ready to trim, I'll post pics as I go.

Thanks again!
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Re: Fender trimming, Please Post Your Pics!

This was my first attempt at trimming...

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