Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Greencastle, IN
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Here is my $0.02, because I just somewhat finished building a set of tube fenders for my TJ the night before the bash.
I like the grill guard/tube design. Just wondering if you are going to make a triangular section of fender to the rear and how you would do it without the flat fender section of tubing?
Think about your battery mount when you work your design up for the fender. I opened my fender wells up about 3" towards the tub which required me to modify my battery mount alot. Also your fuse box mount for the passenger side.
One the driverside you have quite a few things on the fender. I am sure you have thought about this but it is a PITA.
I still have to build my inner fenders but not a real big deal once everything else is mounted. I am just going to start piecing it in the when I pull the fenders off to paint weld them in. Not the way I'd mass produce but I will be helping to build a couple more sets for the guys I wheel with.
I mounted my fenders to the tub and grill and they are very stout. I actually hand shaped the piece that mounts to the grill with a torch and hammer out of 3/8" stock(all I had). Only took about 5 minutes per side. I rough built my fenders in about 5 hours including all the welding.
$56 in my fenders after paint. It take right at 20ft of tubing to make base fenders with no flares.
2001 TJ Built, Wrecked, then Built Bigger, then rolled and fixed again, now rolled again. Do you see a pattern!!
Last edited by KentuckyCrawler; 05-30-2007 at 07:36 PM.