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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-03-2001, 12:37 PM
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Cut fender edges

Finally got around to cutting my front fenders this morning, but I haven't decided what to do about the edges. Just wondering what some of you that have cut their fenders have done to the cut edges.

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Re: Cut fender edges

I welded some 3/16" flat steel, about 2" wide, to the seam. This gives me a place to mount the flares (Wal-Mart lawn edging), and it was rusted out there anyway.

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Re: Cut fender edges

When I cut my fenders up higher, I reused the CJ flares that I had also cut straight, then for the exposed front edge I got some of the thin black door edge rubber from Napa, cut it to length and ran it from the edge under the flare to the grill area.

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Re: Cut fender edges

Here's a pic of how it turned out, next time I am cutting them staright forward without the little droop down in the front.


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Re: Cut fender edges

pb, that's exactly what I've decided to do. After I made the post earlier I went back out and dug my flares out of the shed, looks like the right idea.

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Re: Cut fender edges

I ended up cutting mine up to the top of the parking light hole, the top of the flare is just below the flat part of the fender, they are flexible enough to follow the new curve also. I did the same for the rears, just re-arced them from the tub around, and move the flares up, both front and rear are up from the bottom of the tub a couple inches.

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Exellent idea JEEPN. I like your resourcefulness with the fender flairs.

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Re: Cut fender edges

$5 for 20', and they look good too. Here is a pic of them on the Zuk, I needed something to run the wider tires. The edging is 5" wide as well, so it gives you plenty of room. I also attached mine with snaps, so they come off for the trail but allow me to be road legal.

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Re: Cut fender edges

What tools are you guys using to cut your fenders?
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Re: Cut fender edges

Air saw, and utility knife for the flares.

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