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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-02-2001, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Has anybody trimmed there fenders. Ive completely removed my flares and the things that held the flares on.I could prolly cut a good half inch off but im afraid that if i do the inner and out fenders are gonna seperate cuz they meet awfully low on the fender. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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I am also really interested as I want to install Cj flares and rust has eaten away the fender so there is about a 3/4" to 1" gap between fender and wheel well. I was thinking I could cut or bend the inner well to match the new cut out. Please reply if you have any experence with this and Pics would be great. THANKS

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It works great and the cj flairs can mount higher up on the body than the old flairs

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Take a look at the TJ flares too. They're quite a bit larger than the CJ flares which actually have a tighter radius than stock Samurai fenders. We're moving into the TJ flares on all of ours; they not only look great and flex well against obstacles, they open up the fender opening a bit too.

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Actually, there's not a lot of extra metal to cut off, as the fender doesn't lip down too much, but any little bit helps. By removing the stock flares and metal support sections, you do gain an inch or two. Then by installing Jeep flares (Sahara TJ is choice) so that the bottom of the flare extends no further down than the body fender-well opening, you have gained the extra clearance you need. If you cut the metal too far, then you have this ugly hole into your bed - which is not good. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img] There is room to cut more metal from the back of the rear wheels, and a bit on the front end. Good luck

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i'm trimming mine with a sawzall. i unbolted the whole front section from the firewall forward. i'm going to cut out the fender with a plasma cutter basically making it a flat fender and then making some new inner fenders and rivieting them in. and then bolt it right back on. i'll have to relocate the battery to the back. not to hard. i should be done by the end of next week. i'm taking pictures as i go so i'll post them. i also sawzalled the bottom of the body right were to doors bolt on.

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psf, can't wait to see the pic's of your little project! I want to put different flares on because my Boggers will stick out too far with the toy axles, I don't want the cops to bug me about it. What it the BEST flare to install on the Zuk? I'm looking for something that is a close fit, wider then stock zuk's, easy to install, and also be able to take a good hit on a rock or tree! Glenn, do you have any pic's of your zuk's with the fenders on? Thanks

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Zuk jr., check out this set on e-bay. BRAND NEW Bushwacker 6" widened fender flares-Jeep TJ.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/aw-cg...item=593924181

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WOW, looks like it will keep the cops off my back! They are WIDE!


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