About 2 weeks ago I ordered a set of Metal Cloak Overline Fenders and 4" Flares in bare metal. After spending a week prepping and painting I finally started the install last Friday Night. I tend to work slowly so that I can clean and touchup any parts that may need it while i have the old YJ apart. Of all the parts I have "bolted on", these were by far the best, most well thought out items. All of the bolt holes line up perfectly, even the parts they asked me to modify lines up perfectly afterwords. They are extremely well built and very stout. I only ran into a couple of minor problems. 1) The stock airbox was having some fitment issues against the power steering resevoir. 2) The hood rubs at the back of the tube fender, (A temporary fix was to space the fender from the grill with washers until I regain the patience to work this out a little better. 3) Not really a problem, but worth mentioning: I like my scissor jack for changing tires. After the install, there is no room for the jack. A small sacrifice for what was gained. Thank you Metal Cloak, I am so impressed with this product.
So on to some pictures. Enjoy!
What I started with 4 years ago.
What I was working with about a year ago.
All parts disassembled
The fender a liner aligned for intial fitment
Hard to see, but this is the rub issue on the passenger fender looking toward the tub. The aluminum fender liner is bolted to the fender, and to the left is the tube and the paint rubbed off from contacting the hood. This is happening on both sides.
What you came to see!
They look real good. No rub problems anymore.
I can post more if there something specific you want to see.
The only thing I would have done differently, would be to have them powder coated for the minimal amount they ask. I spent so much time prepping and painting, only to find myself scratching them by looking at them too hard.