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Unread 04-11-2010, 12:42 PM   #1
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Metal Cloak Overline Fenders Installed

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.

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Unread 04-11-2010, 01:13 PM   #2
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Wow, nice! Nice transformation pics. The rear ones are next right. That will complete the look. What can you say, looks incredible, great job.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 01:55 PM   #3
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Wow, nice! Nice transformation pics. The rear ones are next right. That will complete the look. What can you say, looks incredible, great job.
I don't know. I don't have any flex problems out back. I may just give them a coat of paint and call it good. Unless you have some money you'd like to send my way

It's also getting pretty heavy. I may need to think about heavy duty springs at the rate I'm going.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 04:32 PM   #4
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Those are my favorite fenders. They definitely allow you to run the next size or two up for tires with the same size lift. Great rig, Brinoff!
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Unread 04-11-2010, 04:47 PM   #5
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Your jeep is looking awesome, I was thinking of picking some of these up too

do you mind posting some pics with the fenders unscrewed ?
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Unread 04-11-2010, 05:07 PM   #6
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Very nice install! I did my MetalCloaks a few weeks back and it is by FAR my favorite mod to date. I did the rears at the same time, it really does complete the look.

I liked how you painted the inner fenders black. I was debating this too, but left it go for now.

Just since I see them on there... What rockers are you running? And did you have to cut them down to size to fit properly with the MetalCloaks? I'm running AtoZ Fab rocker guards and I had to cut a good 6" of the rocker guards off in the front to fit properly. Looks like you did similar.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 05:10 PM   #7
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do you mind posting some pics with the fenders unscrewed ?
You mean without the flares installed? (Sorry to hijack...) - I've got a ton of pictures outlining my install and various modes with the fenders.

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Here are my Overlines and my 33" MT tires.


Comparison with no flare and 6" flare.
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