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post #16 of 18 Old 12-08-2010, 12:22 PM
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I did the same on my 87 wrangler, except I had a fifth of whiskey and no gloves. Results, it looks great and some how I still have all of my digits!

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post #17 of 18 Old 07-16-2011, 09:43 AM
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Diablo 331,
Dude, that was some awesome freehand work. I was just thinking of trimming mine. I installed some 7" wide ones after I upgraded my wheels a few years back. I have been getting sick of the current look and I came across your thread and was impressed with your work.
Unfortunatly, I am all too familiar with my freehand work and I personally would not attempt this myself. I do however work well with tools and machinery. I am contemplating a way to use a router with some sort of a guide or "jig" to assist me with a controlled cut and achieve the desired results. I just had to compliment you on your great craftsmanship. My hands aren't as steady so I will be looking for a mechanical aide to steady the router.

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post #18 of 18 Old 07-18-2011, 09:10 PM
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Diablo 331,
Dude, that was some awesome freehand work. I was just thinking of trimming mine. I installed some 7" wide ones after I upgraded my wheels a few years back. I have been getting sick of the current look and I came across your thread and was impressed with your work.
Unfortunatly, I am all too familiar with my freehand work and I personally would not attempt this myself. I do however work well with tools and machinery. I am contemplating a way to use a router with some sort of a guide or "jig" to assist me with a controlled cut and achieve the desired results. I just had to compliment you on your great craftsmanship. My hands aren't as steady so I will be looking for a mechanical aide to steady the router.
I marked mine along the straight edge using a "jig" of sorts.
Mind you, I only trimmed about 1-1/2". I nailed 2 pieces of wood together in an "X". Slide one board along the inside of the flare, pinch a boxcutter on the other side of the board to score a line along the fender.

I also used a paint stripping wheel in a drill to get an even radius in the corners.


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