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post #166 of 1130 Old 10-18-2013, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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This should answer earlier concerns about my approach angle. As you can see, my sector shaft is flush with the front of the tire. My bumper is very minimal and is only about 5" in front. It will improve if I raise it another 2".
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post #167 of 1130 Old 10-18-2013, 06:40 PM
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where did ya get the flares from?

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where did ya get the flares from?
The flares are from GR as well. The plate is not welded to the tube on the outside. I think I will weld it all the way and smooth it out like Hendrix did on the dumpster.
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The flares are from GR as well. The plate is not welded to the tube on the outside. I think I will weld it all the way and smooth it out like Hendrix did on the dumpster.
Just make sure you space your welds 1" apart and move around. Then let it cool and go back and fill between your welds . A damp rag will help also.
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Just make sure you space your welds 1" apart and move around. Then let it cool and go back and fill between your welds . A damp rag will help also.
I guess you know what you're talking about. Lol. Thanks for the tip.
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I will never do that again. Weld. Grind. Weld. Grind. Weld. Grind and repeat. That is a lot of work for something no one will notice. I would love to know how long it took Hendrix.
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I will never do that again. Weld. Grind. Weld. Grind. Weld. Grind and repeat. That is a lot of work for something no one will notice. I would love to know how long it took Hendrix.
3-4 hours per side. Then I smoothed them out with a DA sander and used light weight body filler at work to get them just right.
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3-4 hours per side. Then I smoothed them out with a DA sander and used light weight body filler at work to get them just right.
Yeah, that was way more work than I was expecting. The worst part is I will never get it perfect like you. Few others will notice, but I will always no how much time I burnt for that little bit of imperfection.
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Yeah, that was way more work than I was expecting. The worst part is I will never get it perfect like you. Few others will notice, but I will always no how much time I burnt for that little bit of imperfection.
My mind set is just the opposite.
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My mind set is just the opposite.
If I could get it perfect, it would be worth it. I suck at body work and I've never painted anything except w a rattle can. Wish you were closer, I'd have you do it.
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I am surprised at how heavy this 6061 is.

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Getting ready to cover up the ugliest wheel opening ever

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Still have to trim the 3" out of the door opening.

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I looked high and low for a round tube flare and couldn't find one. I just think it would look more CJ with a round flare. I also am not a fan of a round cut out with a squared off flare so I will trim the corner armor to match the flare

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Love the way it looks with the flare. Looks a lot cleaner now

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