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Unread 01-27-2011, 12:56 PM   #1
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Trimming rear fender

Ok, it's a little more than that: I have an 05 TJ with TNT tube fenders on the back. At full flex my tires are pushing into the the front section of the fender well so I want to trim this section. The TNT fenders are 3/16" thick steel and I don't want to take them off. I'm thinking on using a 4" grinder with a cutting wheel. Is there a better idea?

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Unread 01-27-2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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Sawzall. I'd use the grinder with cut off wheel if it will get in there. Wear a face shield!
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Unread 01-27-2011, 02:40 PM   #3
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Sawzall. I'd use the grinder with cut off wheel if it will get in there. Wear a face shield!
The sawzall will definitely cut through it but I need to preserve the actual fender underneath the TNT steel. I would like to try and not cut through the pinch welds and mess all of that up.
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Unread 01-27-2011, 03:01 PM   #4
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At full flex my tires are pushing into the the front section of the fender well so I want to trim this section.
Pushing into the only the front of the TNT fender or the factory fender also?
If you just want to trim the TNT fender... don't be lazy, take it off and cut it...

If you're hitting the factory fender... some adj. CAs and move the axle back.
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Unread 01-29-2011, 01:53 PM   #5
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Pushing into the only the front of the TNT fender or the factory fender also?
If you just want to trim the TNT fender... don't be lazy, take it off and cut it...

If you're hitting the factory fender... some adj. CAs and move the axle back.
I would have to trim the back side also if I moved the axle back, the tires just barely touch the fender now. I may just take the TNT fenders off and trim it up the right way. There just so dang heavy...........................
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