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Unread 11-19-2008, 01:14 PM   #1
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What material for fabbing wheel wells on an XJ?

Anyone fab up their own wheel wells on an XJ? I'm making 35's fit with about 3" of lift and no bumpstops so I'm cutting out and rebuilding the rear wheel wells - any thoughts on thickness of material?

EDIT: I'll probably go with the factory thickness but right now I'm just looking for feedback.

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I have no idea if this would work in your application but trailer fenders are cheap and at your local farm store usually. They get used all the time on lowered vehicles
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I helped my brother do some in his yota. We used some 16ga because it was what I had laying in the garage. Definitely not bodyman workmanship, but we got it done.


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I have no idea if this would work in your application but trailer fenders are cheap and at your local farm store usually. They get used all the time on lowered vehicles
I looked at these but when you get up to the size I'm looking at to fit a 35" tire they start getting pretty pricey (online is cheaper but shipping kills the deal) - as opposed to straight sheet. I'm actually going to head to the metal recycling place and see what they have laying around if not I can pick up a 4' x 6' sheet of 20ga for ~$60 and this will leave some left to do something with the dash.

Thanks E ROCK that's about what I'll be doing!

I did see some old street signs at the recycling place - any reason these wouldn't work?
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they should work just make sure they are steel or you will have a heck of a time cutting and welding
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What are you going to do to the wheel wells? You can't really raise them without going into the door.
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This is my buddies trim on an XJ. He is 87Xota on the board.

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What are you going to do to the wheel wells? You can't really raise them without going into the door.
I have a two door so there's all kinds of room to cut some metal out of there!

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This is my buddies trim on an XJ. He is 87Xota on the board.

http://www.rockfrogs.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2367
Thanks E_ROCK and I've spent a lot of time on that site; it's a great site with lots of info; I really like the gear write ups, I've used them more than once...
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