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Unread 04-16-2015, 03:07 PM   #1
HKlassen
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Fender Flares on a Flattened front Fender (CJ7)

The previous owner of my CJ7 cut the front fenders as shown in the pictures below. I suspect due to rust, but not sure. Regardless, while I don't mind the look, I'd like to put fender flares back on the rear (they are gone as well) and have 2 questions that I'd like feedback on (and pictures if possible).

1) will my jeep look strange with only fender flares on the back?

2) how might I add fender flares onto the front fenders with the way these have been cut? (I'd also like to put the turn signals back in some manner). I'd like to use the plastic or rubber fenders, but am not against making something if needed. I just don't want to replace the entire front fender section if not needed.

BTW, the pictures make it look like the fender is bent, but it isn't... the weather stripping around the metal edge is not pressed all the way on, and the shadow makes it look goofy.

Thanks for your input. Ask any clarifying questions you might have!

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Unread 04-16-2015, 10:03 PM   #2
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You could look into putting TJ flares on the front. Seeing as how they are cut it might actually be easier to do then if you had uncut fenders.

FWIW I think those look awesome. Very well done. I have flatties on my CJ7 but the are aftermarket. I love the way those look.

I don't think it would look tacky if you had flares on the back but not the front.
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Unread Today, 02:50 PM   #3
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I agree. Those look good. How did you do that and is that black rubber molding running along the edge ?
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Unread Today, 03:01 PM   #4
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agear it was stated that the previous owner did it.


All it takes is your favorite tool for cutting sheetmetal and a straight line marked where to cut.
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