well came home sick today from work...cough cough...and was looking at the parts cj I have and decided to start a flat fender project..It will be an ongoing project,so feel free to critique or ask any questions...
I like the flatty look but dont care for the cut off wheel and leave it look..for a few reasons..
1..lets face it those edges are damn sharp..I wouldnt want anyone including myslf getting cut on the trail cuz of those fenders
2..no support..In the winter if I'm stuck I usaully climb out the window along the hood and onto a fender to hook up a winch or strap..
3..they just plain look better to me..
parts and tools used so far
1/2 inch thick walled conduit..bends easily and welds nice
handy dandy hand conduit bender..
4 or 5 inch cut off wheels on an angle grinder..be sure to use eye protection!!!!
projected tools and material
1'' by 3/16th x 2foot flat stock
pipe notcher..can also notch or birdmouth pipe with a grinder
I have been studying PSC and a few other bolt on flat fenders for Ideas
first I basicly sat back and stared at the fender for a while and kinda got an idea of the lines I wanted..I drew lines with dry erase marker at the cuts I wanted...I was pretty happy with the firts attempt,but the good thing about dry erase markers,they just wipe off...
the cut off wheel makes short order of the sheetmetal,but DO NOT bind the blade or it will come apart and take and eye out or worse...
the bending went pretty easy..I did them by eye and lucked out without ending up with a scrap peice..There are plenty of formulas to get the proper radius's and bends,but I dont have time for them..At least not for these...If it were a cage,with 6 dollar a foot DOM,thats a different story..
I still need to trim back the fender to fit the pipe a lil better,as most of the edges are jagged...
heres a few pics of what I ended up with within an hour..and what look I'm going for..