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Unread 06-07-2008, 11:53 PM   #1
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Homemade flat fenders - pics

I've been wanting to cut my fenders for some time now and finally got around to it the other night. I decided to do it for 3 main reasons: 1) I like the flat fender look, but I don't really want to spend the $$ on getting "real" ones 2) I beat the crap out of my jeep and the front of the fenders were all dented in from my careless attitude about body damage and 3) I recently began folding in my fender flares on extreme flex to the point where they were always curled in and it looked funny to me. so I grabbed my jig saw and started cutting..........









I still have to mount my turn signals - going to go w/ the round CJ style on the grill under the headlights and there is still some touch-up to do plus add some black strip to the cut edges of the sheet metal for safety

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Unread 06-08-2008, 12:45 AM   #2
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looks pretty good, i was thinkin about doin that myself.............i trimmed my fender flares already but wasnt shure what a full-on fender hack would look like, im really tempted to cut up my fenders now hah..
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Unread 06-08-2008, 03:39 AM   #3
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i found some cheap ones on ebay for 220 shipped


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What are you going to do about your parking/turn signals and side marker lights?
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mount little led's under the head lights???? thats what i did
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Did you just cut the angular fender support? I trimmed the flares like yours the other night, haven't had time to do the fenders yet. I was looking at that support piece wondering how crucial it was to the integrity of the fender?

Looks good, that will be what mine looks tomorrow night!

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What are you going to do about your parking/turn signals and side marker lights?
I'm going to mount some round turn signals under the headlights like a CJ - not going to have side markers
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Unread 06-08-2008, 11:41 AM   #8
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Did you just cut the angular fender support? I trimmed the flares like yours the other night, haven't had time to do the fenders yet. I was looking at that support piece wondering how crucial it was to the integrity of the fender?

Looks good, that will be what mine looks tomorrow night!

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I notched it, keeping the support intact
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im jw how you guys trimmed your fender flares. what tool did you use??
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I used a dremel. Definitely not the best choice, but it got the job done...
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im jw how you guys trimmed your fender flares. what tool did you use??
You can do a really good job with an exacto knife if you take your time. Your fingers will get tired, but it works really good. That's what I did before putting tubes and crusher corners on my Jeep.
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im jw how you guys trimmed your fender flares. what tool did you use??
I used a jig saw with a fine tooth metal cutting blade then went over it with a file
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I used a 4 1/2" grinder w/ cutoff wheel for my fenders, and
flares. I added some of that door ding molding to the edges
so its not so rough. 2" Orange LEDs in the grill for signals.



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i found some cheap ones on ebay for 220 shipped


I was wondering if anyone had bought those yet, how do you like them?
I was thinking about getting them w/o the flare, but ended up winning a
set of BTF tubes for, uh, really cheap Just havent gotten around to
installing them
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i found some cheap ones on ebay for 220 shipped


What is up with the part where the fender meets the tub?
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