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Unread 08-13-2010, 09:45 AM   #31
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Finally found some time this week to work on my fenders. I ended up cutting off all the sheet metal that I quickly tacked in place. I had to make some new cuts but had everything fitting quite nice. I welded the panels back in place. (Sorry I didn't take pics of that) I also created a new corner section, I may be able to mount some parking lights to it in the future.
For a smoother look, I applied fiberglass (gorilla hair) body filler to the edges. I sanded it smooth and sprayed some primer on them. Here is what I have so far...
(I unbolted the front of the fenders for painting)
Nice job smoothing everything out. What's your total investment so far in this project?

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Unread 08-13-2010, 09:47 AM   #32
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nice, looks good. someday this will happen for me.
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Unread 08-13-2010, 02:05 PM   #33
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Nice job smoothing everything out. What's your total investment so far in this project?
Thanks
The tubes were $100 shipped and the filler I had laying around from another project. Luckily my bro in law gave me the sheet metal for the tops and sides

Thanks to the freebies, I only have $100 in it.

I think the toughest part of this project was trimming underneath the battery tray and securing the tubes to the existing inner fender.
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Unread 08-16-2010, 09:36 AM   #34
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Here they are painted and bolted back on.







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Unread 08-16-2010, 09:38 AM   #35
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Nice need alittle mud to add to the color
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Unread 08-16-2010, 10:49 AM   #36
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Looks great i want a set for my zj.... lol
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Unread 08-16-2010, 04:12 PM   #37
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wow, turned out great! now just get them dirty!
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Unread 08-16-2010, 05:11 PM   #38
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Just wasnt sure if there was enough room in that area behind the tire, maybe the tubing would be in the way. I'm not real sure where a snorkel exits the body, I want to do a similar fender job but I need a snorkel.
I have the volant snorkel kit, and i recently installed the jeeptubes kit on my jeep with the help of some more experienced fabricaters. you won't be able to open up the fender quite as much as was shown in this thread, but you will be able to make it larger than stock. just position the vertical tube far enough forward so that it doesn't interfere with where the snorkel goes through the body.
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Unread 08-17-2010, 02:42 PM   #39
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Yea, I think if I make my own fenders after I purchase a snorkel I can make it work. I recently seen a classified of a guy selling his snorkel because he installed tube fenders.
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Unread 08-26-2010, 09:50 AM   #40
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Thanks for the comments!
I installed some lights to make my jeep semi-legal again I found some 3/4 inch LED marker lights at a trucking supply store for $13 each. I put masking tape on the corners and measured and marked where I wanted the lights.

(I apologize for having the worlds messiest garage (there is NO room with 2 cars in a tuck under, in fact I can't even open my hood all the way)



I then drilled the holes for the lights, I used a 3/4 inch hole saw.

And popped the lights in.





Now that I had some turn signals, it was on to the parking lights. I found some LED lights at HF for about 6$ each. I again measured and cut the holes and installed the lights.






I think I still need another set of lights, so I have more of an illuminated presence from the side..

I will post some better pictures once I get the Jeep out of my 1 and a half car garage.
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Unread 08-26-2010, 10:04 AM   #41
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Looks good! I probably would have just mounted some turn signals behind the slots in the grille, in case I were to ever put a set of stock fenders back on, but I like the way you did it. Looks very CJ-esque. lol

Great work! About how long would you say it took you to make the fenders?
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Unread 08-26-2010, 10:56 AM   #42
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So the tubes' dimensions were a pretty good fit? I've been thinking about buying some of their cage pieces.
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Unread 08-26-2010, 11:06 AM   #43
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Looks good! I probably would have just mounted some turn signals behind the slots in the grille, in case I were to ever put a set of stock fenders back on, but I like the way you did it. Looks very CJ-esque. lol

Great work! About how long would you say it took you to make the fenders?
I bet I had 10 hours into them before I decided to smooth the edges out.

The bends in the tubes were perfect, I did have to shorten the length on the top tubes a bit. Cutting the bottom tube to meet to the upper was kind of tricky. Someone on here suggested to practice "notching the tube" and I can see why. It was a fun project and it was functional.. more clearance for 35's
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Not to bring up an old thread, but do you have some pics of the finish inner fender? I bought this kit and am about to start, but I would like to try to re-use the factory inner fender.
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Unread 06-15-2011, 08:23 AM   #45
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I can take some pics tonight. (Jeep hasn't moved in 9 months)
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