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post #1 of 23 Old 10-19-2010, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Making your own flat fenders. Anyone with experience?

I am wanting to remove my front plastic fenders and cut the metal fenders off flat for a cheap flat fender look. Has anyone done this or have any advice? I've searched for a write up and can't find one. Does anyone know of one thats been posted? Thanks

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post #2 of 23 Old 10-19-2010, 04:48 PM
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everyone and their mom's shop makes em
order a kit... unless you have a mig, tubing bender, and a break press
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everyone and their mom's shop makes em
order a kit... unless you have a mig, tubing bender, and a break press
If I had wanted to buy a kit, I wouldn't have started this thread....Thanks though?
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This looks pretty good. The front fenders, and is pretty simple.

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This is one of the cleanest ones ive seen...

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Saw this rig a few weeks ago while in Colorado.
Love the look.




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Well this is how mine came out. Of course I have to touch everything up paint wise and even out the flare just a hair. I haven't gotten to do the other side yet because it got too late and my grinder is loud =) My wife hates the flat fender look. :-[
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Saw this rig a few weeks ago while in Colorado.
Love the look.



Love this. I might decide to do this if I don't like the way my other side comes out. Where do you suppose you get that stuff he put around his bare metal edges and what is it?
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its just door trim moulding stuff... they sell it everywhere
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Final. What do you guys think?
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Holy rear fender flares batman!

Looks pretty good up front Could stand to loose the milk jugs, they're really hanging out there by themselves and look even more out of place now. What's going on with that curve towards the back of the fender flair? Can that be easily contoured out to line up better or would that be some extra work? I'm curious as I'll be doing something similar when I have some time.
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Saw this rig a few weeks ago while in Colorado.
Love the look.



I want to do this, but not sure what to use to make a nice straight cut, and I don't want to screw it up.

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I took my time and used a 4.5" angle grinder w/ a cut-off wheel.

To get them even I taped the fenders off with masking tape, then draw "reference points" from anything possible to make "dots" at even points on both left and right and when done, you connect the dots with pencil, then rough-sketch over that to smooth out the look... then make the final mark with permanant marker, then follow your line with a cut-off wheel









Don't have any pictures of my tape and rough sketch thing in the front... but did the same thing in the back to get close to even(the rear was much harder to do).



Hope this helps.

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I took my time and used a 4.5" angle grinder w/ a cut-off wheel.

To get them even I taped the fenders off with masking tape, then draw "reference points" from anything possible to make "dots" at even points on both left and right and when done, you connect the dots with pencil, then rough-sketch over that to smooth out the look... then make the final mark with permanant marker, then follow your line with a cut-off wheel
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Did you use a small cutoff disc like this or a big one?

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Did you use a small cutoff disc like this or a big one?
The wheels wear down as you cut...

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