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Unread 10-20-2010, 10:09 PM   #16
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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.
Yeah I want to lose them but the wife likes them for some reason. That pic was after the first rough cut. I went back and contoured them more. It really wasn't that hard.i did it all by eye but if you're unsure you can tape off your line you want to cut

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Unread 10-20-2010, 11:53 PM   #17
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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.
Thanks for the quick write up. I was thinking about doing that after I saw a previous post of the red jeep. I only have 32's, do you think it would look funny?
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Unread 10-21-2010, 02:22 AM   #18
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Thanks for the quick write up. I was thinking about doing that after I saw a previous post of the red jeep. I only have 32's, do you think it would look funny?
Yes!
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Unread 10-27-2010, 02:24 PM   #19
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Well here it is guys. The "finished" product. I'm still debating on taking off the rest of whats left of the stock fender flares and just taking it to the metal. I noticed I need to get my grinder out and do some cleanup underneath the flares. I really don't think they came out bad for the price...which was FREE! I'm sure someone out there will say the look like poop though. Also I flush mounted the stock turn signals underneath the lights. I love the way they look there.






P.S. I finally cut off my jugs..much better.
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Unread 10-27-2010, 02:32 PM   #20
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what did you use to make the cuts?
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Unread 10-27-2010, 03:39 PM   #21
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what did you use to make the cuts?
I used a grinder and a 4.5" cutoff wheel. Wasn't very thick metal so it was easy. Tin snips don't hurt if you have them around either. There are bolts holding a brace onto the side of the grill that I removed so it wouldn't look funny.
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sounds good, seems like it would be hard to cut a clean curve with a 4.5" wheel though
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Unread 10-27-2010, 03:55 PM   #23
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Well it was the only thing I had to use so I made it work. It didn't seem to difficult though. I've never used anything smaller so I can't compare. Actually come to think of it, I pretty much cut straight lines. The only thing that I put a contour on was the very back end of the stock flare. Everything else was straight across. Forgot to mention earlier, I used a orbital sander after I made my cuts to smooth everything out and straighten it up.
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