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Unread 10-05-2014, 04:55 PM   #1
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Replacement Fenders

Hey all, I'm new to the forum, but I have been stalking this site for a while now. I live in Colorado and recently lightly brushed up against an elk while heading to Denver for some business. The encounter left my jeep without two driver side fenders, without two inner fender wells, and with some dents along the hood and doors. I am looking at fixing the damage myself, and I'm having some problems with figuring out how to replace my fenders. First of all, is the fender well absolutely necessary to replace. I've seen where a lot of people have just taken them out without any issues, but I will be in the mountains this winter and I'm worried about salt and snow getting into the body of the jeep. Is this something to be concerned about or am I just over reacting. Also, besides the fender and the fender wells, is there anything I will need to replace the fenders? I found bits of plastic that looked different from the fender after the accident. I would just hate to order all my parts and then be missing something. Thanks for the help!

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Unread 10-05-2014, 05:31 PM   #2
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Helps to fill out your profile so we know what year and model jeep you have. Lots of fender choices out there to choose from,or even can be found at a local salvage yard. The inner fender wells I would replace just to keep mud and snow out of the important stuff.
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Unread 10-06-2014, 11:12 AM   #3
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I have taken out the inner fenders. After removing them, I sprayed the tub with black bed liner to prevent rocks from chipping the paint on the tub.

You can find stock fenders that people have removed on e-bay.
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Unread 10-15-2014, 01:29 AM   #4
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Personally living in the snow belt I would recommend getting inner fenders to keep the salt and sand off the motor and everything inside the engine bay just my .02
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IMO, you would want your inner liners. The plastic parts could be broken clips that hold the fenders on or part of the inner fender itself. It's hard to say without seeing those parts.

BTW, you can get some of those clips and fasteners online for much cheaper than at the stealership.
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I would also make sure to have inner fenders in snow country. When I installed my aftermarket flat fenders, I made sure to trim the old fenders to keep them in play.
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So would you guys all reccomend against nemesis fenders because I think you remove the rear fender well when you install them?
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Unread 10-15-2014, 09:11 PM   #8
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So would you guys all reccomend against nemesis fenders because I think you remove the rear fender well when you install them?
Nemesis reuses the front inner plastic fender wells. The rear can be modified, but I chose to just remove and paint my inner fender well black.

So, with that said, the rear plastic fender well is not a deal breaker.

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BTW, you can get some of those clips and fasteners online for much cheaper than at the stealership.
Yup, here ya go....the Walmart Superstore of Jeep clips & fasteners. http://www.clipsandfasteners.com/Chr...iners_s/66.htm
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The rear inner fender can be trimmed to be reused universally. It's simple once you have done it. Just make sure to find a good how to, but here is the general idea:

Remove the inner fender, it's easy, you'll figure it out. Remove the stock fender. The easy way to do it, if you are not using it again, is to grab one end and lift upward. You will break off the fasteners/clips. Temporarily put back the inner. Take a piece of chalk and trace a line following the edge of the wheel well. Mesure twice and cut wide, test fit and trim again. Repeat if necessairy. Don't lob off the two upper ears entirely. You need to reuse the back portion of them to help secure the whole thing with "Christmas trees" plastic tabs.
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Unread 10-16-2014, 05:24 AM   #11
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Yup, here ya go....the Walmart Superstore of Jeep clips & fasteners. http://www.clipsandfasteners.com/Chr...iners_s/66.htm
Jackpot! That's the place! Thanks for sharing as it is sure to help the OP and others out!

I carry a bag of these http://www.clipsandfasteners.com/Chr...n_p/a20887.htm in my glove box as I've been known to break a few on the trail.

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Wow thank you all for the excellent replies! I've been traveling like a madman between Alabama and Colorado for family things and haven't checked this post. I drive a 2012 unlimited sport. Looks like I'll be getting those inner fenders.
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Unread 10-18-2014, 09:54 AM   #13
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Yup, here ya go....the Walmart Superstore of Jeep clips & fasteners. http://www.clipsandfasteners.com/Chr...iners_s/66.htm
Thanks for posting, just the site we all need when we break 'em!
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Unread 10-18-2014, 10:01 AM   #14
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Hey all, I'm new to the forum, but I have been stalking this site for a while now. I live in Colorado and recently lightly brushed up against an elk while heading to Denver for some business. The encounter left my jeep without two driver side fenders, without two inner fender wells, and with some dents along the hood and doors. I am looking at fixing the damage myself, and I'm having some problems with figuring out how to replace my fenders. First of all, is the fender well absolutely necessary to replace. I've seen where a lot of people have just taken them out without any issues, but I will be in the mountains this winter and I'm worried about salt and snow getting into the body of the jeep. Is this something to be concerned about or am I just over reacting. Also, besides the fender and the fender wells, is there anything I will need to replace the fenders? I found bits of plastic that looked different from the fender after the accident. I would just hate to order all my parts and then be missing something. Thanks for the help!
I'm pretty sure you can get all the stuff you need from Quadratec to install stock flares. Just got their catalog the other day and I noticed they had all the flares, liners & attachment bits listed.
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