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post #1 of 7 Old 09-09-2019, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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CJ5 Rear Fender mod

Should of done this mod 10 years ago. Believe me - the results are unmeasurable in comfort - drivability - entry and exit.

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-09-2019, 04:49 PM
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Well, don't stop now.... More pics and dimensions, Please!!

Too bad stupidity isn't painful.
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post #3 of 7 Old 09-09-2019, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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OK - this is what started this project - bought these seats -to tall by 2-3 inches - so i removed the sliders i never used / i’m 6’2 250 + a biscuit. This brought my height within specks - but very tight getting in - out - so only way to get leg room was to cut the fender. I cut back 7 inches from bottom front portion of fender straight back.
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post #4 of 7 Old 09-09-2019, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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On the areas left - right - i made home made angle irons to use as backing and used card board as a mock up - trace it out - a lot of cut grind cut grind - little bit at a time until i got it flush - i used a spot weld technique using the harbor frieght hole punch flange tool that worked like a champ / for 30 bucks i just needed the tool for this project and it lasted! Using copper and hole punch flange was very time consuming i dont gave a pic of that but used the technique to mod the seat frame - i filled the rest of the holes and predrilled to move the seats to the pistion i wanted.
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post #5 of 7 Old 09-09-2019, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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And lastly after about 40 hours of grinding - which because i was watching *****ing rides - i said - i can do that - so 15 grinding wheels later i did. I grinded all welds flat - painting everything with primer and lastly refreshed with lizard skin - after thought / save the grinding and just lizard skin everything - its gonna cover everything anyway so yr welding skills aren't under constant judgement - its all 16 gauge metal sheet from lowes.
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Overall - i took me about 3 months from start to end - was a weekend project - and didnt always have spousal unit permission LOL - I’m not an amateur welder, yet I'm by no means call myself a pro. Or put myself in the same league with guys that bend metal every day.
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post #7 of 7 Old 09-09-2019, 09:15 PM
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Looks good, I bought a CJ3A and always wondered how a soldier in battledress could drive one.

We call *****rides by the name of Kindig Customs here, but they do make it look easy. Occassionaly they mention how many years it has taken!!!

I employ a pro welder who makes it all look easy, because I have no time. Just cannot convince him about safety, sunglasses are cool apparently.

Great work!!!

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