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Old 10-29-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
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cutting fenders ?

Ok ive decide my jeep is now fulltime ohv and will be licensed that way so I dont have to pay insurance for something thats not on paved road.. I wanna cut my front fenders almost completely off and cut my rear body so i can clear bigger tires my brother claims to " know how" but I need some more help how much can I cut in rear and how far out from the hood should I cut on the front? Should i use a grinder and cut off wheel or a tiger saw or even a bad saw well I could use a torch if thats easier.. jut need some advice thanks to any help
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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Forgot to add if anyone wants some Bushwacker flares if my brother doesn't want them they will be up for sale

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Old 11-01-2012, 06:30 PM   #3
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:37 PM   #4
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plasma cutter sounds easy
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:42 PM   #5
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Well I use to have plasma cutter but it died. But i did stubby my front bumber today tomorrow I gonna tackle the fenders if I get help on here or not ill just take a shot in the dark on where and how to cut haha hopefully looks good
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I've heard of people using a jigsaw with a metal blade, but if youre handy with a cut off wheel, I'd go that route.
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I use a cutoff wheel
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:15 PM   #8
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Invest into some Metalcloaks. It gives your Jeep that aggressive look that a lack of fenders just does not give.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:08 PM   #9
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Invest into some Metalcloaks. It gives your Jeep that aggressive look that a lack of fenders just does not give.
Thought about it. Decdied not to
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:10 PM   #10
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one thing to consider is when you cut your fenders they lose all their support..they may look good when you first cut them but will be warped out of shape soon..that was the case with my rock crawler so recently I built some heavy duty fender covers for it
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:20 PM   #11
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one thing to consider is when you cut your fenders they lose all their support..they may look good when you first cut them but will be warped out of shape soon..that was the case with my rock crawler so recently I built some heavy duty fender covers for it
I was gonna cut them like half inch from the hood and build some custom hood latches what u guys think
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:24 PM   #12
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one thing to consider is when you cut your fenders they lose all their support..they may look good when you first cut them but will be warped out of shape soon..that was the case with my rock crawler so recently I built some heavy duty fender covers for it
That's also another reason to go with Cloaks. Those fenders might have the appearance of being weak, but they can take a SERIOUS beating. They're well worth the investment.
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nothing wrong with the 1/2 inch cut if thats the look you like..I started off with old flat fender willys' so I guess that's the look that's my favorite
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That's also another reason to go with Cloaks. Those fenders might have the appearance of being weak, but they can take a SERIOUS beating. They're well worth the investment.
Yeah but for about $50 in steel, and a little time in the garage i can make some that are just as good... Planning on doing mine soon too. Mine are rusty.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:50 PM   #15
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Well ill cut them if i done like it I can always weld some flats on with some tube make it strong! Idk if ill like my idea I just wanna get a new look goin so ill test it out!
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Well ill cut them if i done like it I can always weld some flats on with some tube make it strong! Idk if ill like my idea I just wanna get a new look goin so ill test it out!

Thats the way to go. Mostly free and like you said it can always be changed for very little money or huge money if you decide to go with the metal cloack stuff.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:04 AM   #17
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Put some serious cutting in today! Found out the po really liked bondo... also found out I have been tearing hell into the funders all destroyed anyway so thats good stuff to find out.. not to worried about the bondo or damage already do to its not a dd anymore. Also measure twice cut once accedently cut into the inside of my jeep but its all welded up and fixed.. tomorrow gonna clean up and fill in some holes didn't get pictures to distracted but ill post some up tomorrow! Goin good for now!
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:44 AM   #18
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YAY! Need pics for sure.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:47 PM   #19
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:21 PM   #20
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Well some testing flex shots ill take some more on flat ground tomorrow! Still need some more cleaning up but its getting there !

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Looks great!
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:08 AM   #22
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Definitely gained al lot of flex! I was amazed! Idk how much flex but I think its good for my cheap set up!
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:06 PM   #23
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For sure. When I get my 8.8 in and my tube fenders done i'm going to run 36 s. I might need a small bump stop to limit up travel but I should be fine.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:24 PM   #24
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Got my back tire to finally to cone off the ground

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Old 11-04-2012, 04:10 PM   #25
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Looks great. I've lifted my back tire a few times. It's a little scary when your nose down off camber. Mostly I carry my front tires a lot.
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:36 PM   #26
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Looks great. I've lifted my back tire a few times. It's a little scary when your nose down off camber. Mostly I carry my front tires a lot.
I still don't think its good looking I try to touch up and make it worse haha
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:19 PM   #27
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Well there she is also added support to the stinger!

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Hey man I know this is slightly old, but I love the look. I'm wanting to cut my fenders this weekend, mainly the front. Would there be any way you could post a pic from the direct front of the jeep?

Sweet rig BTW

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