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Old 09-02-2013, 10:43 PM   #1
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Cut stock plastic fenders

What's the best way to cut back those stock plastic fenders?

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Old 09-02-2013, 10:51 PM   #2
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No really right way it is just what ever way works better for you... Best thing to offer to you is do a search here for it, and check out Youtube for it, also do a Google search.

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Old 09-02-2013, 11:09 PM   #3
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I followed this almost exclusively... I just made a different pattern and nixed the side marker light.

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Old 09-02-2013, 11:14 PM   #4
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Reciprocating saws are the most common. I've used them quite a bit and I find they like to take their own path in a hurry so be careful. Or use something with more finesse. I've also seen people use die grinders with a cutting disk.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:16 PM   #5
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:44 PM   #6
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Not gonna be permanent. I just need a little extra room for now. I'm working on a complete body armor project with a fab guy I'm friends with, owns a shop. Fenders will be ditched soon enough
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:57 PM   #7
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Reciprocating saws are the most common. I've used them quite a bit and I find they like to take their own path in a hurry so be careful. Or use something with more finesse. I've also seen people use die grinders with a cutting disk.
A reciprocating saw seems like it would get out of control in a hurry on those fenders! I think most people use a dremel but I used a jig saw with mine (because I don't have a dremel) and it worked just fine. I did use a reciprocating saw to do the fender wells for the front and the front fender support.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:58 PM   #8
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That project JK cut jobs looks super slick. I wouldn't bother with new ones. On my TJ I gotta rip errrything out to get the clearance.

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