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Old 08-20-2013, 02:30 AM   #1
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Cutting the Fenders (help?)

Just got and installed the ARB JK Stubby front bumper. Now, to cut my fenders.

I have watched videos, and all of them seem to be using an air powered "dremel type" tool. I do not have an air compressor (I know.. I know), so buying that tool and using it is out.
Just wondering if a cord-powered dremel tool would work?

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Old 08-20-2013, 02:32 AM   #2
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Just got and installed the ARB JK Stubby front bumper. Now, to cut my fenders.

I have watched videos, and all of them seem to be using an air powered "dremel type" tool. I do not have an air compressor (I know.. I know), so buying that tool and using it is out.
Just wondering if a cord-powered dremel tool would work?
I don't see why not?? Even a jigsaw does okay. Are you going to remove them or cut them while they are still on the Jeep?

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Old 08-20-2013, 03:02 AM   #3
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I don't see why not?? Even a jigsaw does okay. Are you going to remove them or cut them while they are still on the Jeep?
Was planning on removing the tires, and cutting while on the jeep. Still watching some videos to find out exactly what I cut and such. I have no idea what I am doing
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Was planning on removing the tires, and cutting while on the jeep. Still watching some videos to find out exactly what I cut and such. I have no idea what I am doing
Read the forum, watch a youtube video and BAM! You're an expert! My advice would be once you have the tape or lines drawn, do some practice cuts in the area of the fender you're gonna toss. Don't be scared, there's a ton of take-offs lying around you can get for almost nothing.
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Read the forum, watch a youtube video and BAM! You're an expert! My advice would be once you have the tape or lines drawn, do some practice cuts in the area of the fender you're gonna toss. Don't be scared, there's a ton of take-offs lying around you can get for almost nothing.
I did a search on here for walk-through videos, but could not find any.
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I did a search on here for walk-through videos, but could not find any.
Yeah, I don't think there are any on here. There is some good info on that Wayalife forum, but I'm not a member there. Just practice first!
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Use a jig saw or better body saw( I think it's called) its a small reciprocating saw.
I used a jig saw and it cut very easy. Don't put to much thought into it, it's not hard at all.
Mark with tape and cut. Don't worry about waves or unevenness. You can sand after. The video I saw on YouTube was with the white jeep. One of the first out there.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:09 AM   #8
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Use a jig saw or better body saw( I think it's called) its a small reciprocating saw.
I used a jig saw and it cut very easy. Don't put to much thought into it, it's not hard at all.
Mark with tape and cut. Don't worry about waves or unevenness. You can sand after. The video I saw on YouTube was with the white jeep. One of the first out there.
Is it that 25 minute long walkthrough? I did see that. I am going to try my hardest to get my hands on a jig saw. I dont really want to buy one for one project.
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I used my sawzall and a fine tooth blade, worked great. Have someone hold the fender while you go at it to keep the fender from vibrating. No sure how good the dremel would work but Im sure you could give it a shot..might get mucked up a bunch of plastic and make cutting a pain.
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I used this.. you can usually find a coupon and get it for 13-14 bucks.

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