Cutting the Fenders (help?) - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-20-2013, 02:30 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
FIREMEDIC82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Granville MA
Posts: 191
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?

FIREMEDIC82 is offline   Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 02:32 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
mckey73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Scappoose
Posts: 12,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by FIREMEDIC82 View Post
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?

__________________
“My Stapler is a Swingline.”

-Milton Waddams
mckey73 is offline   Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 03:02 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
FIREMEDIC82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Granville MA
Posts: 191
Quote:
Originally Posted by mckey73 View Post
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
FIREMEDIC82 is offline   Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 03:11 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
mckey73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Scappoose
Posts: 12,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by FIREMEDIC82 View Post
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.
__________________
“My Stapler is a Swingline.”

-Milton Waddams
mckey73 is offline   Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 03:49 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
FIREMEDIC82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Granville MA
Posts: 191
Quote:
Originally Posted by mckey73 View Post
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.
FIREMEDIC82 is offline   Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 03:54 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
mckey73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Scappoose
Posts: 12,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by FIREMEDIC82 View Post
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!
__________________
“My Stapler is a Swingline.”

-Milton Waddams
mckey73 is offline   Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 04:08 AM   #7
mallcrawler

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
kjeeper10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 43,737
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.
__________________
37x12.5x17 MTR-Rock Krawler 3.5"
Coils-custom length X-Factor arms-Teraflex-Synergy steering-Rancho 5000X shocks-Adams front DS.
My 2007 2 Door Build
General lift discussion thread. Have a question, need help, issues, selecting a kit, ask here
Click HERE to become a WranglerForum Supporting Member!
kjeeper10 is online now   Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 05:09 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
FIREMEDIC82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Granville MA
Posts: 191
Quote:
Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
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.
FIREMEDIC82 is offline   Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 05:25 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
10to10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 227
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.
10to10 is offline   Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 05:26 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
ilikeguns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 736
I used this.. you can usually find a coupon and get it for 13-14 bucks.

Multifunction Oscillating Power Tool - 1.6 Amp, 120 Volt

pick up an extra blade, preferably the half moon shaped one.

ilikeguns is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:47 PM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC