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Old 06-13-2012, 04:28 AM   #1
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DIY flat fenders

Sup guys,
I own a 2012 2 door wrangler and I was wondering if you had any DIY plans or insite on building now or modifying the stock fenders to be flat. I also want to move them up for a few more inches to flex. Anything ideas will help just a project in planning.

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Sup guys,
I own a 2012 2 door wrangler and I was wondering if you had any DIY plans or insite on building now or modifying the stock fenders to be flat. I also want to move them up for a few more inches to flex. Anything ideas will help just a project in planning.
Our friend Pluke's fender chop party.





YouTube has some other great DIY vids.

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Sup guys,
I own a 2012 2 door wrangler and I was wondering if you had any DIY plans or insite on building now or modifying the stock fenders to be flat. I also want to move them up for a few more inches to flex. Anything ideas will help just a project in planning.

Just a question, but why a pic of a TJ as your avatar?
I have nothing to offer as far as fenders
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Im going to cutt mine. and save 600 - 800 bucks. basically the same look, at a fraction of the cost. hopefully i can post pix/videos in the nxt few weeks once im done. ill be using a dremal tool and leaving them on. im still gathering all the posts and videos so im ready .
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Just a question, but why a pic of a TJ as your avatar?
I have nothing to offer as far as fenders
Why a pic of a baseball team on a Jeep forum?








I was wondering if anyone ever cut up painted fenders. I was thinking of getting a set of flat black fenders and just swapping my painted fenders for chopped black ones. Might reconsider now...
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I was wondering if anyone ever cut up painted fenders. I was thinking of getting a set of flat black fenders and just swapping my painted fenders for chopped black ones. Might reconsider now...
Somebody just recently did so. Looked fine. the door trim in black looked a little weird. I would not let that stop me though.
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Sup guys,
I own a 2012 2 door wrangler and I was wondering if you had any DIY plans or insite on building now or modifying the stock fenders to be flat. I also want to move them up for a few more inches to flex. Anything ideas will help just a project in planning.
Cut em, just did mine, looks great, and beats spending $500+ on new ones
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Cut em, just did mine, looks great, and beats spending $500+ on new ones
And this would be "somebody"
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Looks great. IMO that looks nicer then most flat fender kits. Does cutting them make the fender less strong structurally? Does it move more at speed and handle a branch on the trail? Has anyone seen a white with white fenders done? I would like to but I'm interested in seeing the finished product and wether or not the core of the fender being a different color would throw it off. Thanks.
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Just did my Sahara also. Was hesitant at first...then I just quit thinking about it and did it. Don't regret it one bit.

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I think I will be doing my painted fenders after seeing these. They look great and I haven't been able to find anything like it in the aftermarket.
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where's the side marker go after cutting
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where's the side marker go after cutting
If you look closely at the pics I posted you can see it relocated under the fenders behind the front blinker lights. There's a complete DIY video on YouTube to follow.
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Love my cut fender flares!!

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If you look closely at the pics I posted you can see it relocated under the fenders behind the front blinker lights. There's a complete DIY video on YouTube to follow.
Thanks, it was just hard to see.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:16 PM   #17
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Just a question, but why a pic of a TJ as your avatar?
I have nothing to offer as far as fenders
It's my dads jeep I used to drive don't have photos of the new ride an thanks for the ideas everyone
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It's my dads jeep I used to drive don't have photos of the new ride an thanks for the ideas everyone

I'm not one of the JK haters

I'd secretly like to have one
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Alright fine, we're gonna do ours tomorrow too. I gotta quit reading this forum, I'm spending every weekend outside working on the Jeeps or playing in them. It is all your faults ya know.
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Alright fine, we're gonna do ours tomorrow too. I gotta quit reading this forum, I'm spending every weekend outside working on the Jeeps or playing in them. It is all your faults ya know.
lets see it chick
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gotta get them flattys so you can do this

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gotta get them flattys so you can do this

Can't wait to do that with mine. I do have one question on yours though, what did you heat shrink to the cut after you finished trimming them? I looked through a couple stores today and didn't see anything I thought was going to hold up to trail abuse very well. Thats the last thing we have to do to ours to finish the job. But here's the finished product. Took us about 3 1/2 hours to finish both Jeeps. Turned out better than I expected. I was a little nervous to say the least to take a jigsaw and a saws-all to our Jeeps, lol. But much better turn out than i expected. Wicked happy with it and highly recommend it to anyone thinking about it. Stop thinking and just hack her!
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Did mine this weekend!!! Pics to come....not as easy as I thought it would be at one point I had to check the bank account to see if I could just bite the bullet and bye some flatties. I took some hours off and came back at it Sunday...actually turned out better than I thought I was going to. Not perfect,...but not a train wreck either.
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Lol hubby was nervous as heck. He did his first bc mine still had temp plates up until I went and checked the mail. He thought I was gonna yell at him.
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Anyone in PA want to do a cut party? I'm nervous as hell but I like this idea.

Safe to assume to do my stubby bumper cut FIRST before this? I have a JKU with the matching flares.
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Anyone in PA want to do a cut party? I'm nervous as hell but I like this idea.

Safe to assume to do my stubby bumper cut FIRST before this? I have a JKU with the matching flares.
Might as well do em together. We were gonna stubby the bumpers but I picked out poison spyder rear tire carrier combo that we can't afford yet. He agreed that instead of spending the money for the stubby kit and winch mount only to swap later we would just order the fronts now. That's only bc we had the money due to his recent deployment though.
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Anyone in PA want to do a cut party? I'm nervous as hell but I like this idea.

Safe to assume to do my stubby bumper cut FIRST before this? I have a JKU with the matching flares.

It ends up looking really good. I was nervous as all hell to cut mine and hers too, but as soon as you cut one, the others come pretty easily.

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