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Old 08-06-2011, 10:45 PM   #1
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Cutting Stock TJ Fenders

So today I decided that I was finally going to cut my stock TJ fenders after realizing I didn't want to pay 450$ for some new ones. Turned out exactly like I thought and I'm happy for the time being.

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Old 08-06-2011, 10:52 PM   #2
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Nice man! I was actually standing in my driveway for like 20 mins today eyeing mine up thinking about this, and the best way to do it. I am going to try to fab some of my own here soon. I like your style though, for sure.

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Old 08-06-2011, 11:33 PM   #3
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Very nice! How did you do it?
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:03 AM   #4
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I used masking tape for a cutting refrence line, I measured 2 7/8" from the body to the outside of the fender for the flat on the top and then just took the tape down to the corner where the fender met the body. I cut it with a multi function tool from harbor freight, worked awesome!

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I used masking tape for a cutting refrence line, I measured 2 7/8" from the body to the outside of the fender for the flat on the top and then just took the tape down to the corner where the fender met the body. I cut it with a multi function tool from harbor freight, worked awesome!

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Thanks Dude!
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I love the color of your TJ.
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:55 AM   #7
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Nice job!
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:03 AM   #8
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I like this mod , but what about the side marker lights ?
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:11 AM   #9
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I unplugged the lights, removed the bulb and wrapped the end of the harness around itself. I might get some little side marker lights from a auto or trailer store, but I personally don't think they are necessary.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:07 AM   #10
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I did it in steps until I got my flatties. First cuts,

Then I got down to the fender itself.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:08 PM   #11
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I added edgeing molding to fenders and that completely made them look professional. I would tell anyone who doesn't like there stock fenders to go for it!
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:21 PM   #12
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Looks good man. Might look into this myself...
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I wanna try this meself. how long did it take?
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Mod looks great! looks like I may have a weekend project coming up.
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I wanna try this meself. how long did it take?
Taping them took about 10-15 minutes just making sure I liked the lines. Then cutting all four took maybe 10 minutes. Really nice, really easy mod.
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All you need now is a little paint and they will look brand new
I'm actually thinking about the spray bed liner for the textured look. But you are right!
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Those look really nice! I've successfully busted up both of my front flares on my Sahara. Now I've got to buy black ones because factory matched are expensive! I just might do this
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Today I finally put bed liner spray on the fenders, I can't explain how happy I am with the fenders! Thanks for the input guys!
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That looks really nice!
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Looks great I like the flat flaers not the price will look at trying this.
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Now you just have to get those front turn signals tinted
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I like the molding you put on them. It really cleans up your cut line. I would consider this if one of my flares wasn't about peeled off (Leaned it into a rock lol)
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Now you just have to get those front turn signals tinted
Good idea!
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I like the molding you put on them. It really cleans up your cut line. I would consider this if one of my flares wasn't about peeled off (Leaned it into a rock lol)
Thanks I spent 8$ on the molding and 10$ on the bed liner. For 18$ totally changed the look. You might post and ask for someones take off set, might save big money there are some generous people on WF. Sorry to hear that.
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where'd you get the molding? I got the MCEs in front and cut my rears similar to yours but left a bit more width. I also did the rustoleum bedliner, which I love. I cut the flares w/ a carpet knife, took about 5 mins to cut both, plus about another 5 to tape.
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This is Genius!!! What did you cut them with?
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i used a jig saw. It could use some fine tuning but i'm not worried about it
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Next mod. Looks great

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