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Old 07-09-2010, 04:56 AM   #1
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Fender Replacement

Hi all,

can anyone help with a driver's side fender replacement? I'd like to do it myself, but I'm looking for an online 'guide' since I'm not the most handy. Has anyone seen a post showing how to do this?

Or maybe I should start with a questions like, is this really hard to do?

Thanks all

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Old 07-10-2010, 10:32 AM   #2
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No, not hard, yes you can do it. I replaced all four in 1 1/2 hr.

On my 2000 Wrangler there was just a bunch of small bolts with a block nut on the back and the first and last few were just threaded into the metal. The back ones are the same but you have to squeeze two rubber tabs and push through the inter fender rubber cover to loosen the rubber cover to be able to get your fingers back in behind the bolts to hold the nut blocks while you un-screw them. I used a small handle ratchet to take them all out. Not a hard job just a little time consuming and a bit dirty. The fenders I replaced the old ones with had instructions and all the bolts alined with my orig. holes. (Thank Goodness) Looks Great though, worth the effort.

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No, not hard, yes you can do it. I replaced all four in 1 1/2 hr.

On my 2000 Wrangler there was just a bunch of small bolts with a block nut on the back and the first and last few were just threaded into the metal. The back ones are the same but you have to squeeze two rubber tabs and push through the inter fender rubber cover to loosen the rubber cover to be able to get your fingers back in behind the bolts to hold the nut blocks while you un-screw them. I used a small handle ratchet to take them all out. Not a hard job just a little time consuming and a bit dirty. The fenders I replaced the old ones with had instructions and all the bolts alined with my orig. holes. (Thank Goodness) Looks Great though, worth the effort.

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He mentioned fenders, not flairs. Robert
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:12 PM   #5
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I realize that you aren't going with an aftermarket fender,
but this article should give you the general idea TnT Tube install It covers the important parts.
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:44 PM   #6
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OK, thanks so much!

a little more involved than I thought!
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:05 PM   #7
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One thing I do when I'm about to embark on something I'm not too sure of is to take detailed pictures to use for reference when I reassemble.
I can't tell you how many times it's saved my butt when I'm standing there scratching my head wondering where this wire goes or that bolt went.

You can do it. I have faith in you!
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:41 PM   #8
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Not a hard job, just time consuming considering there is a lot of things bolted to the fenders on a TJ. YJ's and CJ's are much easier. One thing I will tell you, is beware of a vacuum box that is tucked up under the pass. side fender. The battery box braces are tight around it and I did not know this. I cracked the mounts for it, so I had to 2 side tape and Push pin it to the mount on the new fender. I replaced and a friend painted both my wife's fenders on her '97 at the body shop I work part-time at. Just take your time and make sure you keep track of what goes where in a methodical way that suits you to put things back together. When I work on cars at the shop, I use sandwich bags for putting nuts/bolts and I write what they are for on the bag with a sharpie...each part gets its own bag. You picked the easier fender to replace...LOL...
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:38 AM   #9
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This looks like a job for someone with SKILL!

Not me!!!!

Any good (and cheap) mechanics in the Indy area?

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