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Old 04-16-2012, 10:45 AM   #1
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TJ FENDER REMOVAL! How to.

So 101 people have been freakin out and messing up there fenders trying to remove them. So im going to do a step by step (pictures soon) on how to do this because it is tricky..

Materials-- Nutsert kit from harbor freight 10 bucks ish
dremel tool
vice grips
wrench kit

so what i did was this.

1. (about 1 hr) go arround the under side of the fenders with a wrench and a pair of vice grips(needle nose) and loosen all screws. The ones with a black little box they go into.

2. Some of them have a nutsert (usually rusted on)
so to remove these if you can get on the back with the needle nose grips and grab them and remove the bolts.

3. Some of them have nutserts and are not able to get to from the jeep anywhere! THIS IS WHERE THE WORK BEGINS!

so on these what i did was either break the tops off and drill them out, or use a dremel tool and cut them off to the the fender off. (very tedious)

after that go arround and drill out the nutserts stuck in the body.

4. Paint or do whatever you want to the fenders*

5. use the nutsert gun to put new nutserts in the body so you can reattach the fenders.

6. put all the screws and blots in...

7. AND WHALLA! youve got nice new painted fenders attached.


any questions just comment!

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Old 04-16-2012, 10:58 AM   #2
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Think you mean flares, not fenders

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Old 04-16-2012, 11:13 AM   #3
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Excuse me. Flares.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:14 PM   #4
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Thanks. May be getting into this this weekend. Did you ever get those pictures?
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:17 AM   #5
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Subscribed. Want to see those pics when they get posted
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:32 PM   #6
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My finsished product, used rustolum textured paint out of the can. with adheasion promotor
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:43 PM   #7
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Looks awesome!
I love that top as well....
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:55 PM   #8
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thx bud
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:31 PM   #9
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I couldn't find that nutsert kit.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:57 PM   #10
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lemme find a link gimme a sec
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:58 PM   #11
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:21 PM   #12
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THANK YOU SO MUCH. I do owe you lol.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:24 PM   #13
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Removing the flares was a pita
So I taped and painted

Perfection
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Great thread

I am a newb and this type of thread is exactly why I joined!! Very informative... Thanks.
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THANK YOU SO MUCH. I do owe you lol.
I must have a different year than you because my fender flares came off no problem. Took me about an hour and didn't need that kit. Thanks anyway man! I have a 97
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i have a 97 also lol, maybe you got lucky and somone already replaced the nuts or they were not rusty at all!
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i have a 97 also lol, maybe you got lucky and somone already replaced the nuts or they were not rusty at all!
Haha must've been! I'm replacing my fender flare because of a wreck. I bought a new flare and then I'm taking them all off and bedlining them. I'm pretty excited.

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nice! use the spray bedliner.. alot less messy
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:30 AM   #19
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Here's another good way to remove your fender flares.
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Jerry tested Jerry approved
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I must have a different year than you because my fender flares came off no problem. Took me about an hour and didn't need that kit. Thanks anyway man! I have a 97
Same here, I used one wrench and it took about 30 mins.
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Thanks for posting this. I wished I read this BEFORE I tried removing my flares. Luckily I only got one partially off before running into the rusted-on-nutserts. I have my threaded insert riveter on order. My flares will just have to wait a couple weeks.
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Jerry's way looks like more fun.

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