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Old 05-19-2010, 08:09 PM   #1
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replacing metal front fenders

Hello All

My 91 YJ with 161,000 miles is in need of new fenders. Is there a brand that is easier to replace and to work with for an unskilled body man...me!

For those of you that have already done this...is it a straight forward job??

any books on how to you could suggest

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Old 05-19-2010, 10:02 PM   #2
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You can handle the job your self. I have a 93 and replaced the fender, I have never done any body work before this. I ordered it from Qaudratec, I think it was $149. I undercoated it and after removing the parts from the inner wheel well, it simply unbolts from the engine compartment, I think 5 Bolts, easy to get to. In the front bolted to the radiator housing I think there was 4 Bolts, all easy to get to. You might as well order some wheel flares from there as well, unless yours come off easy. Mine were rusted on! All four were like around $100. Good luck and ask with any questions.
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:44 PM   #3
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Get one from a junk yard that's not in too bad of shape. Or try JWjeep.com. Pretty simple to change I did it myself and I'm 17 years old.
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Old 05-23-2010, 04:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses...it does look pretty simple.

That's on the list to get done before winter, along with a new windshield frame

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Old 05-23-2010, 09:31 PM   #5
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When you go to put flares back on, use plastic push-pins to fasten them on. the screws and plastic blocks suck...especially on the trails, not to mention, the screws rust into the blocks and you can't get them out. You just need to get the right size pins to put through the flare into the metal edge of the fender. I have the type that you push through and a center pin flares out the ends to "lock" them in place. They stay on even at highway speed no problem, up to 80 mph and no problems, but they peel off if you get into some fender trouble on trails and saves you from bending up a fender, or ripping up a flare. Best thing I ever did to all my jeeps. Visit a body shop supply shop for all the options.
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When you go to put flares back on, use plastic push-pins to fasten them on. the screws and plastic blocks suck...especially on the trails, not to mention, the screws rust into the blocks and you can't get them out. You just need to get the right size pins to put through the flare into the metal edge of the fender. I have the type that you push through and a center pin flares out the ends to "lock" them in place. They stay on even at highway speed no problem, up to 80 mph and no problems, but they peel off if you get into some fender trouble on trails and saves you from bending up a fender, or ripping up a flare. Best thing I ever did to all my jeeps. Visit a body shop supply shop for all the options.
Great advice.every new car has some type of these fasteners on them they work and are realitvly inexpensive ,durable,easy to use

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