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Old 07-13-2006, 10:17 PM   #1
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what to use to chop fenders with

what is the best method to chop my front fenders. im thinking along these lines


i dont know how to keep the edges from being sharp. pneumatic wheel cutter? sawzall? plasma?

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Old 07-13-2006, 10:42 PM   #2
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you could try a sawzall to cut them...not sure how to grind them smooth though

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Old 07-13-2006, 10:49 PM   #3
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Jeeperman will pop in here soon. He has his cut similar to that. I'm sure he can give you some good advice.
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:24 PM   #4
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use a 4" angle grinder with a cut off wheel. Use a 120 grit flap disc to clean up your edges.

This is the cut off wheel I use...




I, too, have had lots of practice.

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Old 07-13-2006, 11:27 PM   #5
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swweeeeeetttt.....good info, keep it comin.

Mr. Clifford, more pics please?
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:46 PM   #6
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I cut my fenders off even more using the same tool.



But now I run BTF custom tube fenders! You will have to forgive the little tires. My jeep is being rebuilt.

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I used a combination of a grinder and a jigsaw on mine

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Old 07-14-2006, 08:01 AM   #8
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atleast nobody on this board sugguested you use a dremel...

(im sure most of you know which board (JF) the dremel is a favorite cut-off tool on )

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Old 07-15-2006, 09:27 PM   #9
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i used a sawsall on mine


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those BTF tube fenders like awesome, just wondering and hope its not rude but how much you give for them?
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Old 07-15-2006, 10:32 PM   #11
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grinder and cut off wheel.
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Old 07-16-2006, 10:05 AM   #12
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those BTF tube fenders like awesome, just wondering and hope its not rude but how much you give for them?

Mine were custom made so they are not the same as the production models. You would have to call their shop for a price quote
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Old 07-16-2006, 10:57 PM   #13
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You can't beat the protection, and looks of the tubed flat fendors.


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Old 07-18-2006, 11:10 PM   #14
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welp, i did it last night. i ended up using a sawzall and cleaning it up with a grinder. i went back tonight and welded the seams, now i just need to paint it. i went out to the proving grounds where i shoved my tire through the fender before (twice ) and tested it out. tire came within an inch or so but no contact! woohoo!!

heres a poser shot from last night when we first finished. i still need to do some cleanup work on it yet...

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Old 07-19-2006, 12:52 AM   #15
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Looks good there, whitebuffalo. Nice job!!!!!!
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Well done, they look just like mine. You left a little lip on the front to hide the heavy seam in the fender. It sure does open up the front for lots of clearance doesn't it. Any plans for the rear yet? I haven't decided what I'm doing back there yet. I may just go with TJ flares.
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Old 07-19-2006, 08:20 AM   #17
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thanks y'all. im definetly happy with the way they worked out. and ur dead on about the front curve hiding the lip, i wasnt sure if itd work or not but it did

not sure what im gonna do on the rear yet. i went ahead and removed the fender flares back there and when i got it twisted up, it was rubbing, but not so that it was gonna tear anything up. im debating whether to

A. put the flares back on the back (i thought it would look silly with flares on the rear and not the front, but im not sure, it make look sillier with no flares at all back there

B. get some tj flares like u mentioned and do some more cutting

C. Leave it be...at some point in time i plan to go spring over and then it wont matter anyway

D. comp cut that badboy

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