Well I can honestly say that after looking through off-roading catalogs I get depressed because all the "cool" stuff is for TJ's and JK's and just the same old stuff for CJ's.
Well MCE is one vendor that answered the call and is now offering their well known "flatty" fender for CJ's. They are a different approach to the tube fender and at a cheaper price. I will be installing them on my CJ7 project over the next few days.
For anyone that this is the first time they have modified their jeep, relax it will be ok. The first cut is the deepest.
Begin by following the line you just marked with a sharpie. When you reach the front of the fender slow down.
You will need to cut the front of the fender off but you need to make the cut flush with the grille. In my case I had painted everything black that was hidden so my line was easy to follow.
Once you get that done work your way to the back. Remember you are cutting pretty much everything away from the inner fender. I drilled the spot welds which was easy but now I have a few holes. I will probably cut it on the other side.
Finish the cut and you should be able to seperate the unneeded part of the fender from the good.
It's red too.
Allen and 7/16 wrench
Now that you have everything where you want it you can start drilling. I began by drilling the 3 holes that connect the inner fender to the rear panel inside the fenderwell. Next drill the 2 holes on top. These all use the 17/64 bit. Go ahead and install the hardware and snug up.
Place the "flatty" fender over the fender and line up the hood latch holes. Check placement and mark the pre drilled holes on the OEM fender with a sharpie. Drill with a 3/16 bit and hammer in push heads.
I mocked up the side trim to get a visual. I will be taken it all apart and sanding/painting.
I love how it has changed the look of the CJ. All tires in the front! Goes well with my shorty bumper.
It's red too.
License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit - ever. They're like the Viet Cong - Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower. And that's all she wrote.