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Old 05-09-2011, 10:11 PM   #1
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MCE "Flatty" Fender Install on CJ7

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.

Contact:
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(425) 260-8781
www.modernclassicenterprises.com


Step #1 - Open both packages and check contents to be sure you have everything. Also go ahead and read the instructions.
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Step #2: Remove hood latch, turn signal and fender flare.

(Note: I had already removed my fender to make things a little easier, this is not required for this step but will be later on so may not be a bad idea to just go ahead and do so.)

You will need a 7/16 socket for the hood latch; Phillips screw driver for the turn signal; 5/16 open end wrench and pliers for the fender flare.

(Note: The fender flare bolts may be a pain. Be careful not to strip the heads on the screws. No fun if it happens.)
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Step #3: Get the supplied template and cut out around the lines.

(Note: This will be what you use to cut your fender so take your time.)

Place on your fender. Line the 2 black marks over the bolt holes for your hood latch. I placed 2 punches in them to make it easier.

Use a couple pieces of tape to hold the template in place. Trace around the template with a sharpie.
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Day #2

Step #4: CUT!

Tools:
Cut off wheel (pnematic or 4" grinder)

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.
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Step #5 - Mock up

Tools:
Vice Grips (2 pair mininum)

Go ahead and get your new rear piece and your new "flatty" piece. I grabbed a couple vice grips to get a visual of how thing goes together.

Now go ahead and bolt the inner fender back on the grille. Bolt the new rear piece on the tub as well. In my case the length was a little tight so I wanted to tighten everything down.

(Note: For those with body lifts watch the grille. It will want to lean. I used a ratchet strap to keep it fairly level.)

Now line everything up. Do any needed trimming. Grab those vice grips again and clamp everything down for another visual look.
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Step #6: Drill and Bolt

Tools:
Drill
3/16 bit
17/64 bit
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.
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Looks great! I just ordered a pair for my TJ..I went through Evergreen 4x4, They are a vendor on WF. Cant wait to get them.
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looks great, sweet ride in the backround (camaro?) what year?
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looks great, sweet ride in the backround (camaro?) what year?
Thanks!

You are correct. It is a '69 Camaro Z28.
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looks bad a$$ from the front ive always wanted a first gen, on my 2nd later third gen right now lol

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