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Old 02-24-2011, 03:55 PM   #1
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MCE Flexible Fenders Prototype - Need Some Advice

Hi all,

A little back story:

For a little over a year, we have been selling our fenders (which fit over a trimmed OE fender) for TJ and YJ Jeeps, but the CJ's have not made it out yet. (We have been getting a ton of requests though - thanks for taking the time to contact us) One of the primary reasons is because we have been seeing variances in the OE CJ fenders where ours fit, and we could not have predictable results of the fit and finish when our fenders were installed. Whether this was because of manufacturing tolerances of the OE fender, age, rust, etc. or a combination, we just have not yet been able to make something we are happy with. Also, our fenders open the wheel well to YJ/TJ size, so accomplishing this without welding was something to consider.


Now for the question:

We have come up with an aluminum "side panel" replacement. It is made from .125 (1/8") thick 5052 aluminum and replaces the sheet metal from the tub to the back of the wheel well. It also allows the wheel well to be opened up to YJ/TJ size without welding, and seems to solve the issues we've been having with modifying the OE CJ fender. However, would you all still be interested in the product if these brackets added approx. $90 to the final cost? (Current price is $184 for a set of YJ or TJ fenders.)


We are open to all comments, thanks in advance.



Here is a pic of the prototype:







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Old 02-24-2011, 09:32 PM   #2
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I think it would help seeing a pic of this prototype installed...but IMO, as a general consumer and not a CJ owner, I think that price still seems very reasonable compared to other stuff on the market.

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Old 02-25-2011, 12:06 PM   #3
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I think it would help seeing a pic of this prototype installed...but IMO, as a general consumer and not a CJ owner, I think that price still seems very reasonable compared to other stuff on the market.

Thanks, I'll get it on a Jeep and take some good pics.


And just to add to what was said above, the issues we were having with just a simple trim of the OE CJ fender (such as how the TJ and YJ installs are) were:

-changing radius at the top, where the fender bolts on, and some had different radiuses at a given location
-the punch welds were causing the mounting surface for the side piece to not be smooth
-the little "bump" at the bottom of the fender, from the wheel well to the tub, once the wheel well was opened up and the back edge trimmed back a couple inches, the bump now had an "open" end. Hopefully the pic below shows what I mean:


OLD PROTOTYPE:





So this new aluminum piece solves the issues (and looks clean ). I will try to get this installed on a Jeep asap to take some pics.




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If I had a cj I wouldnt mind spending the extra 90 bucks. The whole kit could take care of a lot of rust on a cj fender as well and would be a great option for someone to get rid of rust themselves who doesnt know how to weld. And be a nice upgrade too.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:47 PM   #5
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Thanks yjkid95, your word is much appreciated.




We were able to get it installed today. Tomrrow we will clean up the Jeep and take some better pics outside, but heres a couple for now:









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Old 02-27-2011, 07:04 PM   #6
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Thanks guys,


Here's some outdoor pics. The clouds prevented the aluminum from showing up well in the pics, we think it looks pretty cool in person. But it can be painted or polished:










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Thanks yjkid95, your word is much appreciated.
Not a problem. Looks like you guys have been expanding your line of products a lot over there lately. Keep up the good work.
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Just a heads up, we are having a presale on these fenders! The final price including the brackets will be $274, but for this pre-sale, the price will be $200 shipped. We will be shipping by March 18th. If you'd like to order, you can do it over the web at Shop On-Line | Modern Classic Enterprises (scroll to the bottom) or give me a call at (425) 260-8781. (Note: I will be out of the office tomorrow March 3rd).



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Good deal how long is the pre sale?
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:37 PM   #10
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Hi Merle, we will begin shipping these CJ fenders the 18th of March, so the presale will end then.


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