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Old November 29th, 2009, 07:45 PM   #1
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well at the mounds i ripped off my flares and decided to do something cheap until i get money to build tube fenders or buy some bushwackers. i took everything off, bed lined along the scratch mark the old flares left, bought some hardware from home depot for 9 bucks, bed liner was 8 bucks a can i went through one and a half. so i spent 26 bucks and about 2 hours to do this and i dont think it looks to bad. what do you guys think?
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Old November 29th, 2009, 09:13 PM   #2
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looks sweet
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Old November 29th, 2009, 10:52 PM   #3
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yeah i was happy with it, looks better than the rusty fender mounts. this may or may not be temporary depending on if i end up building tube fenders or buying some bushwackers this winter but for now it looks decent.
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Old November 30th, 2009, 07:39 PM   #4
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Exactly what I did with my '96. My son's Jeep now. Easy and cheap!!!!
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Old December 1st, 2009, 02:09 PM   #5
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i cut that section off
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Old December 1st, 2009, 06:25 PM   #6
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Whats the point of the screws?
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Old December 1st, 2009, 09:50 PM   #7
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the points are the stock holes that were there for the existing flares that broke and riped off. no trimming involved and took about 2 hours (mostly in between coats time)
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Old December 1st, 2009, 10:01 PM   #8
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i cut that section off
X2 - More room = Bigger tires!
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Old December 1st, 2009, 10:04 PM   #9
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well im at 5.5inches with 33s and stock gears (bad news already) and those 33s with no fender trim riped those flares off in 20 min of wheeling id have to trim the crap out of it to fit 35s with the same lift.
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 01:37 PM   #10
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well im at 5.5inches with 33s and stock gears (bad news already) and those 33s with no fender trim riped those flares off in 20 min of wheeling id have to trim the crap out of it to fit 35s with the same lift.
well, cut them
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 01:48 PM   #11
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looks good if they still rub cut em
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 01:59 PM   #12
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if you want a rig and dont want the shit to rub then cut them. otherwise keep it mall rated and worry bout how it looks
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 08:30 PM   #13
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they don't rub anymore. the points of the nuts were to have something in the holes. i can get them to rub if i take out the sway connects and flex the shit of it. im worried about hacking the fender so i dont want to cut em
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 08:47 PM   #14
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dont buy the bushwackers! leave it or cut it.
looks ok as is.
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they don't rub anymore. the points of the nuts were to have something in the holes. i can get them to rub if i take out the sway connects and flex the shit of it. im worried about hacking the fender so i dont want to cut em
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they don't rub anymore. the points of the nuts were to have something in the holes. i can get them to rub if i take out the sway connects and flex the shit of it. im worried about hacking the fender so i dont want to cut em
ever handle power tools before? holy crap. draw a line and pay me cash and i can use a fancy nibbler on them damn
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 05:39 PM   #17
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yeah i have but i mean its irreversible so i don't wanna mess it up. i have a hand grinder type thing i have cut fenders with before on my old 94 pos cherokee i didnt care about but its different messing with a 3500 jeep i guess for me. If your confident you think you can do a good job ill bring it over!
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 06:28 PM   #18
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what do you mean irreversible?? as far as i knew they still make replacement fenders and ppl are allways hitting things and wrecking there rides so the junk yard usually has some too.

trim them bad boys unhook that bar and go wheeln' with no worries.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 06:29 PM   #19
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i mean like the original ones on there. if i hacked it i wouldnt fix it ever.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 10:41 PM   #20
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The flairs look good to me! But are they pices of the ones that broke off? I'm not sure kinda new to jeep stuff. But they doo look good
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