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Old December 9th, 2009, 11:21 AM   #1
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cutting fenders what should I use?

I just got a 91 wrangler last night and the front fenders are beat up pretty bad. I think I want to cut them off like a couple of the jeeps I've seen on here and was wondering what the best way to do this is and what I should use to make the cuts. I really don't want to do a shitty job. Thanks.
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Old December 9th, 2009, 11:25 AM   #2
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Old December 9th, 2009, 11:25 AM   #3
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Grinder with a cut-off wheel and a steady hand. Put a line of tape down and cut through the tape, it will help with the paint peeling.
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Old December 9th, 2009, 11:26 AM   #4
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Grinder with a cut-off wheel and a steady hand. Put a line of tape down and cut through the tape, it will help with the paint peeling.

Yeah what he said
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Old December 9th, 2009, 11:28 AM   #5
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I tried using a sawzall once to trim fenders and it tore the crap out of the metal. Cut-off wheel, dremal or shears would work good.
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Old December 9th, 2009, 11:29 AM   #6
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I tried using a sawzall once to trim fenders and it tore the crap out of the metal. Cut-off wheel, dremal or shears would work good.
i've used them a few times with good results, you have to hold the saw firmly against the fender
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Old December 9th, 2009, 11:49 AM   #7
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Thanks guys, me and sawzalls don't mix well so I think I'll try the die grinder with a cut off wheel. What should I put on it after the cut's or should I just paint it and leave it like that?
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Old December 9th, 2009, 12:26 PM   #8
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jig saw with a metal blade and tape. for best result leave a 1/2" extra and then bend a lip with the extra.
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Old December 9th, 2009, 12:39 PM   #9
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jig saw with a metal blade and tape. for best result leave a 1/2" extra and then bend a lip with the extra.
Not sure if theres enough good fender left to leave a half inch for a lip....I'm going to go check it out right now.....I just got the jeep last night and haven't even been able to go mess with it!
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