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Old January 30th, 2011, 06:30 AM   #1
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WARNING!!! THIS IS NOT A SPELLING OR GRAMMER LESSON.


so i started to do "high line" fendes on my 98 tj.


pic 1(shittie i know, look at the time stamp) fenders are off. i started on the drivers side so i could just remove the 2nd battery tray and not fight it like i will have to do on the other side.

pic 2 i used tape to get the line i wanted, i started at th high part of the beval at the cowl and ended at the low side of the same body line near the hood latch.


pic 3 fangs. after looking at many pics of rigs without the 2k high line kit, there almost awalys a gap after you move the fender up. i going to try this but i don't no that it will work.



pic 4 no turning back now it took 4 harbor freight cutoff wheels to get both sides done.



next i have to mark the new hole locations to match the inserts on the body.
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Old January 30th, 2011, 06:33 AM   #2
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not mine, but thats the gap i was talking about.
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Old January 30th, 2011, 06:47 AM   #3
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pic1 maybee this wasn't such a good idia, this should fix it.


pic2 bracket and tray off.


pic3 new holes marked and ready to be drilled.


pic4 this was the best way i found to hold the fender while i drilled.
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Old January 30th, 2011, 08:06 AM   #4
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Oooooh. Can't wait to see it finished. I think about this now and again, but I will probably wait until I have mashed the fender a few times.
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I did the same thing and so far I love it. Instead of drilling new holes, I reused the old ones and drilled 1 new one at the bottom. How did you handle the latches? The TJ latches were a PITA to work with, and although I got it, I might do YJ/CJ latches in the future. I didn't to a write-up but here are a couple of pics in case anyone is interested in doing it...











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Old January 30th, 2011, 09:04 AM   #6
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after i drilled the holes to line up with the body, i put a level on the fender and put a self tapper in it to hold it in place.

pic1 i'll have to trim this part down to keep the curve of the hood.

pic 2 getting closer,

pic 3 i'll have to trim some more of of pic 1. it will be close but it doesn't look like it will fill it. i have a plan.
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I like your idea of no gap.
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I did the same thing and so far I love it. Instead of drilling new holes, I reused the old ones and drilled 1 new one at the bottom. How did you handle the latches? The TJ latches were a PITA to work with, and although I got it, I might do YJ/CJ latches in the future. I didn't to a write-up but here are a couple of pics in case anyone is interested in doing it...











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that looks good!

hi-jacks are welcomed here. the more ideas the better.


as far as the latches go, i think i'm going to use pins. they are a pain.

what did you use for the "molding/weatherstripping? i found some that goes on the outside of doors and such, but it's only 1/4 i would like somthing 3/4 or so to really seal it.
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that looks good!

hi-jacks are welcomed here. the more ideas the better.


as far as the latches go, i think i'm going to use pins. they are a pain.

what did you use for the "molding/weatherstripping? i found some that goes on the outside of doors and such, but it's only 1/4 i would like somthing 3/4 or so to really seal it.
Not sure if you figure something out yet, but I bought some from some edge molding from Advanced Auto Parts, its really nice, it has adhesive in the slit so once its put on and let set, it sticks really well.
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i got to do a bit more today. the fenders lay level both ways so, so far im 8/10 happy with it.
i will have to pin the hood tho.


now it's time for the other side.
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That looks really nice, got any more pics? Oh, by the way, when the Hell do you sleep?
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thanks! the otherside is done but i need batteries. as far as sleep goes, it's hard for me to stop sometimes. it the only bad part about an attached garage.
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Why would you need to pin the hood?
Just remount the latch, or if you don't like the look,
what about moving the whole thing back on the fender a little.

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Why would you need to pin the hood?
Just remount the latch, or if you don't like the look,
what about moving the whole thing back on the fender a little.
i still might.when they are attatched they are at a real goofie looking slant becuase i cut off more than most right there. pluss it looks like it might get in the way of my tubefenders. not real shure what the design of those just yet..
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well now i'm back to the not so fun parts.

problem #1 i cant get the battery tie downs to work.

#2 i need to find a smaller wiper fluid res. i was thinking somthing from a rear window?

#3 air box.



anyone have any ideas?
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did some problem solving.

pic1 i ended up with all kinds of gaps and ugly after i had it all to geather, so... befor

pic2 after... i made some patch panals,

next was the fuse box

pic3. i seperated the two bracket and made two of my own

pic4 slid it all back togeather.

pic 5 mounted it to the fender well.
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next was the batbox

pic1 it all goes back to stock holes and hardware.

pic2 it hangs down adout 4 inches so i had to make a cover.

pic3 & 4 the new look.
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i cant get a good pick fron the front because it to close to the wall

i hope to get the front done today so i can pull it out and clean the garage!
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a better pic. i got ti out of the garage long enough to clean and find out the new motor is junk. so now i get to tare it all back apart
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