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Old October 9th, 2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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have an 87 k5 and was wondering if anyone has ever had their fenders cut in the front to allow tire clearance.. or does anyone make fenders pre-cut?? thanks
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Old October 9th, 2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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You just us an angle grinder and make a natural looking cut, or another way you can do it is by bending the metal inwards so that there are no sharp edges.
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Old October 10th, 2013, 12:50 PM   #3
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my tires took care of the sharp edges already, they are folded at all four spots, was just curious on cleaning the look up now.. and keep them from rusting
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Old October 10th, 2013, 12:57 PM   #4
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I cut the front part of the fenders on my 77 k30 as high as I could horizontally in front ( I think I removed 3-4", then did an angle cut from the rear radius going down to trim back to match the inner fender well... I should probably clean them up more yet, but oh well.
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Old October 18th, 2013, 05:49 AM   #5
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I have taken a set of electric shears and ran it an inch below the fender ridge on a 85' K5 then used some angle iron I found along a state trail(I clean up the trails as I go) to stiffen them to fit a set of free 35" tsl's and no lift on. That was back in 02 and was pre photo bucket for me. It was more about cutting out the rust and being able to fit the tires then anything.

I have pictures of that pile somewhere in boxes in storage. Here is a link to give you an idea what I am talking about just imagine it without the two nifty hooks at the ends of the fenders. The gree b;azer aka wally is what I am using for an example.
http://www.fourwheeler.com/ultimate-...re-4x4-trucks/

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I'm planning on doing some major trimming and bending some 1" round tubing to match whatever contour I cut and fill in the gap with sheet metal. I'll post pics when I'm done just make it easier to understand where I'm going with it.
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You mean bobbing your fenders like this?



The way I did these I only had to add about 1" of metal.



These are cut as far up as you can with retaining the stock inner fenderwell.
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Old December 8th, 2013, 03:28 PM   #8
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Just start cutting them till it looks like this!!!

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Get it done yet???


Post pics when you do please.
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