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Old December 31st, 2005, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default TJ flares on a CJ

I am putting TJ flares on my CJ-8. The problem I am facing is, the inside of the fender doesn't come as far back as the flare does (does that make sense?). In other words, the part of the fender that I don't want to cut off that is holding all of the electrical and vacuum stuff, doesn't go back quite as far as the flare. What solutions have people done? Do they leave it or do they modify it?

Also, there is a chanel on the inside of the TJ flare, do you grind this off, or cut the fender to match?

Thanks for all of your help, I hope this makes sense.
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Old December 31st, 2005, 10:27 PM   #2
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In order to run TJ flares on your CJ you WILL have to trim the fenders open. Just deal with it. Find another place to mount your electrical if you have too.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 10:42 AM   #3
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When I did mine, I used YJ fenders, so it worked better. But, what I would do if I were you, is pop off the welded that holds that inner fender on along the downward side, trim that fender where you need it, bend the inner fender back and weld it back on. It will work, just takes a little finess. And, I left the lip on the bottom of the flare, I tought it would help keep my cut tedge from getting banged up by crap. But I have seen some folks cut that off, and it allows for even more trimming.
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He said this is on a CJ8 Shawn. I don't think any inner fender trimming will be necessary.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 04:05 PM   #5
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On my Yj, I cut the fenders back to the pinch welds and then rewelded them. The Flares still went back beyond the pinch weld area though, so I just cut that lip off the flare with a carpet cutting razor blade (the ones with the hook in the end). i did try to leave as much lip on the flare as possible though so that I could help locate the flare on the fender. Then to hold the bottom of the flare stable, I built a little bracket out of aluminum and bolted it to the flare and then to the jeep. Oh and then since my Jeep is white and the a small portion of the fender showed on the inside of the flare, I painted that part flat black. it blends right in and you don't notice it. I'll go take some pics and be right back.
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On my Yj, I cut the fenders back to the pinch welds and then rewelded them. The Flares still went back beyond the pinch weld area though, so I just cut that lip off the flare with a carpet cutting razor blade (the ones with the hook in the end). i did try to leave as much lip on the flare as possible though so that I could help locate the flare on the fender. Then to hold the bottom of the flare stable, I built a little bracket out of aluminum and bolted it to the flare and then to the jeep. Oh and then since my Jeep is white and the a small portion of the fender showed on the inside of the flare, I painted that part flat black. it blends right in and you don't notice it. I'll go take some pics and be right back.
Pictures would be awesome! Thanks.
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The aluminum bracket is just 1.5" x 1/8" flat stock that I bent into alittle more than a 45 degree angle. Then I used stainless self tapping screws to mount it to the body and ran stainless bolts through the flare. If you need more pics let me know.
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Hey, thanks alot, i really appreciate it
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