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Old April 1st, 2008, 11:28 PM   #1
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Default **Updated**Home Built Hi-Line Tube Fenders

In the process of building hi-line tube fenders. JTHOMP and myself started couple weeks ago. Just finishing mine up and starting on his , using my jeep as a jig to build his since his is still a D.D. Here are some pics of what we have so far.
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 02:03 PM   #2
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that looks good pat. those 35's should fit now. how much did you cut out of the hood?
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These look very similar to what I'm in the process of builing myself. What did you do for an inner fender. Looks like new metal in there but can't really tell from the pics. BTW, fenders look great.
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Yes, new metal for the inners, used the same 14ga that we used to skin them with, just cut and welded multiple pieces together.
Cut the hood following the body line, when we do Jims we are going to go a little higher, got to fit 37's on his.
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Seriously nice work.
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Damn Pat. Those are friggin' cool. I am fully into keeping the profile low.
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 03:55 PM   #7
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ahh yes 37's with 2.5" lift that's a 35" BFG MT in the pics and I think Pat is running 4" Full Traction springs
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 04:01 PM   #8
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ok, call me lazy, but could you keep your inner fender and just build the outer part. mine are rusted a bit anyway so I don't care about cutting them.


I'd go look myself to see, but my jeep is torn apart in a garage up north. ugh
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We considered doing that but every time I've seen that done I personally didn't like the look of it. So yes we could have done that.
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could you elaborate on why you didn't like the look of it?
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 04:46 PM   #11
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I personally think they sit too high at the back of the wheel well, I see too much mud when I wheel (not that I like it), to me it looks like a good place for mud to collect also felt it would make fitting all the under hood stuff easier
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 05:25 PM   #12
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the front part is pretty cool, makes it look all JK-like
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 05:40 PM   #13
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nice work!
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the front part is pretty cool, makes it look all JK-like
We noticed that last week, it was one of those "hay, you know what" kind of moments

I finished my passenger side fab just have finish weld, trim and paint... now finish the drivers side
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Nice work, I like them. Obviously, I'm a fan of homebrew highline hoods. I'll hijack a bit from my buildup last winter...



Inner wheel wells are the made from a tube frame on top of the jeep frame and then covered with conveyor belt material used on Hay balers. Basically it's about 1/4" thick heavy duty thread reinforced rubber.


IIRC I removed about 3" of material and then I bent the hod over another inch so it would still be rigid. Here's a good pic of how much I hacked out of them as well as the inner fender frame
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i am sorry to say pat ( the red jeep in the picture) is my brother in law.... you poor man ,to deal with my sister!!he has definetly caught the jeep thing..now if i can only talk him into putting a 60 in it...you guys are doing some good work. keep it up..
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I think I'll keep her, and we can talk about the 60
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That's the first time I've seen someone do flat/hi fenders and make them come down in the front like that... I LOVE IT!!! I've always liked the idea behind these kinds of fenders and the hood modification, but I hated the look without much/any downturn on the front to keep something like the stock look.

I can't wait to see those finished off... I think you just convinced me that I need to find a spare hood/fender set to play with. Great stuff, best I've seen so far.
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I have to agree with everyone. Those are some sweet fenders. Just need to find me a jeep to rig some of my own.
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Update
Pat has paint on one, a bit of grinding left on the other.
I have both inners done, just need to cut side panels, and one flare and build a bracket for the back side of the drivers side
Should be done (hopefully ) this weekend with building and painting, then I just have to park it for few days and put 'em on/cut the hood.
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