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post #1 of 11 Old 12-19-2009, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Red's fender trim with detail, pics, and video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok I have watched, read, and dreamed about cutting my fenders and I finally did it:ya:

Thanks to all those who have posted write ups and pics and answered my many questions:clap::clap:

So here is my version very similar to all the rest but I tried many tools and after doing it have some advice for those who want to try it.

So here goes,


First tape them off of coarse










My best friend is an auto body guy so he did alot of the work and gave me advice and we tried several ways to make it work and be easy.


I figured out it is best to remove the under guard first and remove the light socket on the side. So that way you may want to use it for a marker light mod which is what I am working on now.

To remove the under guard first remove the rivets along the edge on the front the easiest way is an air chisel sharped of course



Then pop out all the little plugs that hold it in, BEWARE my buddie had more of these plugs also called xmas trees you need them because they are very easy to ruin or break Here is the tool I used to remove the xmas trees

Here are some extra xmas tree plugs


Here is close up of one, he said they are cheap and you can buy them at any auto body shop

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post #2 of 11 Old 12-19-2009, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Lay under guard to the side

Then cut fenders I first tried an air grinder first a shallow run to line it then a deep cut to go all the way through.

Here is the air grinder


YouTube - 2008 JK fender trim

Then I tried a sawzall and it worked the best so cut those fenders off, it is best to have someone hold the fender for support so it vibrates less but it could be done alone

YouTube - Fender trim 051

Then you have to trim some of the lower hanging brackets that connected the sides

YouTube - Fender trim 050


Here is the fender cut but without the under guard



Then set under guard back in to see where to cut it, I taped it off and cut it with snips





Here are the snips


Here it is with the under supports trimmed and under guard in



I also put one screw in to hold the side of the under guard in near the back of the wheel well, I drilled through the plastic and metal and drill screwed it in, it made the under guard alot more sturdy



Then sand the edges with 80 grit sand paper on a block and get them a little rounded.





Clean the edges with a solvent

Apply the plastic door trim along the edge then use a heat gun to heat it up and press it against the fenders hold for a few seconds


Mods:
Lift, tires, lights, bumper, blah blah blah

Neon Green ~ Gauges, Vents, Antenna, Grill Guard & Tow Hooks, CB antenna
Midlan CB
Drilled Mirrors
.98 cents dash crevis guard
2.98 mini round vent mirrors
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Ok now to the back fenders mask them with tape





Then use an air chisel to pop the rivets along the side again and pull all the xmas plugs and pull out of the rear under guard and I did not re-install the rear under guards

Cut rear fenders with sawzall,



sand and repeat the steps to apply door trim.






I hope this helps.

Here are some finished pics, I figured I can always go skinnier but I can't make them wider again, so maybe I went a little too wide I tried to keep a little of the curve because they are alot stronger that way.











I am happy:ya::ya::ya:

Red

p.s. I also trimmed a small corner of the front scoop below the bumper cause my 35's where rubbing at full turn in reverse.



**** I have since added some super glue to places on the door trim on the fenders where mud had pushed it down, now it stays up and looks great!





Ok what do you all think of the write up?

And what do you think of the work?

Mods:
Lift, tires, lights, bumper, blah blah blah

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2.98 mini round vent mirrors
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post #4 of 11 Old 12-19-2009, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Here is an updated pic of my jeep!



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Mods:
Lift, tires, lights, bumper, blah blah blah

Neon Green ~ Gauges, Vents, Antenna, Grill Guard & Tow Hooks, CB antenna
Midlan CB
Drilled Mirrors
.98 cents dash crevis guard
2.98 mini round vent mirrors
JK Stickers + Midwest JK


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I like that look alot!!! awesome write up! I might have to do this but id feel like im copying....

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post #6 of 11 Old 12-23-2009, 07:16 AM
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Nice job, looks really good. Did you get the side light figgured out how to re-mount?

Also, do the fenders rattle goin down the road any?
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post #7 of 11 Old 12-23-2009, 07:33 AM
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Nice work, I especially like the way the fronts taper down to meet the grill. And that's an awesome writeup too

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Outstanding write up! The jeep looks great!

Now take a sawzall to the JKF sticker already.....
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post #9 of 11 Old 12-23-2009, 09:50 AM
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looks good but your shocks are mounted differently i believe


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Did mine yesterday... But I used a razor knife. Im sure your way was easier



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