Time to trim the fenders... what's the best way?

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Time to trim the fenders... what's the best way?

Post by will e » Wed May 20, 2020 9:03 am

My oversized tires and wider than stock axles cause rubbing. I need to trim. I figure a cutting wheel is best? Any particular size of wheel recommended? Are there different 'types' of cutting wheels? Any specifically I should use?
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Re: Time to trim the fenders... what's the best way?

Post by REDONE » Wed May 20, 2020 9:26 am

4.5" is really manageable, it's an electric grinder size so you can use two hands with the second handle and don't have to wait for a compressor to keep up with a die grinder, and the "Warrior" wheels are cheap for the wafer-thin thickness at HF. There are different types of cut-off wheels for different types of material, but you have to go looking for the goofy ones; you're not going to buy a Bee-Line for aluminum on accident.

I'm looking forward to what you do, you've done a lot to keep that rig looking sharp in spite of all the mods you've already done! :-bd
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Re: Time to trim the fenders... what's the best way?

Post by Stuka » Wed May 20, 2020 11:23 am

How much are you cutting? If this like the bottom edge of the flare, or the whole thing? Basically, do you need to be straight over a longer distance.
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Re: Time to trim the fenders... what's the best way?

Post by will e » Wed May 20, 2020 11:38 am

I am going to trim some, take it out, see if it rubs, and try again. Although it is tempting to just trim off the bottom edge and be done with it. ;)
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Re: Time to trim the fenders... what's the best way?

Post by Stuka » Wed May 20, 2020 1:00 pm

Then it sounds like a death wheel would be the best way to do it.
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Re: Time to trim the fenders... what's the best way?

Post by will e » Wed May 20, 2020 6:45 pm

Okay. What the heck is a 'death wheel'? :)
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Re: Time to trim the fenders... what's the best way?

Post by Stuka » Wed May 20, 2020 6:50 pm

will e wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 6:45 pm
Okay. What the heck is a 'death wheel'? :)
Angle grinder with a cut off wheel :P The "death wheel" is really used for any large cut off wheel, because if they break they send shrapnel everywhere. So, wear face protection :)
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Re: Time to trim the fenders... what's the best way?

Post by will e » Wed May 20, 2020 7:20 pm

Stuka wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 6:50 pm
So, wear face protection :)
Don't touch your face! ;)

I had a full face protection but it broke. I like your advice and will pick up another (if they are available during these weird virus times) and also use safety glasses and some heavy gloves.

Thanks for clarifying.
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Re: Time to trim the fenders... what's the best way?

Post by rstep » Wed May 20, 2020 8:04 pm

If you need a hand with it Will e I;m still alive and willing to help out.
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Re: Time to trim the fenders... what's the best way?

Post by will e » Thu May 21, 2020 7:26 am

Thanks Bob. I might take you up on that. Especially if I have to cut more than I expect.
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Re: Time to trim the fenders... what's the best way?

Post by fulsizjeep » Tue May 26, 2020 4:16 pm

You might be able to get Krista show you how.

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Re: Time to trim the fenders... what's the best way?

Post by will e » Wed May 27, 2020 6:49 am

Love that smile!
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Re: Time to trim the fenders... what's the best way?

Post by bigun » Wed May 27, 2020 9:03 am

fulsizjeep wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 4:16 pm
You might be able to get Krista show you how.

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Re: Time to trim the fenders... what's the best way?

Post by MReno » Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:31 pm

Anyone cut out their rusted rocker panels and replaced then with welded in 2x8 tube steel? I'm thinking of doing this... Any tips?
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Re: Time to trim the fenders... what's the best way?

Post by Stuka » Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:28 pm

MReno wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:31 pm
Anyone cut out their rusted rocker panels and replaced then with welded in 2x8 tube steel? I'm thinking of doing this... Any tips?
I would probably start your own thread for this. People here have done it, but would be best for that discussion to be in its own thread so as to not derail this one.
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Re: Time to trim the fenders... what's the best way?

Post by will e » Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:15 pm

Yeah, stuka is right. I am not worried about derailing the thread but you will get a lot more input with a subject specific to what you want.

As far as my tip, hire Bob at Evil Twin. But I can't burn metal.
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