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early5- tube fenders

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by cj6/442, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Jul 11, 2009
    cj6/442

    cj6/442 Sponsor

    Fallbrook, Calif
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    my stocker fenders were pretty torn up by the tires and trail abuse. you could wiggle the grill and it would really move around.it really twisted well since nothing was basicly holding it together.
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    my kid works for SPD they build trophy trucks and have the most winning rig out there right now .I think the B.Baldwins run theirs .anyway he said it was time to fix it up and this is what we came up with.the dimple dies were his idea,,,, to throw a little tech and cool factor into it. we wanted to keep the inner fenders so we drilled out the spot welds and got the sides off and layers of jeep metal that was all rusty, figured out a shape ......jeep fenders stick out so far so we cut the corner off ,bent up some heavy 1". replated the top for the over that really rusted spot.
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    maded sure everything fit well and the hood closes because it's all just floping around
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    used alot of wire to weld it all back together
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    welded a piece of 1" stock here to stiffen this up alittle . don't really need a brace here since the fenders are to short theres no leverage. so far no cracks
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    they really made a HUGE difference in how the jeep handled/drives and wheeled . the stockers were really far gone for any kind of structure to the front end.about 1 day apiece to cut, fab,weld and finish
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    this side doen't look this clean any more
     
  2. Jul 11, 2009
    birddog56

    birddog56 Member

    Pennsylvania
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    I gotta tell ya, when I first looked at your rig, I wasn't thrilled. By the time I got to the final pic....man , that looks bad-ass....... Do you have a front view pic? I might have to mod my 5.
     
  3. Jul 11, 2009
    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Los Alamos, NM
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    I like those. If'n I had a bender, I'd find a set of trashed fenders and build some..
    Thanks!
     
  4. Jul 11, 2009
    Mudweiserjeep

    Mudweiserjeep JEEP: Bouncy and Fun

    tipp city, ohio
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    Great Job!

    I like the new grill also......
     
  5. Jul 11, 2009
    dharmabum

    dharmabum Member

    Cranford, NJ
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    Love it! looks great, planning the same thing for mine when I get to that point of the build.
     
  6. Jul 12, 2009
    Rondog

    Rondog just hangin' out

    Parker, CO
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    My sentiments exactly! Great looking Jeep! Very different, yet very tasteful.
     
  7. Jul 12, 2009
    cj6/442

    cj6/442 Sponsor

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    WOW!!!! guys,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, thank you(feels all warm and fuzzy)
     
  8. Jul 12, 2009
    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Where's your winch solenoid pack?
     
  9. Jul 13, 2009
    cj6/442

    cj6/442 Sponsor

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    ha ha, do I need to do a build ,really.I would be honored. the pack is behind the grill with just the connection sticking out. made a door in the side of the grill box to get to them if needed.
     
  10. Jul 13, 2009
    1974Sixer

    1974Sixer Member

    Eureka, Tx
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    Dude, that looks pretty dam sweet! Great job man!
     
  11. Jul 13, 2009
    cj6/442

    cj6/442 Sponsor

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    OBA gauge
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