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Author Topic:   Trimming fenders
Whitelightning
Member
posted December 28, 2003 07:33 PM
I have a metric monte and have a clerance problem on the left rear fender the car is already painted. How do yall trim fender with a sawsall and di you usally have a problem with it being a double panel. it looks like I can get away with triming the ridge out of fender but if its double layer what do you do sheetmetal it back or what. never had to trim fenders yet untill now.


BK19
Member
posted December 28, 2003 07:55 PM
the double part is the inner fender wall i cut it out at the seem and next to the outer part then trim the quarter panel down and pop rivet plastic from the quarter to the rest of the inner fender


racer17j
Member
posted December 28, 2003 09:01 PM
i usually cut the lip off and use a 4 in cresent wrench and roll the panle to the inside then puond it flat with the body hammer makes another lip to hold the inner well in. next time paint last build first lol


Whitelightning
Member
posted December 28, 2003 10:15 PM
when building we had to use stock appearing springs so the height was higher and clearence was not a issue but since the we can run springs with adjuater cups so it droped it alot


racerguy500
Member
posted December 29, 2003 07:27 PM
If you are only trimming the lip you can do it with a sawzall with no problem and the gap left is nearly nothing, just beat up the inner fenderwall with a hammer and you got it. I usually cut them up about 3 1/2" and the sawsaoo works all the way to that high so you will have no problems, just go slow and easy is all. Good luck.


bobaluuu
Member
posted December 29, 2003 07:35 PM
fellas, take a good look at the front plastic inners. they unbolt & turned around
backwards with a little work fit well as rear
fender liners. Mine passed tech for 2 years
and have a lip to bolt them to the outer fender lip at whatever height you are cut to.
no forming required just a little cutting for rear bars. We have beat the dookey out of them and they reform with a hair dryer.
quick install, cheap parts, no mud gaps.

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Whitelightning
Member
posted December 30, 2003 12:12 AM
(beat the dooky out of them) hahah now thats funny


bobaluuu
Member
posted December 30, 2003 09:43 PM
[Yeah thats one of the words Jammin hasn't put a gag order on yet. Ya'll don't tell him now, ya hear!