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Troubler
08-26-2009, 11:20 PM
I am able to have a buddy help me with some tube fenders for my YJ. He has ABC tickets and a full shop including mandrel bender, press, plasma cutter, etc etc... point being, we have the means!

The back tube fenders would seem to be pretty straight forward. Body armor with attached tube fender and sheet metal.

The front is where my question comes from. Would it be easier? and/or of any benefit? to remove the stock fenders? Or shoudl we just armor the excisting outside panel, and add tubes and sheets like the back?

I am leaning toward using 3/16ths sheets and welding fenders and sliders to them. (1.5" x 1/8 and 2" x 1/8 tubing) Eventually bolting to the body of the Jeep with carriage bolts. Does anyone have experience with such? or does it sound reasonable?

Comments? TIA. ~Bret

Tunabomber
08-26-2009, 11:56 PM
cant really say might be a little more easy that way


heres mine

http://funinbc.com/forum/showthread.php?t=92467

m j
08-27-2009, 06:19 AM
is it just for show? bolted to the body doesnt sound very strong

Troubler
08-27-2009, 10:16 AM
cant really say might be a little more easy that way


heres mine

http://funinbc.com/forum/showthread.php?t=92467

Very nice dude! I like them alot, I think mine will end up being wider, more of a flare to them, probably start with something VERY simular to yours and then add flares. (possibly bolt on?) We'll see when I get into it... did you buy the tubing pre-bent? or did you do it yourself?

Tunabomber
08-27-2009, 10:25 AM
Very nice dude! I like them alot, I think mine will end up being wider, more of a flare to them, probably start with something VERY simular to yours and then add flares. (possibly bolt on?) We'll see when I get into it... did you buy the tubing pre-bent? or did you do it yourself?


was the blue torch kit ...came with the tube bent and the sheet metal cut...just weld and install.

biggest problem was the iner fender cause the tube fender makes the wheel well 4'' longer.

i also have plans on maken em a bit wider

Greg82
09-03-2009, 12:55 PM
You want to keep the inner fenders if possible keeps the engine clean.
On mine I have and extend wheel base, so I didn't have to change the inner fender. My rig also has an exo so the fenders don't take the hits.

Here is the pic not great but I don't have any others
http://members.shaw.ca/Greg82/Pics/Fuct_2008/02.jpg