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FokkerDude
02-13-2006, 08:14 PM
Since I buggered my ankle a bit on Friday night and couldn't go snowshoeing on Saturday (piss me off!) I decided to take advantage of the weather and do some fender trimming on the XJ. Considering this was my first attempt at doing any sheetmetal mods ever, I think it turned out okay. Next step will be trimming up the rear wheel wells a bit and do a quick chop/modify of the stock flares (like I did up front) until I can find a better, more permanent (and better looking) solution. But this should keep me from getting into a V.I. situation for the time being.

jeeper
02-13-2006, 08:15 PM
Looks like it turned out well ,, Did you trim the bumper at the same time?

nykoma
02-13-2006, 08:18 PM
looks good [cheers]

230
02-13-2006, 08:35 PM
looks gooder.wanna do mine?

FokkerDude
02-13-2006, 08:40 PM
Looks like it turned out well ,, Did you trim the bumper at the same time?

Actually I haven't trimmed the bumper...yet. Just took the endcaps off to make getting at the front of the fender a lot easier. I haven't made my my mind as to how I'm going to trim it. Either just do a straight cut and remove 3 inched or so a side or get fancy and do some angles.

FokkerDude
02-13-2006, 08:41 PM
looks gooder.wanna do mine?

I could give you a hand with it. But you get to do the cutting. That way if it get's buggered, it's not by me! :D

Mr Vic
02-14-2006, 11:34 AM
looks good fokker

bakelite
02-14-2006, 02:44 PM
Looks good I may have mine sold but if not I am going to do the same, be interesting to see what you do with the rear.[36]

FokkerDude
02-14-2006, 05:47 PM
Thanks guys.[cheers]

I won't be going too extreme with the rear as there's a group of spot/pinch welds that you wouldn't want to cut through. They're what keep the inner and outer skins together. I've seen a lot of examples on other Jeep sites of doing a cut and fold thing that allows for opening up the rear a bit without losing the integrity of the welds. Sounds like the safest route to go.

harleyfatboy99ca
02-14-2006, 05:50 PM
Looks good.....[cheers]