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Old 02-05-2011, 07:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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TOTM: Cut front fenders

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Topic of the Month :Cut front fenders

Show pics of your cut front fenders to accommodate large tires. Im not talking 33in tires To keep a reasonable ride height inner fender well trimming, battery relocation, kick panel modification and turn signal trimming is common.

Tell us what works good for you an what you would do different.

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Old 02-06-2011, 02:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is what I did to fit 38's with 5.5-6" of lift

inner fender cut out

16 gauge inner fender

battery box I fabbed up for the new inner fender




this what it looks like with the fender back on and the rest of the frame plating done
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Although I don't run fenders anymore here is how I reworked the inner fenders...



The battery was relocated at the fire wall...

...and the evap system was relocated to the driver's side...

...the silver hex tube is the radiator overflow.
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Im curious to see where people have moved their air intakes (especially those with the Renix engines, and cant do the Rockit intake).


Id also like to see where people have moved their batteries with the Renix Engines.




edit: Jes, did you have to lengthen any of the evap lines? Why not remove the evap stuff?

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Here's the work I did on my inner fenders to clear my 39" tires.
I didn't have to trim much to get them to stuff well. Basically all I did was mount a tire and trim until it fit at stuff & lock. Then cardboard template to steel, tack, form, tack, form, tack, etc.
The air filter I relocated with a piece of exhaust tubing and some 1" wide flat stock. The battery box was able to just sneak back into location but I needed to space it up. It barely clears the hood, but it does. I can get pictures of those if someone wants them.

Cut with tire:


Patch panel installed:


Inside shot of driver's side:


Driver's side complete:


Buttoned up:
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Cut the inner fenders out right above the pinch seam. Left the frame rails and the stock front crossmember.



New fender bars:



and from the top:





And reassemble.





Eventually I'm going to chop up a set of stock flares to skin over the bars.

edit: battery is behind the passenger seat now.
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Im curious to see where people have moved their air intakes (especially those with the Renix engines, and cant do the Rockit intake).


Id also like to see where people have moved their batteries with the Renix Engines.




edit: Jes, did you have to lengthen any of the evap lines? Why not remove the evap stuff?
With the Renix it's as easy as welding up some of the appropriate sized exhaust tubing...


Yes, I did lenthen one of the small evap lines. I kept the evap system because there is emmisions testing where I live.
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Im curious to see where people have moved their air intakes (especially those with the Renix engines, and cant do the Rockit intake).


Id also like to see where people have moved their batteries with the Renix Engines.
I dunno if this will work on a Renix, but my intake was simple. It's just a K&N universal one, Summit has 'em.



And I know this doesn't help the Renix guys either, but my battery location was simple as hell. Not the best picture but there's a UHMW block at the bottom left with three studs in it:



The center stud goes back to the battery, the stud closest to the firewall goes to the fuse box, and the third goes to the starter & winch. I barely had to modify anything from the factory harness. The factory ground wire goes to one of the bolts on the crossbrace, and the battery itself grounds to one of the passenger seat bolts.
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Gotta have a grand in here

Clears 40s

Overall fender cut pic


Front



Rear


Battery
Only pic I have its over there on the left side, there is also another one mounted in the rear cargo area


Air cleaner (someone asked for pics)
Just the stock tube, you can see it tucked down there in the 2nd pic.

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With the Renix it's as easy as welding up some of the appropriate sized exhaust tubing...


Yes, I did lenthen one of the small evap lines. I kept the evap system because there is emmisions testing where I live.
Isnt that routed to where the overflow bottle is? Or high pressure reservoir.
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Isnt that routed to where the overflow bottle is? Or high pressure reservoir.
Yes, on a Mopar.
In front of, on a Renix.
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This is mine...
Keep in mind this with a dove nose. See build thread for more details.

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