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Old 06-13-2005, 11:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Tube Fender mounting?

So I'm going to build some tube fenders and a radiator hoop/stinger combo. But I'd like to know is the best way to mount it. I'm sure it's mostly opinion but since the fenders will be mounted to the tube should I make the radiator/stinger mount seperately? If the fenders mount to the rad. hoop and the hoop is welded to my winch mount(for removal) would welding the fenders to the hoop just tear up the tube and the cowl where the fenders will be mounted?
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I mounted mine to the back of the firewall using 2 of the 4 original mounting hole s. I then used a stinger style front end and tied the stinger directly to the tube fenders. It gave the tube fenders unbelieve strength and i would recommend tying the radiator hoop into the fenders.
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Here's how I did mine. Tied the stinger to the grill hoop, and then to the tube fenders, back to the firewall with a plate.

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So bolt the fenders to the cowl but weld them to the front end. what about removal?
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if you are bolting to the body you better have the tube bushing mounted to the frame unless your body is hard mounted as well. You either have to isolate the cage from the body or integrate it with bushings.

My stinger is welded to the bumper. Stinger ties into the grill hoop with flanges so I can still unbolt the bumper and remove it. Grill hoop is bolted to the frame, welded to the fenders which bolt to another flange at the firewall. (My cage is totally isolated from the body)
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Tub isnt going to be around long so i'm not worried. Its taken two hard layovers and still going strong.
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Pics of two styles of removable tube fenders ...

1" X .25" wall DOM
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what size tubing are you guys runnin for your fenders?
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Old 06-17-2005, 12:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I used 1.75"

Here are the flanges I used to mount mine

http://www.crawltech.com/catalog/pro...oducts_id=1411
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Old 06-17-2005, 02:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hey Bushwaker do you have a close uo of the rear lower part of the front fender.

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Well I've decided to weld it. The plan is to weld a new flat winch plate to the existing bumper and have some brackets off that that go to the side of the frame where the WARN winch mount bolts now. Then I can weld the grill hoop to the plate and the stinger to the bumper and connect the two and it will all be removable as one (heavy) piece. But Now ugly flanges, and I can remove it without cutting for a future engine swap.
here was a month ago on the 'Con.
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Old 07-09-2005, 01:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Ok so I bent up all my grill hoop stuff. I got a hoop from Wicked Fab and I'm going to use it but after some mods. I've got all the material now its just some time I'm in search of. I'll get the bumper ground down and prepped for the new winch guard / stinger. Then take the winch off its mount and start fabbin' up the new set up. The tube fenders will just bolt to the body. Those will come later. I'll post pics once stage one is done.
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Old 07-13-2005, 02:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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so heres a mock up pic of the radiator protection

and one with the stinger
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Dave,

For the fenders, Why not just use the front factory holes and use 3 out of the four rear holes to mount the them.

Take a piece of flat plate, Like 16 gauge or so and bend it to the shape of the grill, this way you can just unbolt them like your stock fenders.
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Old 07-13-2005, 11:02 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Ya Thats the plan. I'm not going to mount them to the grill hoop at all. I want the body and grill hoop totally seperate.
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Old 07-14-2005, 04:56 PM   #16 (permalink)
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wow officially my favorite grill hoop ... thanks for the picture

On that note I used a 2 inch piece of flat stock that uses two of the factory holes on the cowl Then used two holes I drilled into the side of the grill

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Old 07-15-2005, 06:34 PM   #17 (permalink)
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thanks I;m hoping to get it all tacked this weekend.
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Hey Bushwaker do you have a close uo of the rear lower part of the front fender.

Just saw this.....

Here's a couple of shots. The diag tube is welded to the lower tube subframe that runs under the tub and down to the frame.



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Old 07-16-2005, 10:22 AM   #20 (permalink)
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This is what I did.
http://www.mudnuts.org/modules/secti...992bf7364e0a36
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My fenders are attached to the tub/grill, then the stinger is attached to the frame horns with struts tying into the shock hoops. The shock hoops and stinger are solidly attached where the fenders could flex the tub.
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Old 07-19-2005, 09:56 AM   #22 (permalink)
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meangreen, nice write up. Lots of detailed pics and great info. Do you really think 3/4" tube will hold up? Nice work though.
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The tubing is pretty thick and the sheet metal is 1/16" thick. After I built it I stood on the outside corner and jumped up and down and had some one watch and see if it would move and it didn't so I think it will hold up just fine.
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:56 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Meangreen, I think the 16g sheetmetal probably helps a lot. Looks cool for sure. I like the smaller tube fenders. So here's what i've got done so far.

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