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Old 05-01-2008, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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drive over fenders?

Post-up your custom solution to drive-over fenders!!

This is why:
I am 84" outside to outside on my Jeep and am buying a trailer with an inside width of 83".

What can be done, short of rebuilding the fenders to make them drive-on capable?

The theory that I was thinking about going with would involve building a tubular ramp that ran on the top of the frame rails, just inside of the fenders. this would give me a ramp to put the majority of the Jeep's weight on to keep it off of the fenders.

Does this sound like a decent solution to my full-width problem?
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I just bent a piece of 1.75" HREW to match the fender lines and welded it to the frame just inside the fender with a center brace. I'm 85" so I just used it on the drivers side and drive over it.
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Air down an lube up the tires --- you'll fit for sure!

I'm in the same boat -- 83" trailer and my 82.50" width just grew a littlw with the addition of some bead locks. It fits - but it seriously squeezes through.
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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1.75x120 tube....
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I just bent a piece of 1.75" HREW to match the fender lines and welded it to the frame just inside the fender with a center brace. I'm 85" so I just used it on the drivers side and drive over it.
so did I. Works just fine. Just drive over the tube and the fender is protected.
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Couple of the guys here just cut a piece of 1" angle as a solid corner for the top of the fender, and then ramped it down on both sides. Works just fine, and they've had 1-ton jeeps up to a fully caged, 1-tonned K5 on them.
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I just framed mine out with 1"x.120 square tube.

Then I used what I had around to fill in the openings, 1/4" plate steel.

My fenders can double as a medium duty winch anchor point if needed. :dork:
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
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This one is my wife's trailer, mine is similar.

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laminated wood cut to contour the fenders, just a bit higher, no welding and works on many other trailers.
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I had the tube as well over the fender, worked well until I slipped off............
THen I just made new drive over fenders. Loads better.
You can actually sit on the fenders and not crush them, unlike the sheetmetal stockers.
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Why don't you just space each fender out one inch?
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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No pics at the moment, but i "framed" mine out of tubing to build the shell and covered with plate. I got the idea from 4RnrRick. here's the thread
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...railer+fenders

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Old 05-02-2008, 06:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Why don't you just space each fender out one inch?
It might put the trailer over the legal width.

Around the shop we either bend up some tubing and make mounts that slip into the stake pockets of the trailer. This way they can be removed and won't be in the way if you haul a car, or anything else for that matter.

OR

You can cut off your old fenders and build new ones using 10" jr. channel with a center brace under the fender between the two tires. It's what we build all our HD fenders out of. Works killer, tractors drive on them without issue. The new trailer we building now is using that exact stuff. Build thread coming soon..........
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Old 05-18-2008, 11:20 PM   #16 (permalink)
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laminated wood cut to contour the fenders, just a bit higher, no welding and works on many other trailers.
i just did this to protect my friends trailer when loading my jeep. worked great for the jeep. at the end of the day i jumped from my jeep to the fender and dented the crap out of the fender. if it was mine id build better fenders
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My fenders are stout as hell already... they're 1/8" plate. I'm not worried about the fenders, but the expected width of my trail rig is ~86" and the deck between the fenders is ~82". With so little of each tire on the fenders, I'll probably have to build kind of ramp things (probably stacked wood) to sit just inside the fenders.
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Old 05-19-2008, 09:21 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Friend of mine did the stacked wood (never mind that his fenders were probably the same Jr. Channel that Trailer Guy spoke of) for when his rig was super wide. Worked great, cheap, little effort and made it much easier to drive up and over.


Personally, I'm just making my rig fit BETWEEN the fenders
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:02 PM   #19 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=RustoleumWhite;8265278]Friend of mine did the stacked wood (never mind that his fenders were probably the same Jr. Channel that Trailer Guy spoke of) for when his rig was super wide. Worked great, cheap, little effort and made it much easier to drive up and over.


That's what I did with mine, just screw some 2x4's together. It worked good for a while and cheap too!
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:53 AM   #20 (permalink)
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3/16 Diamond plate. Notice how the front & rear "ramps" on the fenders drop down to the bottom of the frame rail with a gusset welded in. It prevents them from "rotating" due to the moment arm created when you drive on 'em.
The inner seam is also fully welded to the deck........angry.


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Old 05-31-2008, 04:45 PM   #25 (permalink)
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You guys should sell those tube and plate fenders, I'd buy a set even if they came unassembled.
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