In a rare move for me, I actually gave up a project part way through. As much as I wanted to be a bad ass and make my own custom custom stuff, I just decided that this was likely to be hard enough and time intensive enough that I was being an idiot and should just throw down for a set of Bushwhacker Flat Fenders. They look decent, they're light, and between time and materials it was looking like I was gonna have way more cost (or opportunity cost) making my custom ish...
So I pulled the trigger and bought them.
Amazon even had a coupon going and the $420 I spent didn't feel too bad vs my $288 ticket, plus fitment looked to be pretty spot on.
Result: fitment WOULD be spot on... If you were starting from a stock Jeep, but I'm not.
The fronts might find the don't have some sheetmetal anymore.
The fender line looks decent up front.
But that rear fender you kissed with a tire in the whoops that's not quite perfect? Yep, that gap is almost guaranteed to suck dirt...
You'll have to trim for your welded rockers too, but that's not a big deal...
But now we reach the deal breaker: Bushwackers are not compatible with cut and fold rear quarters.
No way I can live with this hanging off that far and now way to plug this in a manner that will last, look good and not suck mud.
I was prepared to weld back in some interfaces to allow these to mount (my fender lips having been trimmed and massaged before), but I just plain missed the whole "Bushwackers no likey the cut and fold bit".
Busted... So back they go. When return shipping only cost me $25 (if I'd shipped this on my own I guess close to $150) I made the call and back they went.
Sigh, looks like custom fab after all. Not the project I wanted to be working on.