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I need to widen the rear wheelwells in my 89 so any tips in keeping it as clean as posible and pictures will be apreciated

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If your worried about strength or flex, shape and tacksome 1/4" cold roll around the opening after your done cutting them to shape. If your just worried about sharp edges, use some of that slip on trim like you'd use on your doors to prevent dings.
 

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Originally posted by Leonel:
<STRONG>I need to widen the rear wheelwells in my 89 so any tips in keeping it as clean as posible and pictures will be apreciated</STRONG>
One word "FLATBED" and buy your self a new work truck!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0">
 

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I think Lance might be able to give you a few tips... <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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My buddy is a body man an he gave me some great ideas of what he will be doing to mine when I get ready to do it. I say go to a body repair shop and ask them what is the best way to achieve clearance without sacrificing looks if that is what worries you. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Call ScottZ. he'll hook you up real nice. He can bob it and do the wheelwells.
 

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Bertha are you going to share the tips you got from you buddy?
what's the best tool to use in order to get a nice round cut,I was planning on using a jigsaw,will that work
 

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Originally posted by Leonel:
<STRONG>Bertha are you going to share the tips you got from you buddy?
what's the best tool to use in order to get a nice round cut,I was planning on using a jigsaw,will that work</STRONG>
On those flat panels an air nibbler would work pretty good. If you use the jigsaw get a fine tooth blade so it does not catch and buckle the sheet metal. I still say FLATBED.

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. I still say FLATBED.

David Fritzsche, 1990 Ex-Cab V-6, "NO-MO-IFS",

Does that mean you are voluntiring your welding skills?
 

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Dunno about '89 trucks, but this is as high as you can go on a 1st gen 4runner before you start to separate the inner and outer sheetmetal.


I'm going to go higher, but you have to start tubbing the wheelwells after that.
 

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Originally posted by Leonel:
<STRONG>Bertha are you going to share the tips you got from you buddy?
what's the best tool to use in order to get a nice round cut,I was planning on using a jigsaw,will that work</STRONG>
I will get the info when he gets out of the dog house (like in a year or so <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> ). But when he explains it to me I will pass the info here on the board.
 

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Pazazu,your cuts looks pretty clea,what did you use?
 

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Originally posted by Leonel:
<STRONG>Pazazu,your cuts looks pretty clea,what did you use?</STRONG>
A bender! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
Tin Bender did them, with a dirty greasy sawzall. He just slammed into them, and they came out good!
He da man with da sawzall!
 

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Originally posted by Leonel:
<STRONG>Bertha are you going to share the tips you got from you buddy?
what's the best tool to use in order to get a nice round cut,I was planning on using a jigsaw,will that work</STRONG>
Just got the information from my buddy. He uses a bodysaw (smaller version of the sawzall) with 3" blades (not sure of the blade brand) and he says that this leaves no jagged edges only smooth cuts. And if you encounter dual walled sheet metal then he recommends changing blades. Then he went into the speil about rolling back the metal as to not leave a place for my tire to get sliced on but I did not know what he was talking about. So, since my other buddy ran into my tailgate this weekend and smashed it all to hell. I will tackle the wheelwells at the same time I am fixing the tailgate and post pix. How does that sound. That way you can see what is going on.
 
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