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Question, anyone any experience with cutting his or her rear tub, to accomodate bigger tires? I would like to cut a bit bigger arch.(completely half a circle) But how do I maken a new, edge (I don't know how it's called....) so it doesn't lose its strength/stiffness. Or isn't this neccassary? I don't want to put on flares, so it's has to be decent looking

put a picture with it so you can see why I want it.....

see this link:


http://members.lycos.nl/Bowy/images/project_linkerzijde_onder.jpg

Anyone ideas pictures??


Serious IIa '64 camel, fitted with: pto winch, 9.00 x 16, salisbury, cage.
 

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how big are you wanting to go? i fit 35x12.5R15s with a 2" lift with no cutting of the body. i'm now running 37x12.5R17s with a 2" lift and only had to cut the body behind each rear tire by about an 1.5".
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Hi,

I want to go (have already gone to) 900x16 (36 inch/92 cm)

I also moved the rear axle further backward (see the picture in the link in the previous post). So I think it will look dull if I don't cut the rear wheelarch somehow.

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Cutting

The hard part is not the shape of the cut, its maintaining the lip on the edge of the wheelarch. The ideal way is to cut the shape of the arch you want then cut the lip off the peice you removed and weld it on the new arch. Finish the weld and it looks like a factory arch. Easy to say, hard to do . . .
-Good luck
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Hi Ike,

Thanx for the advice, I know the hard part is the lip. But your are talking about welding and stuff. I don't think this wil work because i've got alu arches. And don't know how to weld aluminium.

So have you got other solutions?

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1)just draw out a line where you want the wheel opening to be.
2)cut it out approx. 1" smaller than where the line is.
3)bend over the remaining 1" of metal to form the lip.
The bending can be done with duck billed vise grips or similar. start slowly and progressively bend a little more at a time.
example: start at one end and slightly bend about 6" of the metal.
then go back to your starting point and bend a little more till about the 9" point. continue doing this till you have completed the wheel opening radius.
 

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Michael Rangie,

Are these fender flares from Rangie Spares ?
I've been emailing Andrew for pricing but got no answer.
What is the cost without Oz taxes ?

Do you have a picture of the wheelwell you had to cut ?

Thanks,
fredd
 

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Thanx for all the good answers! I ' ll try to do it next weekend.

Here is a link to my site so you can see why I need

http://members.lycos.nl/bowy/chassis_swop2.htm

Regards Bowy
 

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Will check latest pricing.
And PM you.
Michael.
 

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Inner guard after trimming.

The 50mm return is cut back to about 10mm this is then folded back up under to help stiffen the inner sectiun.
 

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