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I have been looking at the fender mods done to TJ's (fenders done flatty) The best one I have seen is the guy who made a pair of fenders that looked like genuine flattly fenders. My appologies for fergetten the name of the guy. It's a sweet green TJ <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep2.gif" border="0">

Anyway... I dont have that kinda skill buttt.... wondered if I could purchase actuall flatty fenders from a restore a jeep kinda place and just bolt these onto my TJ after some sawzalling?

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Is the question, " Can you buy flat fender fenders and bolt them to your TJ ? NO, You'll have to get the sawzall out like everybody else. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by CJ3BWILLYS:
<STRONG>Is the question, " Can you buy flat fender fenders and bolt them to your TJ ? NO, You'll have to get the sawzall out like everybody else. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
aahhhh mannn.... really.... no one sells restore em fenders.... DRATT but even if they did u got to do sawzalling.

Does any one disagree and know of a restore parts house w/ flatty fenders. Fiberglass body place?
 

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Ask yourself why you are cutting the fenders? Do you want function (clearance for rubber without excess lift) or do you want form (looking good at the mall)? If it's function you want, cut them, if it's form you want go here and do a search. I know who you mean, and his info is there. I think his name is Joe West, from AZ.

EDIT: Here I did the search for you. http://members.home.com/joewest2/Modifications/flatfender.htm

[ 10-21-2001: Message edited by: Jim M ]
 

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Yuo can buy the fenders from several places, including J.C.Whitney, but why? It'll take more than a little sawzall work to put them on your TJ.
 

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Originally posted by Jim M:
<STRONG>Ask yourself why you are cutting the fenders? Do you want function (clearance for rubber without excess lift) or do you want form (looking good at the mall)? If it's function you want, cut them, if it's form you want go here and do a search. I know who you mean, and his info is there. I think his name is Joe West, from AZ.

EDIT: Here I did the search for you. http://members.home.com/joewest2/Modifications/flatfender.htm

[ 10-21-2001: Message edited by: Jim M ]</STRONG>
Dont get your panties in a wad... first I have read about his rig and I know he fabbed them himself so except to give him credit and name him by name it was of no point to do a search for the article. I think I gave him ample credit for a nice rig with out having remembered his actual name.

second.... to me .. FUNCTION IS FORM wellll a darn close balance at least. I run 35" MTR's on my TJ.

3rd... I think the real flat fender fenders will be stronger than ones just sazawled from a TJ...

Fourth my fenders are somewhat sad looking from a roll so sazalling them just wont look as good.

And lastely... Why reinvent the wheel.
 

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coachgeo3 I agree with you those fenders look great. I want to do the same thing to my CJ7 for form and function.
 

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Hey coach take it easy. Did I give a flipoff or a rolleye or something? No. I even did the search for you and provided the information that you asked for. You are weclome.
 

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3rd... I think the real flat fender fenders will be stronger than ones just sazawled from a TJ... <IMG SRC="smilies/question.gif" border="0"> what are ya gonna do, stand on 'em? <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> the sawzall look rules <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
 

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What I meant to say is "FUCK NO THEY WILL NOT FIT" unless you like that <IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0"> look of body lines not matching up. <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
 

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Jim, my apologies man.... I read your response with a condescending tone that apparently was not intended by you. TY for the search.

CJ3BWIlly's- I found fiberglass fenders for about 90 buks a piece for CJ3B's Mb's etc. Now why wont they work.. where are the dimensions off etc.? Is the top of the stock flatty fenders not long enough for the TJ? I don’t have a good picture of a MB or CJ'earlies series, much less real ones next door to do an actual compare. Is the new Jeep Museum in Toledo? If so maybe I can take an hour or so drive over there and measure them, look close at them etc. I'm sure your probably right on... butttt I would still like to check unless enough others with flat fenders pipe up here on this post that agree with you, convincing me to bag the idea.

So... any other vintage knowledgeable folk out there agree or disagree?

What about other flat fender things? Any trucks, woody's etc. I assume many of the Willy, Kaiser, rigs used same parts as cj and mb, which Mr Willy's is saying wont work. What about ol power wagons etc. Just curious?
 

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The front of the body turns in at the cowl, on flat fenders. You're TJ has more in common with a CJ5. I guess what I'm trying to say is you would be better off having custom fenders biult instead of paying for flat fenders and having to modify them anyways, or just hack on you're existing fenders especially if they are wasted anyways.
 
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