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thoose of you with 4 door xj's and cut fenders I have a question for you.
when cutting the back fenders how much can you cut and how do you put the flair on the rear?
I have a set of yj flairs and have done the front and have heard that on the rear you can make the flair go on to the door and cut the flair so the door opens with part of the flair on it.
Close up pictures would be nice to see
I want to do the rear this weekend and don't want to cut to much
Thanks in advance
 

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It all depends on how much work you want to do. If you pull the plastic trim on the inside you can see where the wheel well intercepts the side of the Jeep. Unless you want to reweld the lip or make a new wheel tub you have to stay below this. I know guys who have cut above and bent it to meet the sheet metal and then welded it back together but personally I would peobably make a new tub. You can aso just bend up a little "L" tab to make up the distance and then pop rivet it to each half. The flare will cover the rivet heads on the outside so it still looks clean.

You can stick the flair on many ways, nuts and bolts, self tapers, pop rivets, zip ties, hot glue, etc.... The only limit here is your imagination.
 

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look i know this is a pavement shot...so no flames please....but heres a pic, that should cleaer things up a tad...sorry its this large...
actually...look at old scouts version

[ 08-23-2001: Message edited by: JohnBuuu ]
 

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Hello Jeepers. I just bought a Jeep Warangle and looking to fix it up and do some whelin. Everything is Stock, straight from the factory, but looking to dump some cash into it to get it "Tough" Any suggestions...
 

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John get rid of that monster pic, it takes a long time to load and it's fauckin huge! Use this
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Thanks John thats the kind of picture i was looking for trying to see how far up the rear fender you went with the flair
 

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If you go that high in the rear you will see carpet through the wheel well. Its cool though, head to Home Depot, pick up sheet metal, s.m. screws, stainless bolts, and the best product ever... expanding foam.
 

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Hope this helps out a little bit.
BUt I used an Air Nibbler to cut about 1" off the rear and then I cut slices in the between the pinch seams and bent about 1" up into the wheel well, and by having that last bent part I could drill holes and bolt on the TJ flares.
Took me about 2 hours to finish.
Then the only thing I had left was to put bed liner on the inside of the wheel well.
Here is a pick of mine.

Also you can check out http://www.jeepnorthwest.com
Kurt has a write up on there about how he did his.


[ 08-28-2001: Message edited by: BRUISER ]
 
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