tube fender build

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  1. 2badfjs

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    i needed to do something with my front fenders ever since extending my wheel base to 104"
    sooo, i started tackling this awhile back and finally got a chance to start mounting them up.
    i started by mocking up the left fender first. took all my notes and bending angles and measurements, then made the right fender with just the specs (no mock up)

    i will still add bracing and plan on making a x-piece that will be removable from fender to fender and connect them to the bib.
    i might even mount my shocks to them.

    pics are in order of build.

    :D
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    the last pic here is of the perfect 69 fender that i cut up and not even sure if i'll use it to skin these :D
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    before and after pic between fenders
    body line at the hood
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    last ones for now of the right side.
    put a bit o' paint on them to slow the rusting out in the weather.

    BTW, these are tied into the hood hoop, not the bib.
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  5. fj40forlife

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    thats what I been thinking of doing. but I need some tires to see how everything is going to fit first looks nice dud
     
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    Similair to what I started tonight...
    The one I'm doing will connect to the sliders though.
     
  7. LC_Hamma

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    I see where you had to butt weld twice ;p That compound curve in the front takes some tricky measuring & tube adjustment on the bender. I'd have to do the same thing. Looks :smokin: You using 1 1/2" HREW?
     
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    thanks LC, thanks guys!
    i figured if i overshot a measurement i could butt weld it. i measured the cut and readjusted where the bend started on the right fender.(no butt weld there);)

    but the compound bend at the front had to be cut and rewelded to get the two bends to look right.

    the stock fender fits pretty good.

    yup, 1.5 hrew
     
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    right on man... looks good. Now let's what you can do for that 60. :)

    Still lovin' my rear 60 bumper!
     
  10. D'Animal

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    Looks very Good!

    I will be having that done to my rig when the fabricator slows down a bit with other projects.
     
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    Love it!! Be interested to see pricing when you get to that part. I like the idea of putting the stock fender over the tube for stock looks.
     
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    not sure if i'll be marketing these.

    good looking boxers in your avitar!!
     
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    D'Animal Rescuer of Beagle and Landcruisers Moderator

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    I would think these would each be custom made. Things such as Body lift, stinger, apron, no apron, etc would be a nighmare for you.


    Good Luck though!
     
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    for that reason is probably why i won't sell them.

    now if someone wanted the exact same thing and a hood/bib hoop and was to mount them all at the same time.
    then it might work.
     
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    Nice work, they really look great!!:cheers:
     
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    WOW, that is pretty sweet!
     
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    They look great! Am planning on doing some for mine now the wheelbase is at 98", so your pics will help, thanks for posting!

    What size Iroks are they?
     
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    36x13.5x15s
     
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    Cool, and sorry for the off-topic, but am trying to decide between them, 37x14 Iroks, 36x12.5 TSL or 35x13.5 Krawlers at the moment and by the looks I run similar lift, have you been happy with them? many clearance issues?
     
  20. handcannon

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    Shucks!! I was serious about the interest, guess I'll have to keep thinking about how to mod my fenders to achieve a similar look to what you got. I want to lift the fenders for more clearance without a big suspension lift or drastically changing the looks of the rig. It's going to be a DD with some back country/ hunting thrown in. No intentions of hardcore wheeling at this point.

    The big boy in the avatar is daddy 2X now. First litter was with our reverse brindle female--10 pups, 8 various shades of brindle/reverse brindle and 2 white. Second litter was with the female in the avatar (she's now full grown but still petite)--7 pups, 6 in fawn and flashy fawn and 1 white. As you can see, I'm stuck on boxers!
     

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