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It's time to draw the line...

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by wussyPup, Mar 5, 2007.

Where should I cut?

Poll closed Mar 12, 2007.
  1. A - just a little; can always cut off more later

    13.0%
  2. B - a little more

    13.0%
  3. C - now were getting serious

    21.7%
  4. D - that's lots; can always weld it back on later

    52.2%
  1. wussyPup

    wussyPup just another ex-VI Cruiser

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    It's time to draw the line...
    ...and start cutting.

    I have a rubbing issue with my 35x12.50R15 BFGs; they rub occasionally on my alloy ECB. I've put up with it so far, but a tree repositioned one side so now I have to deal with it. Pics of the damage will come in a separate thread. These are pics of the good side.

    First pic gives perspective, second pic shows 4 choices, labelled A-D, from left to right; help me choose where to cut by voting for whcih line you think will look best.

    Thanks, -Steve

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  2. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    I think a slightly different angle that follows the curve more like the way an ARB does it
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  3. Photo_Cruiser

    Photo_Cruiser

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    Good God...just cut the dang thing......

    I am starting a poll on how many squares to use when I wipe 5, 7, 9 or 11

    waddaya alll think?

    Just kidding dude, but damn, just go in the middle of all those lines and fix it......
     
  4. 80 Cruiser Rod

    80 Cruiser Rod

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    Your "D" line looks like it will keep the same contour of the tire.
     
  5. Bitehard

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    Dude you have to start at C cause you can always take more off....go C...or C1/2.:skull:
     
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    X2

    Make it flow with the body
     
  7. reffug

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    X3 fung shwey it...............
     
  8. dogcatch'n

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    use a string and tie it to a magic-marker, point the marker at the top of your bumper, where it meets the fender and hold the other end of the string at the center of your hub, draw tight, and draw line down. this will give you the perfect arc to cut out....

    V.....
     
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    fzjchase

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    Make it flow...
     
  10. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    follow the curve.

    start with less and then finetune... easy to take off, hard to put back...
     
  11. toylndcrusr

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    X2.........
     
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  13. maverick_sr71

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    The correct answer is rip the girly alloy one and stick on a manly steel bar. ARB ones are already cut to suit. TIC
    ARB Steel Bar.jpg
     
  14. wussyPup

    wussyPup just another ex-VI Cruiser

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    Yeah, an ARB would be nice. But until then...
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    Haven't tried it with the 35x12.50R15 BFG MTs yet, but the new 255/85R16 Toyo M55s fit fine. I was very surprised by how light that alloy bar is; no problem removing and re-installing on my own.
     
  15. Sarmajor

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    Where to CUT

    IMHO and speaking from experience!!! Cut the wings off forward of where the overlap the fibreglass flares.

    If you drop the front into a hole and bend the end of the bar it will wipe the flare off nicely adding to the repair bill.
    I have done it twice with my bar. Once on each side. Luckily I can unbolt he wings off the bar and throw them away.

    Just my $0.02 worth.