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Old 10-27-05, 07:51 PM
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Question Cut fender Pics

I need to see how other's have cut their rear fenders to add flares or wide body kits, I have cut the rears on my parts car and the 2 skins that are left offer to options to close them up, (1) Weld them together or (2) Pop rivet and seal.
Anybody cut the rears and how did you go about it?
I am adding wheel flares to give me more room for my 15x9 225 rear Epsilons for lowering as I keep dialing the car in for drifting. I also have 1.75 inch spacers for my 15x7 WED and Enkei wheels.

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Old 10-30-05, 07:46 PM
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Nobody has ever cut their rear fenders???
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Old 10-30-05, 08:04 PM
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I have, but they are covered up with the flares.
On my old widebody, we used stainless steel pop rivets and sealer. This time, we welded them back together.
Either way seems to work fine.

Used a sawzall to cut them btw.
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Im also doing overfenders, but dont really want to have to repaint the whole fender. Im going with the panspeed overfenders. How about I go about cutting the stock fender, without completely destroying the paint? These will also be riveted on. Here they are on Devil FC's car. http://www.teamfc3s.org/forum/member...hp?img_id=7005
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Old 10-31-05, 06:30 PM
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Cool, thanks for the feedback! I'll post some pics when I start cutting.
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whats up slammed ? I would say if the fenders are metal thet you can weld go for it its more durable than rivets. also for the rivets you will have to grind them down to do the bondo work and that will weaken them or even if you leave them and do bondo over you'll be at it for days. I would say tack the fender into place.( af6ter of course you cut the quarter panels to where u want to fit the wheels.) then go and leave a clean tack wel every 4" more or less. make sure you set the welders amps high enough to penetrate both pieces of metal . to do a cheap weld and then bondo over will only lead to problems. then after you finish tack welding then you can grind the top of welds til ALMOST flush (dont break weld) then the bondo work will be a breeze! HOPE THAT HELPED SOME-Erik
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on my FC rears...

I cut the outer sheetmetal first.
next, cut slices in the inner sheetmetal to bend it outward.
then, I welded the two together.
lastly I cut off the remaining inner sheetmetal.
I siliconed the entire seam then painted it many times.

taaadaaah

poprivets work but that sheetmetal does carry some stress so I like to see them welded up.
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