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Old 09-10-2019, 10:14 PM   #1
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So one of my factory fender flares got ripped wheeling the other day so I took em all off. I hate the bolt holes and really like how it looks sans flares. Is it safe to follow the body line and just cut all the holes off or is that gonna be too much?
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On the front you are pretty safe, but on the rear?? There is an internal pinch weld that secures the outer body metal to the fender well. If you cut above it, you will have to weld metal back to it to secure it from flapping around. You can pull the inner plastic trim in the cargo area and see if the bolts are exposed. If so, then they are above the pinch weld. Which I am pretty sure they will be.
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On the front you are pretty safe, but on the rear?? There is an internal pinch weld that secures the outer body metal to the fender well. If you cut above it, you will have to weld metal back to it to secure it from flapping around. You can pull the inner plastic trim in the cargo area and see if the bolts are exposed. If so, then they are above the pinch weld. Which I am pretty sure they will be.
From what I seen the bolt holes for holding the fender flare brackets on aren't near any welds. I'm only looking to take about an inch off the fenders
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Search “cut and fold” for rear trimming technique. You can do that up front also to maintain a bit more rigidity, though it’s not necessary there.
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