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    I'm thinking I'm going to need a body man

    Not what you all were thinking. My heap is still in once piece.`A little dented like always but not the reason i'm looking for a body guy.

    I think I want a pro to cut my hood 2-3"s and raise/build a set of tube fenders for the front and chop the rear 1/4 panel 2-3"s, not comp cut, but raise the opening to fit the new 37's on my POS.


    Then the plan is to take it to Staang Fab works for the long arm kit and keep a low center of gravity.

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    I heard curt's a pro with an angle grinder stay tuned for a high hood coming this week.

    My opinion, what's the fun in hacking up your heep if you're not the man wielding the weapon

    it's really not difficult to chop a straight line with some patience, and you can clean it up real purdy and slap on a nice set of custom fenders to cover up what you aren't happy with
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    sounds like a good idea
    i have a SOA and lift on my CJ and find it to high
    I want to go back down to just a 4in lift and tuck
    some 40s in there someday.. but i do not want my CJ to
    look hacked up.. i would like it to still look nice and clean
    but keep me low and give me the tire size i need... and some kind of tummy tuck for the CJ
    as the cross member hangs lower..
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    try mud brothers he has done some pretty nice stuff
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    Chris, JPMag did an article on this very thing, believe it was on the "No lift YJ" that they ran 40's on. They just used an angle grinder with a guide bracket they created and the slice came out pretty clean. After touching up the cut with paint, they used pinch seam moulding for car doors to cover the sharp edge (You could even get the chrome stuff to add a little shine). They also listed a company that makes new taller inner rear fenders for more clearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lugnutz View Post
    Chris, JPMag did an article on this very thing, believe it was on the "No lift YJ" that they ran 40's on. They just used an angle grinder with a guide bracket they created and the slice came out pretty clean. After touching up the cut with paint, they used pinch seam moulding for car doors to cover the sharp edge (You could even get the chrome stuff to add a little shine). They also listed a company that makes new taller inner rear fenders for more clearance.

    http://forums.jpmagazine.com/70/7116...ers/index.html

    ^^^TJ here.

    I still feel its a job beyond my humble two thumbs.
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    Interesting article but I would like to see a closer shot of the front fenders mating with the grill. I'm curious how he dealt with the curve on the mounting surface of the factory fenders, where they bolt up against the grill. You would expect it to cause the outside edges of the fenders to curve up, but if your going flat fender it won't matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lugnutz View Post
    Interesting article but I would like to see a closer shot of the front fenders mating with the grill. I'm curious how he dealt with the curve on the mounting surface of the factory fenders, where they bolt up against the grill. You would expect it to cause the outside edges of the fenders to curve up, but if your going flat fender it won't matter.

    http://www.marylandjeepclub.org/phpB...8255&view=next

    ^^^ kinda looking at this idea

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    Hey chris I don't see a problem cutting your hood and rear fenders then makin some front fenders... I could tackle that at the same time as the long arms, it just adds time in the garage.

    What ever you can dream up I'm prety sure I can manage.... I really like the last link!! Looks killer
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    I like the last link

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    That second link looks awesome... and with a guy with your wood working skills... you should be able to tackle some body trimming.
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    I would be willing to take on your project if no one else will. Not sure what to do with the inner fenders though.
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    Doing the same thing, sort of, this weekend. Gonna see what kind of creativity i can pull outta the grinder. Plan is high hood/flat fenders, boatsides and comp cut among some other odds and ends. Mind you i might still be recovering from new years and might get sidetracked having Craig doing a longarmed 8.8 in his ZJ beside me but we'll see what happens.

    Here's a teaser of a beast like yours with some body work on 37's



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    Curt, that pic shows what I was mentioning earlier about the curve in the front of the factory fenders causing the outside fender edges to curl upwards when you try to bolt them higher up the grill.

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    Ya i know what you're talking about lugz. Pretty sure in my hunting i stumbled across that and the fix was easy, just needed a little trim on the inside.

    Here's hoping i don't turn out like this. LOL


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    ^^^thats what i'm afraid of

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    nah, this one's still the best so far

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    Meh. No inner fenders and the tub's hardmounted (or appears to be) to the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CANADIAN ZJ! View Post
    nah, this one's still the best so far


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    You can make this? ^^^^^

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