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  • Originally posted by 2001TJ View Post
    The white looks nice, but you gotta do the rear fenders too or it won't look right.
    I agree-- a rear set is in the works-- expect Czech Fab to be cranking out some 62MM throttle bodies soon!

    Originally posted by jeepdirt View Post
    I still say black. If you do it all white, Puff Daddy might throw a party on that yacht

    haha-- that's the idea!

    Originally posted by Pete View Post
    He's in luck, they are still around selling white wall inserts!!

    http://www.portawallshop.com/index.php
    bummer-- they don't make them in 17". :(
    'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
    1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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    • Lotta clearance!
      Rich Volpi - 2000 XJ, 1989 MJ

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      • I bet if you stepped up with the cash, they would create some 17s for you - go for 4"
        Larry Anderson - Just a quiet, little trail rig.

        NJJC Treasurer

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        • OK-- finally got this done. Here's a mini tech- article for you.

          Installing GenRight Aluminum Front fenders on a JK-

          well, first you have to pull the OEM stuff off. There are a bunch of different plastic clips & push-in fasteners to pull/snap/curse at. There are also 4-5 small metric bolts. This is what the drivers side looks like with the fender & liner removed.


          The first thing is to get the nutzerts in. The Genright flares utilize almost all of the OEM holes, which happen to be just a hair too small. I used a UniBit to enlarge them to the required 3/8".




          this is the nifty little tool GenRight supplies. It is simply a 5/16 serrated flanged nut, two small-but-thick steel washers that act as bearings, and a grade 8 1/4-20 bolt.


          Being in the 'Rustbelt', I have grown to be very concerned with potential rust sources (bare metal). So I figure a little RTV will help keep water/salt out of the mix.


          ready for business


          I had to create a little space behind the fender on two of the top bolts for installation. There is plenty of room once the tool is removed.


          all in



          I got all the bolts lined up & in before snuggin' any of them down. The OEM metric one I put in first. GenRight supplies all the rest-- button head stainless-- NICE!
          'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
          1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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          • The one thing I wasn't crazy about was the bottom rear of these things. All that is holding them on is the sheetmetal. They are not tied to anything structural. The fender moves around kinda easily. Being the part of the flare that is closest to the ground, I was visualizing a rock or tree peeling this part off/back, easily. A little head scratching came up with a plan to bolt the bottom to a more structural part of the body that is right off the body mount. The sheet metal there is atleast 4 different pieces laminated together. It is about 1/4" thick. I eyeballed it carefully & drilled away.






            I then wacked a bunch off of the liner


            liner in & everything tight


            before & after (a little out of sink here)



            Done

            'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
            1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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            • Looks good Peter! It might just be the image, but the white fenders look to be a different white from the body. Was that done on purpose?

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              • Kurt-- yeah, good eye! The Jeep is more of a cream, the fenders more of an appliance white. I am going to look for a rattle can of the OEM color & just paint 'em on the Jeep. A little masking will make that an easy job (not having to remove them again)
                'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
                1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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                • Turned out good.
                  Dan M.
                  Former President, Secretary, Treasurer
                  48 days on trail in 2012!
                  '85 CJ7 - 4.0L,T-18,4.10s,Locked F&R,35s,Caged,Winch
                  '68 Kaiser Jeep M715 body transplant on '90 Dodge W350 in progress

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                  • Just be careful respraying them. The paint the body shop used is a eurothene most likely and if it wasn't baked hot enough, the acrylic laquer in touch up paint will lift the body shop paint. I'd give it a few months in this temperature to cure first.

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                    • Kurt-- nothing that fancy, these are sprayed with Rustoleum--
                      'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
                      1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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                      • That's 2nd to last photo, were you sitting on the roof or is that how it normally looks from your perspective?
                        Dan M.
                        Former President, Secretary, Treasurer
                        48 days on trail in 2012!
                        '85 CJ7 - 4.0L,T-18,4.10s,Locked F&R,35s,Caged,Winch
                        '68 Kaiser Jeep M715 body transplant on '90 Dodge W350 in progress

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                        • http://www.paintscratch.com/ that is where i get my paint if you want a spot on color. looks very nice Peter !!
                          Chris


                          2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
                          5.7 hemi
                          Quadra drive 2

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                          • Originally posted by warthog_cj7 View Post
                            That's 2nd to last photo, were you sitting on the roof or is that how it normally looks from your perspective?

                            Haha-- no to either. :D

                            I was standing on the seats of the Willys.
                            'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
                            1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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                            • next up:
                              1. White door handles
                              2. White top
                              3. White wall tires
                              4. White mirrors
                              5. Let the hair go naturally white.....
                              Larry Anderson - Just a quiet, little trail rig.

                              NJJC Treasurer

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                              • I then wacked a bunch off
                                TEE-HEE!!!

                                next up:
                                1. White door handles
                                2. White top
                                3. White wall tires
                                4. White mirrors
                                5. Let the hair go naturally white...
                                I disagree. Next up: Matching rear fenders! Looks good!
                                Chris Barnes - Former NJJC President, Wannabe Fabricator, Errant Mechanic
                                I fix stuff by a little bit of trial, a lot of error, and a TON of bad words!
                                2001 TJ, upgraded as broken

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