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Updated on May 06, 2012
Bed-Liner Application/Fender Trimming
The first thing I did to it was some rust removal and bed lining.
Here's Right after I Painted it.
The next step was obvious, I needed to do some fender trimming since there was a lot of rust hidden underneath the plastic fenders.
They really need to find something to stop cars from rusting...
I basically used a nice cut-off wheel and traced out what i absolutely needed to cut off of the passenger side, then matched the drivers side to that cut. It ended up being one of the easiest thing's I've done to the jeep so far, as long as you don't care about the lovely metal/paint dust coating you'll be blowing out of your nose for a few days.
This was a rough cut.
And the finished product.
The rear fenders on XJ's are a little more complicated, Being a unibody vehicle the back panels are part of the actual structure, So unless i could get my hands on a welder there's no way I could cut the back without losing structural integrity. The next best thing is to cut notches at a 90degree angle with the fender itself, then roll/pursuade them under into the wheel well (my pursuading involved a nice rubber mallot). That way the seam welds are still there and the wheel well is still opened up a bit.
Here's the only before picture I really have This was after I was pulled out of a swamp by a backhoe. That's the waterline by the taillight.
And here's the finished fender. If you haven't noticed I also sanded/painted the factory rims to attempt to make it a little more unique till i get new tires.
And here's a shot of them together with the blacked out rims.
Page 1: Introduction
Page 2: Engine Upgrades
Page 3: Bed-Liner/Fender Trimming
Page 4: Custom Lift Kit - Rear
Page 5: Custom Lift Kit - Front
Page 6: Exterior Lighting Upgrades
Page 7: Gauge Cluster Upgrade
Page 8: Interior/Sound
Page 9: Misc Jeep Pictures
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where can i find those new white gauges? There nice.
i did that same guage swap. how did you change the milage on the new cluster??
There was enough of a gap to manually move them up and keep going until it matched up. I was lucky, not sure if it works for everyone like that though.
Cool XJ, keep up the good work. 5 stars!
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