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  • TJ flares on a CJ

    I got my new TJ flares today (thanks 4wdh) that I will be putting on my 78 CJ. Just looking them over I can see that they will fit nicely but I have a question to anyone that has done this. It looks as though I have to cut the floor board behind the seats and the piece that turns up behind the seat, along with a bit off behind the wheel, is that right? They attach to the outer panels which is why I believe they may need to be cut. I just want to make sure this is the way to do it. Any thoughts?

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    as tony montana once said...."nothing cuts like a stihl"

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    • #3
      Yes you will need to trim the body a bit. That is why a lot of people put TJ flares on YJ's and CJ's. More wheel opening for tire clearance. Measure twice cut once, and they will look good. If I can find pictures I will post some up.

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      • #4
        Pics.... I need Pics!!!

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        • #5
          Here are some pics of my TJ flares. I did mine a bit different. I cut the mounting area of the flare down to allow for even more room and ease of instilation. This way I didnt have to fool with the lip on them.

          http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...s/46313451.jpg
          http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...s/46313490.jpg

          I got a bit happy when I did the fronts.
          http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...s/46313444.jpg
          http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...s/46313441.jpg

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          • #6
            while they're a bit pricey, bushwhacker makes some great cutout flares for CJs.

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            • #7
              Similar to my bushwacker install...

              This post http://www.4wd.com/kyoung_4wdforums/...ght=bushwacker has links to my post on JU about the install and trimming process...

              Matt

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              • #8
                I knew I would have to cut the outer panels, no big deal there. I just wasnt sure about the inner panels but I can see from the pics, just do it and then clean it up! Thanks for all your inputs, I will try to post pics when done.

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                • #9
                  On the front what I did was trim the fender back. Then I popped the spot welds for the inner fender. I pushed it back then cut 1" strips in my fender sheetmetal. Folded that back onto the inner fender and pop riveted it all to gether. I tried to weld it back but my Mig wont go down far enough not to burn through the sheet metal.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CJ7russ
                    On the front what I did was trim the fender back. Then I popped the spot welds for the inner fender. I pushed it back then cut 1" strips in my fender sheetmetal. Folded that back onto the inner fender and pop riveted it all to gether. I tried to weld it back but my Mig wont go down far enough not to burn through the sheet metal.
                    Ditto...only I welded them completely...had to go to an 025 wire and had to be careful with the heat...even with that I still blew through in a couple of places...

                    Matt

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