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CherokeeGoose 09-12-2017 05:05 PM

Cherokee tube fenders
 
I can't seemed to find after market fender flares that i like. So I decided to build my own tube fenders since now I have most of the tooling. Bare with me as the process goes on:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...c00cdb451b.jpgStarted off with removing the fenders. Super simple task.https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...42eafa2b1d.jpgI picked up some angle iron from Lowe's. This is where i will weld my top tube too. I drilled some holes and bolted them up.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...1b86f76e19.jpgThe tube im using is 1 3/4 and also 1 1/2. The top tube is 1 3/4 and notched to fit in the corner of the door and windshield. I will cap the inside to keep dirt out.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...fc6bbd7b5f.jpgNotching the tube. This way made it a little easier
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...02eb3d08de.jpgA little more cutting to the notch to help fit in corner of the door and windshield
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...0a218c49c5.jpgPre fitting to that corner

CherokeeGoose 09-12-2017 05:11 PM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...23626db97e.jpgPre fittment
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...1d5fa3f753.jpgTack welded in place
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...d65b0cb582.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...63d3f8bfe7.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...818422aef4.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...ae3e3b4dd8.jpg
other than pre bending some other parts that's it for today

WyoCherokee 09-13-2017 09:54 AM

SUbbed to see how these go!

Jeepin'_Aint_EZ 09-13-2017 10:43 AM

I'll sub in as well. Gotta smooth that front edge for sure but sweet concept so far.

CherokeeGoose 09-13-2017 12:20 PM


Originally Posted by Jeepin'_Aint_EZ (Post 3422319)
I'll sub in as well. Gotta smooth that front edge for sure but sweet concept so far.

oh yeah definitely!

CherokeeGoose 09-13-2017 01:38 PM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...f718613665.jpg1 1/2 tubing notched and bent. This will be going in the door jam area and connect to the unibody frame.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...c95c42d4e8.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...33170c4e4c.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...657c6e7e7d.jpgZip tied to the vehicle to check fitment

CherokeeGoose 09-13-2017 01:52 PM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...c4a51a7c21.jpgGetting ready to tack. I placed a block of wood to ensure i had room to open and close the door
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...529414e358.jpgSome flat plate to tie into the frame.

CherokeeGoose 09-13-2017 02:02 PM

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...5959191132.jpgTacked in place
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...b9813e4c35.jpg

now to start the tubing near the grill

CherokeeGoose 09-13-2017 02:28 PM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...bcde7e0adb.jpgSo i dont like how tucked in the tubing was compared to the grill so i came up with a type of spacer.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...5db61d918f.jpgI cut some tubing in half, drilled a hole and welded a bolt in. These will be mounted in yhe factory holes that the stock fender was bolted to.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...be170c12a9.jpgIt will look something like this. Tubing will be welded to the mounts/spacers. Just needs a little tweaking to get it where i like.

CherokeeGoose 09-13-2017 02:54 PM

Newbie mistake #1. Can't notch straight when there is a bend so close to the clamp holding the tube. Had to hand notch this one but so far so good.https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...e6ca7c26d3.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...07e259dcb7.jpg

CherokeeGoose 09-13-2017 03:02 PM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...d3662c4823.jpgtacked. Now the tubing that flares it out

WyoCherokee 09-13-2017 03:11 PM

you have greatly peaked my interest. i like where these are going!

CherokeeGoose 09-13-2017 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by WyoCherokee (Post 3422370)
you have greatly peaked my interest. i like where these are going!

thanks, I appreciate it!

CherokeeGoose 09-13-2017 06:04 PM

Flare tube is tacked up and I also added a support. Thats pretty much it for tubing. I will be sheet metaling to close it up when I get a chance to run to my metal supply guys. Than it's just capping all the holes, shaving some edges to keep it sleek, and paint. https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...4fb61a69a9.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...5632b6fee8.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...084e60845c.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.che...e4edb949bc.jpg
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WyoCherokee 09-14-2017 07:36 AM

have you checked your uptravel with the tires on and turning lock to lock? looks like they may hit the tubing before they bumpstop out.


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