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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: off with removing the fenders. Super simple task. 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. 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. the tube. This way made it a little easier little more cutting to the notch to help fit in corner of the door and windshield fitting to that corner

CherokeeGoose 09-12-2017 05:11 PM fittment welded in place
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 1/2 tubing notched and bent. This will be going in the door jam area and connect to the unibody frame. tied to the vehicle to check fitment

CherokeeGoose 09-13-2017 01:52 PM ready to tack. I placed a block of wood to ensure i had room to open and close the door flat plate to tie into the frame.

CherokeeGoose 09-13-2017 02:02 PM in place

now to start the tubing near the grill

CherokeeGoose 09-13-2017 02:28 PM i dont like how tucked in the tubing was compared to the grill so i came up with a type of spacer. 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. 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.

CherokeeGoose 09-13-2017 03:02 PM 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.

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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