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any boby cut there rear quarter pannels?

i have noticed that i have a really bad deproch angle. i was wondering if any body has cut their rear quarter pannels? i know i can go up stuff with the front and not the back. pix

here i have plenty of room.

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here i dont....i was thinking of cutting along the line or somthing like that.

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well....first off.....look at ya....STOCK! no lift no nothing. IF you lifted it and throw on bigger tires...BAM! there's alot of new found clearence!


how's this for departure angle? (lifted truck, no body cuts)

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ya i no i want to do a bl so bad but i dont have the money to regear to 4.56 at the moment (i have 3.73)
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yea you need a lift...
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ya i no i want to do a bl so bad but i dont have the money to regear to 4.56 at the moment (i have 3.73)
You'd still gain a few degrees more of departure angle with a bodylift and those current 32's.
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BL it, they are cheap and run your 32's.
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dont cut it, lift it!
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Cut it. Its a great way to increase clearance.
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Remember that youll need a custom bumper to take advantage of the clearance though.
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take bumper off.
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i think im gonna cut it.......here is a QUICK photoshop

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I cut mine

The red line shows where the bottom used to be.

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I cut the lip off, then cut out maybe six inches and then welded the lip back on so it didn't look so hacked up.

The fender openings are also widened up- I should be able to stuff a 36-37" tire in there easily.

I like the way you did it at an angle in your photochop, I thought about doing it that way, it would've looked better from the side
but I couldn't do it by welding the lip back on like I did on mine, so I just cut it straight
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cut it. you gain clearance but dont raise your CG. just take your time and do it right. then make a bumper to take advantage of it!
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ya i have a plasma cutter so it should be pretty easy. also slammer do u have more pix f ur bumper. the only thing im worried about is when i bl it will the frame be really low and pretty much kill the clearence i just gained cause it will hang down...i dont know. slammer do u have any more pix at all?
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Here's one from the rear

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I'm still looking for my other pics.

I should take some more- I'm supposed to be out washing the truck right now, just washed the wife's compass and came
in for a break. Ill get another pic or two since I've added some bracing to the bumper recently.
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ok I'm done cleaning the truck and I took some pics

here ya go

this shows a pic of the chop with the lip welded back on
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and some of the bumper
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It may be hard to tell from the pics, but the bottom of the bed in back is just below the top of the frame,
so with a body lift, you'd be above the frame with a quarter panel chop. I don't think it would look bad though
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You did a great job finishing off that edge.

Love the bumpers and tiregate thing!!
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