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what did you cut the fenders with? looks smooth and even
x2 i need to redo mine... came out kinda choppy
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Cut out the fenders today, which took me forever since I had to use a dremel and 1" cutting wheels cause its all I really have to make clean precision cuts

love you zabeard, probably just skipped a line on accident haha! now make me a tube bumper for the B4K!
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my bad I just like looking at pictures.
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love you zabeard, probably just skipped a line on accident haha! now make me a tube bumper for the B4K!
Beat you to it!
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Its going to allow me to tuck my sliders up into the body more, they are going to be 2x4 box steel with a 3/16" wall.
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your copying my idea! ha
thats how i'm gonna do my sliders, 2x4x.250 rec tubing

that was my first thought when i saw the rocker missing.
the dremel is too slow for me lol.. did you cut along the line where the flare was origionaly at? or in a little and fold it over? either way is that the outline of the flare?

and are you going to mount them flat or angled?

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I cut along the line my flares "rubbed" into my paint, so it came out looking good cause of that line. Im going to use 2x4" 3/16th wall tubing for my sliders, they will be mounted flat but Ill prolly add some tube on the outsides of them as steps (will be duke of hazarding it into my truck with the cage)/tree sliders.
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i'm gonna cut mine out and mount the sliders at something like a 30-45 angle... idk.. i'll probably cut it out and then see how it looks and weld em in that way. what are you mounting it to the frame with?



how flimsy are the fenders now? i made a line along the flare and cut about 1" inside that on the bed. then notched it and bent it over to add some rigidity into it. but either way i'll have about the same size hole up front in a few weeks.
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i'm gonna cut mine out and mount the sliders at something like a 30-45 angle... idk.. i'll probably cut it out and then see how it looks and weld em in that way. what are you mounting it to the frame with?



how flimsy are the fenders now? i made a line along the flare and cut about 1" inside that on the bed. then notched it and bent it over to add some rigidity into it. but either way i'll have about the same size hole up front in a few weeks.
the fenders actually feel pretty solid for taking out as much as I did. Im going to mount the sliders to the frame with some 1.75 Hrew or Dom most likely.
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when i was planning on doing the cage in class for a project i was going to use 2x4x.250 for the outriggers and tie the cage into those.. but since i wont have time for the cage my friend is building a front bumper and im building the rear.. so i'll probably use 1.75x.120 DOM to mount them if i have enough left over

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Lookin good.
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the fenders actually feel pretty solid for taking out as much as I did. Im going to mount the sliders to the frame with some 1.75 Hrew or Dom most likely.
If you can afford it, i would use DOM. I used DOM for the framing on my rockers and then used HREW on the "tree pivot bar" (the part that comes out past the body / rocker) and i have dented the HREW already and i have only had the truck out 3 times.

I will be cutting the HREW out this winter and replacing it with DOM.

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If you can afford it, i would use DOM. I used DOM for the framing on my rockers and then used HREW on the "tree pivot bar" (the part that comes out past the body / rocker) and i have dented the HREW already and i have only had the truck out 3 times.

I will be cutting the HREW out this winter and replacing it with DOM.

Just my .o2...
What wall thickness are you running? Have you thought about CREW? CREW is much stronger than HREW. Nothing compared to DOM tho
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Looking good. Nice clean cuts.

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Nope AC is coming out.
Wanna let me get that compressor hose!! lol
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What wall thickness are you running? Have you thought about CREW? CREW is much stronger than HREW. Nothing compared to DOM tho
I'm running .125in wall thickness. I have never used CREW but it may be a good cheap "er" alternative.

My old sliders were DOM and i never bent them. And i spent a good amount of time on them with a 128.5 in wheel base.
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I'm running .125in wall thickness. I have never used CREW but it may be a good cheap "er" alternative.

My old sliders were DOM and i never bent them. And i spent a good amount of time on them with a 128.5 in wheel base.
.120 wall crew should not dent that easily. Ive seen hrew dent with a hammer, crew takes a beating with a hammer before it dents.

I have not gotten any dents in my old sliders I am sure they have not had the abuse yours have, but my new ones will be made out of .095 wall crew which is even lighter.
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Wow! The truck looks a lot different, but in a good way.
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