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2nd Gen 4x4 35s 3" Lift w/o BODY LIFT

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Slimwood Shady, Jul 10, 2013.

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  1. Nov 13, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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    I was surprised too. Literally spent 'minutes' cutting them with the jigsaw. Not much time at all spent on them :)

    There's steel behind the plastic. I've nailed the fascia quite a bit in the rocks. I do have a brute Force front bumper on order though.....:D
     
  3. Nov 13, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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    It doesn't take long to cut the flares. I spent 2 hours from beginning to end on all four of my flares. Probably would have gone faster if I had a better dremel.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That's messed.
     
  5. Nov 13, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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    Damn, thats harsh!
     
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    when i sliced the flares on my last truck i found the dremel wheel i used left a lot of mess on them whereas yours look very clean, did they require a lot of sanding and cleaning up to give a nice finished looking edge?
     
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    If you're referring to mine, after I cut them off I used a file to clean it up and then put some door edge trim to finish it off.
     
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    The hard part is not the cutting, it's the fact that you are about to cut into a perfectly fine fender and flare. I have cut into almost every panel on my truck so I don't mind doing it. It's just that first cut that hurts. After that, it is easy.

    I used the same ones

    Just like the man said, use some automotive trim to clean it all up. In this picture, you can see the trim that I used. I heated it up using a heat gun and then pressed it on. Every few inches I see super glue on the inside to help keep it in place. I haven't had an issue with the trim coming off.

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    Hey grim - That rack looks nice!
     
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    that's what i used to raduis the fenders. when you cut a curve with a straight wheel, you eat up wheels pretty quick, so it's very nice having the quick release.

    i got a text from a friend on cutting body panels yesterday, so i'll just voice the same thing that i told him. I typically use the 4.5'' cuttoff wheel for straight cuts (high clearance rear bumper, etc... because once you sink it into the steel, it'll hold a very straight line. just have to make sure you start straight. i use a dremel for the curved or otherwise more precise cuts.

    this methodology has yet to fail me or cause any problems.
     
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    I'm still using the factory clips and they're working out fine. That and some zipties in a couple spots for extra hold.
     
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    when i still had flares, some of the blue/orange clips broke, but the primary failure was the plastic tab on the inside of the flare itself. I talked to homer about it after seeing his fenders in person. i was going to plastic weld them back on, but he said for something like that, that epoxy was better. so whether you stick with the colored clips, or use some steel hardware, i would epoxy reinforce the tabs themselves first.
     
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    This. The first time I did it I used some shitty epoxy and they broke after a few months. When I took them off to cut for my HC bumper I took some time and JB welded them back on. I put a ton of it on each side of the tabs and they seem to be holding up much better this go around.
     
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    I bought a 30 pack of the blue and a 30 pack of the orange clips. Luckily the plastic on the back of the fender flares did not break but I destroyed almost all my clips when I took my flares off originally. It will be nice to have some extra JIC
     
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    Not gonna show the other pic kase ;)
     
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