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Offline FlyingForMe

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Re: 2013 JKU - Black on Blue Build
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2015, 07:59:30 PM »
Working on fiberglass fender liners for trimmed fenders.
Wrapped the old fender liners with an old shirt and applied some resin.  Once I get the form I'll reinforce it with fiberglass matt.




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Re: 2013 JKU - Black on Blue Build
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2015, 08:01:22 PM »
Oh yeah, trimmed my fenders... because of my front bumper I can't take much more off without it looking silly.


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Re: 2013 JKU - Black on Blue Build
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2015, 08:05:31 PM »
We can cut the bumper :-)
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Re: 2013 JKU - Black on Blue Build
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2015, 08:11:57 PM »
You are just dying to use that plasma cutter!
Hit up Cody, I bet he'd have something you could cut up sooner than later.

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Re: 2013 JKU - Black on Blue Build
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2015, 08:28:35 PM »
LOL, it's one thing after another.  As we were finishing up putting a sub panel in the garage to power the plasma cutter, my youngest tipped the air compressor over busting the outlet Nipple right at the top of the tank.  So that thing just isn't getting the practice it should be. 

Would there be room to cut the bumper without it looking funky?
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Re: 2013 JKU - Black on Blue Build
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2015, 08:38:49 PM »
We can cut the bumper :-)
I'll let u cut my bumper...
Stock for now...

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Re: 2013 JKU - Black on Blue Build
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2015, 08:51:26 PM »
What does the wonder mobile have for a bumper?

Fair warning, last time I cut any metal was in high school (about 17 years ago).  I'm willing to give it a go, we can take turns trying to get it figured out if you want.
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Re: 2013 JKU - Black on Blue Build
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2015, 09:07:26 PM »
What does the wonder mobile have for a bumper?

Fair warning, last time I cut any metal was in high school (about 17 years ago).  I'm willing to give it a go, we can take turns trying to get it figured out if you want.


I want to stubby it, cutting near the weld on the bumper. Perhaps I'll let you practice up before I let you carve up the bumper.
Stock for now...

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Re: 2013 JKU - Black on Blue Build
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2015, 09:12:19 PM »
Cutting near the seam would look good.  I'm taking  off Friday to recover from a possible hang over, so I might get some cutting practice done?  I'll let you know if I'm any good or not.
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Re: 2013 JKU - Black on Blue Build
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2015, 08:35:28 AM »
Maybe consider this angle for a cut on the front- it would match the bottom angle of your bumper (similar angle to what mine is).  Maybe round the end so it transitions to the side better.  This is what I was going to do to mine until Sean sold me his Bushwhackers...



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Re: 2013 JKU - Black on Blue Build
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2015, 08:44:39 AM »
Not a bad idea, i'm scared to take too much off, i think i'm going to live with them the way they are for a bit.
If i decide to not go back to stock for sure, then i will cut like you suggested.
If i hate it, i can always re-cut on the extra set that were passed along to me.


I think i will like the trimmed fenders a lot more when i get fender liners back in.

I popped the first one off of the mold today, it held its form pretty well and shouldn't need much more to get it ready to mount. I doubt i will have any time to work on it till after this weekend though.
I need to work on my CB install before next weekend so I have quite a bit of time in the garage coming up.

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Re: 2013 JKU - Black on Blue Build
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2015, 09:29:47 PM »
Test fit drivers side, time to apply resin and create basic mold for passenger and stretch and resin the custom parts of the drivers side.


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Re: 2013 JKU - Black on Blue Build
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2015, 10:31:25 PM »
All glassed up, just gotta wait for it to setup,  remove it then reinforce it.


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Re: 2013 JKU - Black on Blue Build
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2015, 07:56:08 PM »
Got the drivers side on and painted, might need a little trimming yet but am going to wait and see how it holds up, and wrap up the passenger side.


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Re: 2013 JKU - Black on Blue Build
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2015, 03:47:31 PM »
That's looking really good !


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