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Good morning,

If you read my post about the skid plates, you know I am pissed that the lift did not allow 33 x 11 tires.

Superskidz and Skyjacker Lift

Spent time on youtube watching fenders being trimmed before tearing into my truck.

The arm sticking out of the frame,
I cut an X in it, took out a half in vertical piece and
beat the daylights out of it with a BFH!

Next step will be asking my tire shop to loan me a 35 take off to try on.
If it is too big I will try a 34.
If it is to big it is back in the garage and more time on the fkn arm sticking out of the frame.
May have to cut it back and take it to a welder to put a plate over the hole.

Wear goggles when using the cutoff wheel. Glasses are not enough to keep the metal flakes out of your eyes.

-- slowcrawl

One corner done, drivers side rear today,

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The foam glue tape grey crap that held on the plastic flare . . .
what is the easy way to remove it?
 

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I try to get big stuff off with a finger/thumb naiI, then I use mineral spirits (paint thinner). Won't harm paint. Will need wax after. Some recommend Goo Gone, but that is just mineral spirits with perfume.
 

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The arm sticking out of the frame,
I cut an X in it, took out a half in vertical piece and
beat the daylights out of it with a BFH!
That’s the body mount bracket. Do yourself a favor and open it up so it can be cleaned out. I chopped mine during a project and look at what I found. I fixed it but I’m glad I found it while I still could.
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That’s the body mount bracket. Do yourself a favor and open it up so it can be cleaned out. I chopped mine during a project and look at what I found. I fixed it but I’m glad I found it while I still could.
Good picture, I will look inside and check for it.
That looks like a difficult cut, did you have the body off the frame? Maybe you had it up on a lift?
On a side note, the little cutting I did made a lot of smoke, the frame gets very hot, sparks everywhere, fire is a real possibility, will move the truck outside next time I cut.
 

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Good picture, I will look inside and check for it.
That looks like a difficult cut, did you have the body off the frame? Maybe you had it up on a lift?
On a side note, the little cutting I did made a lot of smoke, the frame gets very hot, sparks everywhere, fire is a real possibility, will move the truck outside next time I cut.
It wasn’t fun to cut. I did it on jack stands with a few different cutting tools. I ended up having to cut most of the mount off in order to repair the rust hole. It took me half a day to complete.
 

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Finally done!

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A little where the circle is, at full turn. If I get out while it is in that spot I can push my finger in, the mud guard flexs in, surprised it has not rubbed a spot, I can hear it in the truck when it rubs.

Plenty of room to the body mount, I had a welder cut it and cover it for me.

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Have not had it off road yet. Wonder what having rocks pushing against them will do?
Slow crawling, no bumping,
 
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