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Old 07-06-2018, 08:00 PM   #1
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Fender installation predicament

If you've seen my progress on the "What did you do with your truck today" thread, you'll note the I just installed my inner fenders. Trouble is, there appears to be no way to get the outer fenders on over the inners.

Should I bolt the inners/outers together first and then install both as a unit?
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:31 PM   #2
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Re: Fender installation predicament

When I saw that post I was thinking the same thing, I believe the inner fenders have to be on and they are installed as an assembly.

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Old 07-06-2018, 09:27 PM   #3
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When I saw that post I was thinking the same thing, I believe the inner fenders have to be on and they are installed as an assembly.

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After fiddling all morning struggling to install the outer fenders, I finally gave up, tore everything apart and bolted the inners and outers together as a unit. Result: fenders were installed in 5 minutes.
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:04 PM   #4
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Re: Fender installation predicament

I think I remember going though that over 30 years ago but I always seem to have to do things twice because something doesn't jive the first time.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:17 AM   #5
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I have found DIY actually means DIO (do it over --and over). Perseverance wins the day
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:00 PM   #6
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Re: Fender installation predicament

I installed my passenger fender over an already installed inner fender. if I remember right you have to remove the bolts on the top of the core support because the fender slides under there. if your fenders are painted though I wouldn't do it. you WILL scratch them. its messy. as a unit is the best way.
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If you've seen my progress on the "What did you do with your truck today" thread, you'll note the I just installed my inner fenders. Trouble is, there appears to be no way to get the outer fenders on over the inners.

Should I bolt the inners/outers together first and then install both as a unit?
Looks like you figured it out, but I did notice in your first pic that the core support bolts that attach the inner fender were already installed. One of those bolts goes through the outer fender.

I did mine with the inners installed, but you have to keep all the bolts loose until everything is in place. There is a surprising amount of moving and twisting to get all the holes to line up.
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Old 07-25-2018, 12:11 AM   #8
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Re: Fender installation predicament

when I installed my front fenders, I fought with it for a long time. then my wife suggested I assemble everything on the garage floor. we did that, removed the front wheels & 3 of us were able to lift the front clip up and drop it right in. some times she scares me with how smart she is.
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when I installed my front fenders, I fought with it for a long time. then my wife suggested I assemble everything on the garage floor. we did that, removed the front wheels & 3 of us were able to lift the front clip up and drop it right in. some times she scares me with how smart she is.

I frequently ask my wife's advice on car builds. Being a non-participant, she has a different way of looking at things than me, and sometimes that's what it takes to solve a problem.
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I frequently ask my wife's advice on car builds. Being a non-participant, she has a different way of looking at things than me, and sometimes that's what it takes to solve a problem.
YEP, that can work!

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I think I remember going though that over 30 years ago but I always seem to have to do things twice because something doesn't jive the first time.
If anything is worth doing, It is worth doing twice. I live and breath by that, or at least it seams to be the norm.

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when I installed my front fenders, I fought with it for a long time. then my wife suggested I assemble everything on the garage floor. we did that, removed the front wheels & 3 of us were able to lift the front clip up and drop it right in. some times she scares me with how smart she is.
Every once in a while mine is the same way. I'll ask some random question and she will remember the answer better than myself.
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