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Looking for some input on fender trimming such as this, what would it entail? I do not yet have a 2nd gen Frontier but will soon. I think I would like to replicate this style of fender trimming when I do get one, for larger tires with minimal lift. Thoughts on what this would entail? Would it be decently easy or are there pinch welds and other work involved?
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/ctd/d/2009-nissan-frontier-crew-cab/6391032726.html
 

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Apparently this rig used to belong to Maxacceleration. He was in the Wenatchee area. Anybody have his contact info, know what he moved on to, know which body shop there did the work? I found the most info in the 'What did you do to your Frontier today?' thread, doesn't look like he had a build thread.
 

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Looks like they trimmed the outer 1.25 inch lip on each fender.

If you're good with grinders then you have some options. (A sawzall might disrort the metal)

I would take a cutting disc and rough cut it with as good of a curve match that I could do.

Then I'd chase it with a 60 grit grinding disc to bring it in close to the fender line that is being retained.

Finish it with an 80 or higher grit disc or even a walter flap wheel.

Then use an orbital sander DA to bring down the loose/burnt paint around the edges. Start the DA pads at 60 grit, then gradually bring up to about 400 grit, prime, then sand to 320 and 400 grit and repaint.

Or if you dont care about a factory appearance, then just use the 60 grit DA paper and prime, then do an 80 grit and paint it. For best rust prevention use a self etching zinc primer.
 
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