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Old 03-09-2006, 09:46 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of narrowing the front of my blazer. What is the easiest way of doing this?
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:48 PM   #3
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Do you care what it looks like? If not, a sawzall will do.

I'm planning on narrowing the front of my EB later on this year, but I'll use a table top bandsaw to cut the grille into 3 pieces, and I've already contacted a man to TIG it back together. My front inner clip is getting tossed in favor of a tube front end, but I've seen people narrow them as well. My plan is to cut 8-9" out of the front, and I may angle it down at the front for improved line of sight, we'll see if it makes a difference or not.
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:54 PM   #4
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I'm either going to use a or a cutoff wheel. Looks are not all that important. I just want to bring the front fenders in as much as possible so I can see whats in front of me.
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NAH! If you want the MOST FUN use a gas powered industrial metal saw!!!
It looks like a chainsaw with a flat round metal cutoff of blade, like a chop saw. You can rent one for about 20$ a day and there a lot of fun!
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I 2nd the cutoff wheel or abrasive disc in a circular saw.......

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i'g go angle grinder witha a cut off disk...makes a clean cut....also threw anything and u can control the cut more precisely
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OK now that the tools have been covered lol, what I'm really looking for is more of a step by step. i.e. where to cut and how much? I'm not going to narrow the rear because I sill have to haul stuff around the ranch.
If anybody has any detailed pic's of narrowing the front could you please share them?
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Old 03-14-2006, 04:10 PM   #15
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sorry i missed this post. i have some pics here http://www.texasoffroad.net/galleries/members/albuo60
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Old 03-14-2006, 04:21 PM   #16
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Bowtie thanks for the pics. very informative. Question are your hood hinges stock or did you fab them ? The hinges on my blazer are bolted to the fenders
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i'm not using hinges. i remove the hood altogether when i need to work under there.
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Old 03-14-2006, 04:49 PM   #18
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oh! Just wondering in a few of the pics it looked like the hinges went strait into the front of the cab
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his hinges did come of the cab. they changed them in '81, yours being a 79 are bolted to the fenders. just put your hood on with hood pins or don't run a hood. I haven't ran on for a long time now.
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