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Houston body chop help

Good morning all
i had a chance to get up underneath the fj this morning and noticed that the front tires are rubbing the mounts.
Anyone in the houston area able to help me out with a BMC? I am in Conroe but will travel.

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Pretty easy to do yourself. I did it with an angle grinder, truck still on the ground and tire still on. Just turn the wheels one way or the other t get the space to do it.
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Re: Houston body chop help

Ok
Thanks StrangerRanger. i was concerned about welding the cut metal.
does it have to be closed back?

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Re: Houston body chop help

I did an aggressive chop almost 2 yrs ago and never welded them.. Just grind them smooth and paint them.
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Some people say yes, some people say no on closing them back up. I did, but I have easy access to a welder, and I only did it for cosmetics...
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If you’re still looking, I’m having duggy’s garage do mine this weekend. I’ve been pretty impressed with his service so far. I’ll let you know how it goes.
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where is Duggys Garage?

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Re: Houston body chop help

I also cut mine, and never welded it. Used a Dremel lol

If it is just a slight rub, it is likely just the mudflap anyway. You may not even have to cut the mount. If they are just 285s for example, and if you haven't yet....get it aligned. Tell them to add as much positive caster as possible. This will move your wheels forward and they will clear the mounts.

If you chop, do it like this (even if you don't weld it right away)
https://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...ml#post4515066
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Re: Houston body chop help

buy a grinder and a few cutting wheels. it's not rocket science
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