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The Big C
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Horizontal Mambo
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spotts78
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PostSubject: BMC Complete!   BMC Complete! Icon_minitimeMon Jan 28, 2013 9:13 am

Been looking at my FJ Mod Matrix and want to tackle the BMC! Research indicates a few ways to skin the cat here. Don't want to chop and leave the hole open, so here's three methods others have used.
What are your thoughts/experience?

1. The Big "C" - cut a curved section around the circumference, then fab up a filler plate
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2. Horizontal Mambo - cut out a flat section, then fab up a filler plate
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3. "Easy as cake" - cut out a pie slice from the body mount, then bend it back
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PostSubject: Re: BMC Complete!   BMC Complete! Icon_minitimeMon Jan 28, 2013 9:39 am

When I did it for a buddy he cut a C in it and i just tack welded a piece of metal on it then beat it around the C. Perfect fit. Didn't look as nice as those but it served its purpose. The easiest way is probably the horizontal cut. No complex bends.
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PostSubject: Re: BMC Complete!   BMC Complete! Icon_minitimeMon Jan 28, 2013 9:46 am

I think it very well may depend on tire size? as the C-cut is the most clearance. For example if you plan on running 35's you might not have much of a choice lol
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PostSubject: Re: BMC Complete!   BMC Complete! Icon_minitimeMon Jan 28, 2013 12:55 pm

spotts78 wrote:
Been looking at my FJ Mod Matrix and want to tackle the BMC! Research indicates a few ways to skin the cat here. Don't want to chop and leave the hole open, so here's three methods others have used.

I am also Planning this mod but I was going to have Auto Solutions do mine.
They appear to do a "C" .

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PostSubject: Re: BMC Complete!   BMC Complete! Icon_minitimeMon Jan 28, 2013 1:58 pm

Hopefully ASI is chopping mine on Friday!
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PostSubject: Re: BMC Complete!   BMC Complete! Icon_minitimeMon Jan 28, 2013 3:22 pm

Brian wrote:
Hopefully ASI is chopping mine on Friday!

I've got you in the calendar!!!
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PostSubject: Re: BMC Complete!   BMC Complete! Icon_minitimeMon Jan 28, 2013 4:32 pm

Auto Solutions wrote:
Brian wrote:
Hopefully ASI is chopping mine on Friday!

I've got you in the calendar!!!

Bring your link skids too Brian while they have the welder out!
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PostSubject: Re: BMC Complete!   BMC Complete! Icon_minitimeMon Jan 28, 2013 7:49 pm

Auto Solutions wrote:
Brian wrote:
Hopefully ASI is chopping mine on Friday!
I've got you in the calendar!!!
Awesome, I should be there by 1


MadToy wrote:
Auto Solutions wrote:
Brian wrote:
Hopefully ASI is chopping mine on Friday!
I've got you in the calendar!!!
Bring your link skids too Brian while they have the welder out!
I won't have time between now and then to install them. I wish I would have thought of that. I could have put them on Sunday.
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PostSubject: Re: BMC Complete!   BMC Complete! Icon_minitimeMon Jan 28, 2013 11:11 pm

i cut a bunch out...then cut a straight line (pie) and bent it in...i didnt put a piece back in jsut havent done it...ive got alot of little pieces that i can use to fill it in with...jsut havent done it yet...

cut it bend it paint it....LOL
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PostSubject: Re: BMC Complete!   BMC Complete! Icon_minitimeTue Jan 29, 2013 10:06 pm

Went the horizontal mambo route. Was a fun, easy, and cheap mod. I can use the money saved doing it myself on bigger tires now, ha! Gave the mud flaps a trim job, I have a feeling they may need to go altogether in the near future.
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PostSubject: Re: BMC Complete!   BMC Complete! Icon_minitimeWed Jan 30, 2013 2:09 am

nice work, looks good.
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PostSubject: Re: BMC Complete!   BMC Complete! Icon_minitimeWed Jan 30, 2013 10:35 am

Yea man looks very clean! I really need to learn how to weld Crying or Very sad
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