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    FJ fender bulge repair

    My driver's side inner fender tear is getting bigger. Passenger side fender is only a bulge that has not started to tear the metal yet. Please send photos and description of successful repairs done for this common FJ issue. Altering my driving style isn't an option. (Ha, ha...)




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    Re: FJ fender bulge repair

    This photo is from mid-January...



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    Re: FJ fender bulge repair

    Wow! Yours is the worst I've seen.
    Toyota did reinforce this area but I don't know what model year they started.
    Will removal of the fender gain access?

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    Re: FJ fender bulge repair

    Any cracks in the wheel well?

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    Re: FJ fender bulge repair

    Quote Originally Posted by cruiser47 View Post
    Wow! Yours is the worst I've seen.
    Toyota did reinforce this area but I don't know what model year they started.
    Will removal of the fender gain access?

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    I have not tried to remove the outer fender yet. Was hoping to see welded plate fixes done from inside the engine compartment side bridging the gap before tearing apart exterior since I know it's going to fight me putting everything back together.

    My passenger side will soon need reinforcement too.


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    Re: FJ fender bulge repair

    EEK!
    What year is your FJ Mike? From what I understand that problem was on 09's and earlier primarily.
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    Re: FJ fender bulge repair

    Quote Originally Posted by CptnStinkFinger View Post
    Any cracks in the wheel well?
    Not sure. I will need to take a closer inspection of the entire front clip tonight and post photos of my findings.

    FYI: It's a 2007 FJ.


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    Re: FJ fender bulge repair

    Quote Originally Posted by mk-Zero View Post
    EEK!
    What year is your FJ Mike? From what I understand that problem was on 09's and earlier primarily.
    Can you (or someone) send me photo of 2010 & up FJ inner fender. Curious what visual difference Toyota did to reinforce this same problem area.


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    Re: FJ fender bulge repair






    I have a temp fix for now...



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    Re: FJ fender bulge repair

    Quote Originally Posted by wheelinyotas View Post
    Not sure. I will need to take a closer inspection of the entire front clip tonight and post photos of my findings.

    FYI: It's a 2007 FJ.


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    No cracks in the fender well that I can see.


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