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Old 07-01-2013, 11:43 PM
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Patch Panel Comparison F-100/250/350 to F-500/600

Ok...here's a longish question that may or may not be easy to answer. I know that my truck (F-500) has larger wheel openings than the F-100/250/350. Here's the question: Is the F-100 front fender (particularly the lower part, near the door) the same size with the exception of the larger lip/smaller wheel opening for the "light" trucks and the "medium" trucks?

I was wondering if using a patch panel for the F-100 would work, with a little cutting and bending to shape the wheel opening while retaining the shape of the lip/contor line. I was thinking that if the F-100 fender could be overlayed on mine that I could trace the opening cut line, leave myself some extra metal for finishing, cut the F-100 patch panel, use a metal brake to provide a clean edge that matches the good part of my existing fenders, then graft them together and cure the cancer that caused a hole in both front fenders.

Maybe one of you owns both types/sizes of trucks and could tell if a modified F-100 patch panel would work for me. Hope that makes sense!

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Got a reply from Dennis Carpenter's folks. Looks like the patch panel for the F-100/250/350 would work if I opened up the wheel well to my size.
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Good to know. Glad it's going to work out!
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Good to know. Glad it's going to work out!
Thanks! It's a long term project, but it's good to know I don't have to fabricate this stuff myself. Modification is a LOT easier!
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