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Then let the building begin LOL . If this game was easy every one would want to play .
 
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The building has indeed begun!!

The truck is now (visually at least) about where I wanted it to be all along. I acquired a set of brand new staggered American Racing TTOs which I am mightily pleased with. Then I set about those rear fenders.

This will be a bit photo-heavy, but I hope you'll forgive me with that.

Part 1 to follow shortly...
 
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In preparation, the paint had to come off the 'new' fenders...





Then it was time to look at the actualy build process.

So first off, the old fenders have to come off.



Easy enough to start with. Next, some measuring up is required.






I got the positioning where I wanted it, and marked up the mounting holes on the lip of the fender in pencil against the body side. Happily the mountings didn't interfere much with the internal structure of the body, as that would have rendered this project a no-go. Then I drilled through where marked and put the fixings in place.



... And that's as much as I can tell you, as the photo upload facility has stopped working for me. I can't upload anything else - the feature just hangs indefinitely without ever finishing.
 
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Second attempt!



OK, now we're back in business.

Did the same with the other side, marking up, drilling, putting in the fixings.






View from the rear...



Then it was off to my favourite photo location for some proper pictures.
 
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Looks much better with those fenders in my eyes...good job
What is your plan for the right side fender..?
 
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Looks much better with those fenders in my eyes...good job
What is your plan for the right side fender..?
Thank you, kind Sir!

So you noticed the lack of cutting?

I needed to fit it to get the position right in order to mark up where the cut needs to be made. I've made a rough pencil line where it needs to go, and it doesn't foul anything, or cut too low where the tyre would get in the way. All I need now is a large enough dose of brave pills. Oh, and a laser level. I decided this would be the best way to mark a straight line across a compound 3D curve. The door edge is three straight lines - one vertical, one horizontal, and one at approx. 45 degrees. The cut will be perpendicular (from the body side) to those edges. I'm not factoring in the arc of the door as it opens, since following the perpendicular will ensure nothing fouls against anything else when the door opens. And that just complicates a complex problem even further. Then a cut with a thin wheel, followed by some welding, to box in the edges on both pieces. Piece of cake for a complete amateur!
 
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I have every confidence in your abilities and looking forward to your success..
 
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The fenders look real good.

I know you've thought and planned about this a plenty. But wouldn't it be easier to cut down the door rather than the fender. Plus this would save the visual image of the fender.
 
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This is why abe, he'd loose the use of them useful drawers...
 
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True and I know that but will he be using all his drawers?
 
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I'd hate to see him without them on...lol
He did mention that he did use them..
 
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Hey - leave my drawers out of it! Haha

If I really can't do the cut on the fender, then I suppose cutting the door remains an option. But it's not one I have in the plans. It would be a blow to lose the use of the drawers as they are my most useful stowage spaces. Shopping, groceries, camera equipment, etc, would just roll around in the back, so I use these drawers for that stuff. Well, not at the minute, obviously, but you get what I mean.
 
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Might be a crazy thought but I wonder if there could be a way of hinging the fender to swing out enough the clear the door..would likely need to modify the running board to make it happen
 
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Will you have to cut completely through the fender or will you be able to leave the outer wheel lip intact and make a section moveable attached to the door ?
 

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