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Trade fenders? My 1952 F-(bigger than 1) for your F-1?

 
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Old 01-13-2008, 01:17 PM
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Trade fenders? My 1952 F-(bigger than 1) for your F-1?

Since I'm here posting for a hood emblem, maybe it's worth asking for a set of 1952 F-1 fenders as well.

Here's what I have. They're nice, straight, original and mostly rust free fenders with bigger wheel arches than the F1 fenders. I'd like to trade straight-up for a pair of front fenders with the normal sized F1 arches.

I'll go see if I can get some pictures posted...

Also, I'm in Ohio and don't want to hassle with shipping.

Thanks,

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Old 01-13-2008, 04:50 PM
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Dan, I think you're going to be out of luck. The F-1 fenders are getting extremely hard to find. If not doing a stock restoration I think you'd be better off shrinking the wheel opening on your current fenders. Here's a picture I saw a couple of years ago at a trucks show. I talked to the owner and he told me he used a piece of pipe to made the inner egde and then closed the gap with sheet metal.

 
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I figured good fenders were hard to find, but I was hoping that the larger opening fenders were even harder to get.

If I can get a photo to post, I can show you what I'm working with. Let's see, where to find my gallery page...

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interesting looking truck there .
 
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Dan,

The larger fenders are a little easier to find. They were used on the F-2 through F-6 truck, meaning there were more trucks that used them. As you know F-1s had their own fenders and over the years they have been scarfed up while the bigger trucks have been ignored. Just recently I have noticed interest in the bigger trucks. I assume it's because the F-1s are getting harder to find.




I see what you're working with. The wheels look awfully small for the truck which just highlights the bigger openings. Other than that they look like decent fenders. Maybe you could use larger wheels and drop the front a bit, just a thought.
 
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:23 PM
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Ok, I created a gallery and put a couple of pictures there.

It's been a neat truck over the years. We bought it in '78 in southern Missouri. It was mostly stock except for a stock '66 289 & 4-speed from a Mustang. Stock suspension, stock brakes, stock rear, stock steering. The paint was pretty nice at the time, too.

We must have put 50,000 miles on it through the years with little or no repairs to anything. It worked great for decades. What a tough, cool truck.

Now, it's sitting awaiting a 5.0 and AODE from a '91 Mustang, along with some much needed suspension work. And everything else (disk brakes, better steering, softer springs, 8.8 rear).

Anyone in near Dayton, Ohio want to help out?

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Dan,

I see what you're working with. The wheels look awfully small for the truck which just highlights the bigger openings. Other than that they look like decent fenders. Maybe you could use larger wheels and drop the front a bit, just a thought.
Exactly. The wheel size is part of the visual problem. The other is the difference in the arch in front compared to the rear fenders. They should be closer to being the same.

I do plan on dropping the front as much as I can afford, then using 16" wheels and some wide white radials from Coker.

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wish i had what you're looking for cause those would save me a lot of work on smiley .
 
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Kevin,

The fender off of the '52 wouldn't work on your truck unless you changed out the entire front clip. '48-50 have entirely different front sheet metal, you can't mix and match.
 
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okey doke bob . did'nt know now i do . good thing too as i was gonna talk to a coworker 'bout his 51 1/2 ton he's just let sit about them .
 
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Kevin,

Do you really want this:




 
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Hmm, Bob, your pictures seem a bit skewed..
 
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nope sure dont but i wish smiley looked as good as the one in the first pic . hmmm maybe if i go bottle hunting i'll find barbara edens and jeannie can fix it for me !!!!!!
 
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Hmm, Bob, your pictures seem a bit skewed..
Why would you say that?
 
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Originally Posted by bobj49f2
Why would you say that?
hmm.. maybe cuz you posted a nicely painted, rust free 48-50, and compared it to a well worn 51. Then again I know your biased
 

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