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Old 04-22-2008, 06:45 PM   #1
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Intro and Some Photos of my '63 Project

Hello. I thought I would introduce myself and post some photos of my project and that might be of some interest to other 60-66 owners.

I lowered the top lips of the front fenders 2.5 inches to better match the rear fender stretch.


Here is the rear fender with a 3.5 inch stretch to accommodate the 31-inch tall tires.


To fit the 18 inch wide rear tires, I stretched the wheel wells, too.

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Old 04-22-2008, 07:15 PM   #2
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Welcome Vince!! Nice Truck!!
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Old 04-22-2008, 07:19 PM   #3
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Interesting mod on the front fender. I've thought about doing the opposite; raising the rears to better match the front. Can't wait to see how it looks.
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:39 PM   #4
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to the board from Mid-MO!!!

Great looking project!
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:57 PM   #5
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From Ohio
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:24 PM   #6
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Congrats on welding that reproduction front fender, i put one on my truck last week and it is some light guage metal.
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:27 PM   #7
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Looking good! Could we get some better pics of the front wheel opening mod? That to me is the only issue these trucks have is the fact that you cant 'tuck' smaller rims and tires under the fender like you can with the 67-72's.
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:50 PM   #8
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lookin good
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Old 04-22-2008, 11:18 PM   #9
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Interesting. I'm anxious to see how it turns out. 18 inches wide, those sound like some good meats. What motor to turn em?
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Old 04-22-2008, 11:23 PM   #10
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welcome to the board from Idaho! I like your mods, but need bigger pictures
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Old 04-22-2008, 11:43 PM   #11
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Thanks, everyone! I never knew about this forum until 62 short step clued me in...much props to him. I had just been kind of plugging away on things on my own. I wish I had known about this site earlier, it would have made things a lot easier in working on this project.

Here is a little larger image of my front fender modification. The weld line is about where the original lip was located, which is what necessitated the 2.5-inch spacer in the middle.

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Old 04-23-2008, 12:31 AM   #12
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Sweet man! That's the kind of stuff I like to see. I bet hardly anyone will notice when it's done.

You know, you can also tub the front end for more tuckage.
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:49 AM   #13
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Sweet man! That's the kind of stuff I like to see. I bet hardly anyone will notice when it's done.

You know, you can also tub the front end for more tuckage.
Yeah, I did that on a friend's '66 where I used a section of a motorcycle fender to create a hump just in front of the hood hinge - he had Z'd his front frame so the tires extended above the inner fender (totally impractical, but it looked cool). He was just going to cut out most of the inner fender, but we were able to keep most of the inner fender. I'm hoping I don't end up putting my truck down that low.
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:56 AM   #14
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LOOKS COOL ,I LIKE THE FACT IT LOOKS LIKE ITS STOCK ALSO, NICE WORK AND WELCOME
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Cool lookin ride......hope to see some more pics.

Congrats to Dinos63.......I think you didnt have any typos!
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:28 AM   #16
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Here is a photo of the rolling chassis (before I dropped the front fender lips), and of the Pontiac 455 mock up. The previous owner apparently got happy with his drill and Swiss-cheesed the fire wall, so I've been welding up all of the holes - what a PITA!



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Old 04-23-2008, 04:43 AM   #17
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We need wide shots after the fender mod!
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:07 AM   #18
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WElcome to the board from North Idaho. What are the specs on that Pontiac? Ought to be one sweet truck when it's done. Keep the pics coming.....I love them '63's
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Truer words were never spoken.
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Welcome from Kansas City, KS. I like the fab work...very nice and clean.
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Howdy from BC. Nice metal work.
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Nice, great work
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Old 05-17-2008, 05:18 PM   #23
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Hows it going vin?
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Old 05-17-2008, 05:39 PM   #24
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We need wide shots after the fender mod!
Yep, sorry for the delay. I have the cab, bed and everything off of the frame right now, prepping for the boxing plates to be welded in. As soon as I make some progress, on the frame, I'll put everything back on and set it on the ground for a mock up photo.
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Old 05-17-2008, 06:11 PM   #25
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I'm not moving from this chair till I see pics!

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