'56 willys truck

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    #91
    Rear fender stretch
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      #92
      Well I got the one fender stretched and then I got to really thinking about how do I make these things rock-vincible, yet be able to remove the bed if needed? Although I had a plan before I started the fender cut & stretch and thought it would work I'm now on a 1/4" plate steel fender fab path....I think. After one fender stretch(haven't commenced on the other one yet until I decide what the 'ell I'm doing) and screwing it to the side of the bed to get a look at how I could reinforce them for war-fare I came to the realization that I would be locking the fenders into place and that weren't good cuz I was going to weld them to the bed. This equals no way to get the bed off without hacking the fenders up!!! I no likey that, so plan B is now in the works, so we shall see where it heads. Either I cut off a lip or two of the stretched fender and bolt it to the 1/4" plate steel rock bashing fender sub-structure or just build the 1/4" plate steel fender that will be welded to the frame and that will bolt to the bed. Brain cell is turning.......

      Oh yea how many colors has the thing been?? Not to mention someone loved bondo!!
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        #93
        I’m leaning towards this... I think— I still need to stare at it for awhile and I may angle the outside corners.
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          #94
          Well I didn't like the way this looked, so I'm building a 1/4" plate structure under the modified original fenders...using some 1/4" rod to make the outside radius along the long side, since it's a double radius at the corners and the rest is a combo of plate steel in various sizes. My hope is that the original modified fender will slip off this structure, but there's so many tack welds needed that I'd be surprised if some of them didn't end up getting to it and it's possibly welded to the 1/4" plate structure. I'll cross that bridge later once I've got the last few end pieces tacked in and apply some more tacks so it don't move. Fricking thing is getting heavy, but I knew they would be, but they should be strong Pics to come later.

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            #95
            Pics
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              #96
              Now to get welding and grinding....then onto fender #2
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                #97
                Project of the day was to fix the rusted out door bottom
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                  #98
                  Not sure why they’re not in the order I took them, but you will get the gist of the project
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