3″ Wide Rear Fenders

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These just looks cool. I first seen this done in the 70s and just love the fat fender look from behind.  A club member in the San Gabriel chapter of Pickups Limited did the widening for me, and  I got to do the bodywork. He cut the flange and added 3″  of steel them stitch welded them together. I had the underside sprayed with TuffSkin bed liner (also under my running boards). Now this isn’t for the person in a hurry. It takes time to get it right. Especially on a curved fender. I will keep adding to this post since  not finished yet.

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You can see the end flange and about 3″ in the welding process.

 

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See the indent for the running boards.

 

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Got them blocked just need to add some High build primer then sand to 600 before paint

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Applied shop line JP355 primer

 

 

 

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Now, I will look for any issues, use Evercoat glaze putty, sand and prime those areas, sand with 600 and they will be ready for paint.

 

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I used the truck for about 2 years before I started the project. This is how it looked before I took them off and started to block them out.

 

4 thoughts on “3″ Wide Rear Fenders

  1. Bernard Soileau

    Looks awesome…the way Ford should have done it to begin with! `Brings the rear fenders out from the running boards 1 1/2″ to match the fronts. And, gives plenty of room for some big rubber, as an added bonus!

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