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baja stu

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Short story- The truck was originally my grandfather’s truck. He passed away and I inherited it. I drove it all through high school and use to drag race it (12.2 @ 117mph). Not bad for a 3/4 ton pickup and a mild 390.

Fast forward 27 years and I’m like hey, I should build a bad ass prerunner out of this beast. I had Rob at RJ Fab build the chassis and I’ll be finishing it off myself. It will be built with all top of the line parts and it will end up being street legal with A/C.

Any ways, I’m sure that I’ll have a few questions as the build progresses. Hopefully you all can help out. I’m not new to off-roading or fabrication, I’m just a buggy dork building a truck now.
 

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baja stu

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Now equipped with F600 front fenders. These beasts were super hard to find. I had to buy a whole F600 to take the fenders. The Autofab fenders just weren’t cutting it. I plan on having McNeil make fiberglass ones out of the steel fenders.
 

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leaving front fenders un cut?, ( McNeil fiberglass molds), i see Lotts of room for tweeking& massaging to get a sleeker bodyline, anyways, cool as all heck👍👍any trick plans for the rear fenders?
 

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Short story- The truck was originally my grandfather’s truck. He passed away and I inherited it. I drove it all through high school and use to drag race it (12.2 @ 117mph). Not bad for a 3/4 ton pickup and a mild 390.

Fast forward 27 years and I’m like hey, I should build a bad ass prerunner out of this beast. I had Rob at RJ Fab build the chassis and I’ll be finishing it off myself. It will be built with all top of the line parts and it will end up being street legal with A/C.

Any ways, I’m sure that I’ll have a few questions as the build progresses. Hopefully you all can help out. I’m not new to off-roading or fabrication, I’m just a buggy dork building a truck now.
Sooo rad! Love it
 

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leaving front fenders un cut?, ( McNeil fiberglass molds), i see Lotts of room for tweeking& massaging to get a sleeker bodyline, anyways, cool as all heck👍👍any trick plans for the rear fenders?
I’m meeting up with a guy in Vista that has an extra set of steel bedsides that I’ll massage to fit. Maybe I’ll have McNeil cast them as well. Building a 1960-1966 F100 is extremely difficult in the fiberglass area. Autofab is the only game in town who builds anything. And it’s all geared towards a stock width truck with fenders an a hood being offered. Bedsides are non existent.

Dent side and bump side trucks have choices. Hence why they are popular.
 

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Step side bed? I had a 61 step side and the step bed fenders are large.
My double vertical tire carrier configuration won’t allow step side. I already measured it. Plus the truck has a hard line under the window that carries through the bed.
 

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this is the look i was kinda trying to describe, front and rear have similar buldge line, ' symmetric',
 

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all i know , with the right bumper& paint, that truck will scare the beejeezuss outta people when they look in the rear view mirror
 

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My truck is a similar idea, and I ended up making all my own glass because I couldn't find anything I liked.

The bedsides are moldless glass parts that started with the stock profile, which was then adjusted up and out to get what I was looking for. I think I went out four inches and up two inches? I kept the stock rear wheel opening look because I think that area is somewhat integral to the styling of the truck. That of course means that the rear tires are partially enclosed. One obvious downside is that the bedside needs to be pulled (at least partially) to change a tire, which is no good for racing. But for a pre-runner, I didn't think it was that big of a deal.
 

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