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Tha_Stepside
05-26-2008, 11:15 PM
Just got all the kinks worked out to mount my brand new ford stepside box and fenders and the fenders arent wide enough :( The tires protrude about 3 inches from the fender. So are there any good sheetmetal shops in kelowna or kamloops that can add about 2" on the inside of each of my rear fenders? Check em' out.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/0524081732.jpg
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Ginger Snaps
05-26-2008, 11:32 PM
kool rig dude saw it when i was up there this weekend!

Tha_Stepside
05-27-2008, 10:18 PM
cheers, yeah its becoming a rediculous money pit. One thing after another and more and more money, and more and more time. Ohh well at least im not doing crack.

jakerngr
05-27-2008, 10:58 PM
just add 4 inches to the center of the box. EASY fix

Tha_Stepside
05-27-2008, 11:08 PM
How is that an easy fix? Its got a 1/4" steel bed, a 4X2" bar welded in the back for a little strength, all of the cross sills i made were made for the width of the box. And the tailgate that I have will fit the box as it is. I dont mind paying a couple of hun for widened fenders, I actually think that widened fenders would look pretty cool, as I have yet to see a flareside ford 4X4 with wider fenders. And im not even going to consider thinner sires, because eventually there are going to be some fat boggers on the end of those diffs.

Taxidermy
05-28-2008, 11:43 AM
Try Dave at Alzek Fab & Spring. Maybe he would have some ideas.

Tha_Stepside
05-28-2008, 01:17 PM
actually i work with a guy here in kamloops that owns a small hotrod fab shop. Im gonna take my fenders to him and hes gonna work some magic for me....problem solved!!

jakerngr
05-28-2008, 10:05 PM
I didnt say there wouldnt be work involved...its all flat and straight its easy to do. if you want to pay a sheet metal guy a ton of money to custom fab you some extended fender extenders its your money. i was just pointing out another easier cheeper way of doing it.

TWOZEROFOUR
06-03-2008, 12:24 AM
buy a 3rd fender and Section it[36]

dirka dave
06-03-2008, 12:59 AM
Garden edging dude...

:D

radman
06-04-2008, 11:42 AM
are they done yet?

kamloopsyota
06-04-2008, 11:52 AM
actually i work with a guy here in kamloops that owns a small hotrod fab shop. Im gonna take my fenders to him and hes gonna work some magic for me....problem solved!!

is that hotrod shop behind century glass?

epic3
06-04-2008, 12:46 PM
I didnt say there wouldnt be work involved...its all flat and straight its easy to do. if you want to pay a sheet metal guy a ton of money to custom fab you some extended fender extenders its your money. i was just pointing out another easier cheeper way of doing it.

the fenders are relatively flat so doin what he wants is an easy option much like mini tubs in a car

Tha_Stepside
06-04-2008, 10:27 PM
no the hotrod shop is in pinnitan, its kind of a big garage. But hes worked with Chip Foose and a bunch of other big name guys. Ive seen his work and its rediculous, and hes only charging me $200 to do the both of them. Its gonna take some time to have them finished, hes gonna work on them when things are slow at his shop. Will post pics as soon as they are done.

521 Ford
06-05-2008, 10:38 AM
Actually I widened my brothers rear fenders, just took two inch strips out of an old hood I had (chevy hood!), I'm not a body man and you can tell but it didn't turn out that bad and now the tires are covered. Your truck is so nice looking though its gonna look cool to have it done properly.

Tha_Stepside
06-05-2008, 12:40 PM
thanks i appreciate it, i actually have my old fenders that were originally on it (have some rot spots) that im going to give him to use as donor steel