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I had an idea for a 55 Chevy truck build and after checking my stash, I realized I had almost everything I would need, so I went ahead and got started.

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I started by cutting out the inner fenders for wheel clearance, I want this one to lay rocker.

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I then added new inner fenders made out of sheet plastic.

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With the wheel/tire combo I'm using ill need as much clearance as I can get. I had an extra set of rear fenders, so I glued each set together to get some extra width.

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Then I cut out one side of each so i could have extra wide fenders.

More next time.

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Can't wait to see more of this one, should be very cool, and low! (Foose Caddy chassis???)

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Thanks for the comment. The Foose chassis 'not a bad idea, but I think I'm going to try to make my own frame with this one. With all the modifications I would have to do, i think it would be easier.

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I got an extra cab from a member on another forum and made my initial cuts to make it a crew cab. This will be the 3rd time I've made a crew cab from 2 '55 cabs. At this point it probably would have been easier to have just cast the first one.

More next time.

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I'll be following this build!!

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I drew out where I would need to make relief cuts to widen the body.

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After I made the cuts I lined up the cabs and glued them together.

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I like working with some of the older AMT kits, the plastic is softer and lends itself well to customizing.

More next time.

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Like I said before, I'm going to need as much tire clearance as possible, so I cut the tops off the rear fenders.

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And added some plastic to make them taller and make the body line match up with the cab while I was at it.

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More next time.

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fascinating work...very inspiring. cant wait to see more.

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Looking very well planned and executed. This should be fun watch unfold.

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From the looks of the fender mods, you must be planning on some HUGE tires and wheels. Should be cool

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Vey interesting! Will keep an eye on this one. The rear fenders are looking nice.

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Definitely following. Gotta love the custom fab work!

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Thanks for the comments guys.

I made a little more progress. I cut the bed side open to accept the fenders and, of course, for wheel clearance.

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And lined up the fenders.

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I'm going to do a little more body work on the fenders before I permanently attach them.

More next time.

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I wanted the wheels to fit outside the bed but the kit axle wasn't wide enough.

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So I glued some plastic rods inside the wheels.

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And cut them down to the width I needed and drilled them out to accept the axle.

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Now they clear the inner bed sides.

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Im going to be moving soon, so their probably won't be any more updates for a while, hopefully this mockup with the wheels and tires will hold you guys over for a while.

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Wow, great body work. 

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Somehow I missed this being a dually. I'm not usually fond of slammed duallies with large diameter rims, but you know what? I think it looks pretty sick with that. It fits the truck very well

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