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I've been working a bit on this idea of widening the fenders of this squarebody. I was curious to see what it looked like. The rear fenders are wide enough now that I don't need to widen the wheel wells in the bed. I will need to raise or remove the tops in order to lower the bed. But, at least this way, I won't have to cut up the bed floor details. I'll be making a custom frame and suspension for this. Any comments or criticisms welcomed. 

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On 5/28/2020 at 9:42 PM, Modlbldr said:

Thanks Chris. I spent time cleaning up the frame and body today, along with working on two other kits, so no pics today.

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Any updates on this? 

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2 hours ago, Bullybeef said:

Any updates on this? 

Sadly, no. I should dig this back out and get to work on it. I like the way it was looking.

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21 minutes ago, Modlbldr said:

Sadly, no. I should dig this back out and get to work on it. Unlike the way it was looking.

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I’d like to see more of it, it looks awesome 

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Brought this one back out and did some putty work on the bed. Getting excited about it again. I like that I only need to cut the tops of the inner wheelwells and not the bed floor to lower the rear. Going to start work on bagging the chassis.

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10 hours ago, espo said:

Great looking body work on the fenders. 

Thanks espo! Trying hard to get back into a routine of sorts for model building. I've been dealing with a lot of sorting and selling of my Buddy's collection and a lot of changes at work have left me little build time.

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2 hours ago, Modlbldr said:

Thanks espo! Trying hard to get back into a routine of sorts for model building. I've been dealing with a lot of sorting and selling of my Buddy's collection and a lot of changes at work have left me little build time.

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Glad to hear that you're getting back on your model bench again. I hope the employment issues work out for you as well. I like this design with the wide body look. I've wanted to do something along these lines for a long time but just haven't found the right subject yet so I'll be following your build on this for ideas.   

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Been working a bit at a time on this lately. Using the frame from the Foose F100. I reworked the rear four link by removing the plastic bars and putting in longer metal bars to improve the.look and move the rear axle back a bit to the center of the wheelwells. I also raised the bed floor a bit. 

Tonight I temporarily set it up on the wheels to see what it looked like. Still needs some modification. The first order is to narrow the front track. Easy enough by cutting down the mounting posts on the wheels. Next is o get it a bit lower somehow.

That's it for tonight.

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Got a bit more adjusting done on the suspension. In the rear I had part of the plastic where the inner wheelwell wells had been that needed cut out. (Second pic)

In the front the wheel hubs needed to be shortened to get the track narrow enough to fit inside the fenders.

I wouldn't mind getting it a bit lower but the rear fenders will not allow it. Plus, as it is it sits level now.

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I made a quick mod to the frame in the rear. Ill clean it all up on my next bench session. I cut the frame just past the Cab and added a block to raise the rear of the frame a bit. I did this for a couple of reasons. Now I will not have to add such a tall block between the frame and the bed floor and now my rear axle does not touch the frame.

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On 7/19/2021 at 4:30 AM, Zippi said:

Your GMC is coming along pretty nicely.  

Thanks! I can't wait to get back on it.

On 8/3/2021 at 3:06 PM, Mattilacken said:

Nice progress! 

Thank you!

1 hour ago, Rocking Rodney Rat said:

Nice work on this custom truck! We don't see enough of this kind of craftsmanship around here.... -RRR

Thank you Sir. I appreciate it. Always enjoyed customizing my builds. I really like the things you do with your builds.

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