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Btw there may not be much activity in this thread for a while. These fenders are going on the replica of my late uncle Roy’s truck. He had a 79 Ford. I need more details and it is in Seattle and I am in North Saanich British Columbia. He called her Big Red!

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Kris Morgan at Morgan Auto Detail has this bed conversion already done in resin if you want to go that route. 

Its a shame AMT chose that bed to replicate instead of the regular wheel base one.

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What am I missing here? What is the issue with the kit bed?

Nice project, by the way!

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13 minutes ago, bisc63 said:

What am I missing here? What is the issue with the kit bed?

Nice project, by the way!

The AMT kit represents the uncommon "camper special" which had an extra long wheelbase, not the regular long wheelbase you usually see.

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Oh, sorta like Chevy's "Longhorn" trucks of the late 60's/early 70s?! Good to know.

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2 hours ago, bisc63 said:

Oh, sorta like Chevy's "Longhorn" trucks of the late 60's/early 70s?! Good to know.

Well... Kinda. The Longhorn bed was longer overall. The Ford Super Camper bed was still 8' but the wheel opening was about 10 inches further back than on a regular 8' bed.

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17 hours ago, bisc63 said:

What am I missing here? What is the issue with the kit bed?

Nice project, by the way!

Sorry for the late reply as stated already the camper specials wheelbase was move at least 5-10 inches back and about 3 inches higher. So I moved the wheel well forward and down. Still more work to do but the jist is there. 

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