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Old 01-18-2007, 03:00 PM
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Journal on Channeled Pickup

Just lookin' at a featured journal about a guy's 48-52 Ford pickup which he channelled something like 10-12". Then added the front sheet metal and...OOOPPPS, everything fits but we can't turn a corner cause the tires hit the fenders. Now then, several HAMB members were happy to come over and help him cut his truck up and NO ONE thought about simple stuff like steering?? Whoa, that means NO ONE in the group had ever done such a modification before or else they were playin' a joke on their truck-ownin' pal! Great joke!

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I was reading the same thing. My 49 sits about 10 inches off the ground,You have to watch peoples driveways,if they have a little incline the fenders come close to hitting. Man that would ruin the fenders in a hurry before you know it.
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Could just leave the inner fenders, dress them up, and take the fenders off. Hes got a straight axle, so it wouldn't look to horrible.

And dosn't defeat the purpose of channeling it that low...
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"The purpose of channelling it that low." What would that purpose be? To make an undriveable truck, or is it a truck, perhaps it is in fact a what, a lwan ornament, a great big mailbox stand??


And just for information, most 1 ton trucks of this era(48-52 except cabover) use the same fenders as the pickups except...the wheel opening is much larger (higher in the fender at the top). That shouldn't be too hard to find, should it?
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I agree, its too low to be practical.

Still though, If you could actually find an F-2/3? I dunno what shape the fenders would be in, or if they would actually work that well on this truck.
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wow .. that sucks ....

some cardboard circles taped to the front wheels + a turning the wheels left / right would have shown them there wasnt going to be enough clearance

proper planning is always better then fixing your mistakes
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One fix that may work is to put the springs back under them, it wouldn't sit as low,but should clear his fenders.
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