After gutting the interior, the first order was to relocate the front fenders to the rear of the cab. The inspiration for this is the rear deck of the early 30s Fords, without the rumble seat.
I took a couple of 1-day "continuing education" welding classes several years ago, but never did any welding otherwise. My son, now a professional welder, learned everything I know about metal work in 5 minutes while we worked on his first car. When he saw my first welds on these fenders, he asked if I had removed all of the paint from the front and back sides of the two pieces I attempted to join. I said, "You're supposed to remove the paint?"