Since the days of the Chevy Luv and Ford Courier, I have thought the small pickup cabs looked like the coupes of the 30s and 40s. I've also always favored the running boards and fat fenders of that era. So, I decided to tackle the task: to turn a small, regular cab pickup into a fat-fendered 40s style coupe.
I started with a 95 Chevrolet S10, purchased locally for $500 with a clear title and without an engine or transmission. I promptly sold the chassis for $250, making me at risk of losing $250 if I started cutting and ended up with scrap.