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#1393060 Sun Jan 17 2021 04:12 PM
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First off ,I understand i can go with a different length rear end and wheel offset so i wouldn't have to make modifications to my box. The used parts i have available to me are the ones I have acquired over the years that will work with a little modification to my box. So my question is does anyone have mini tubs on their truck that they made. I'm in the idea/ problem solving stage now and would appreciate any ideas/solutions to problems you encountered. One idea I have is making them out of trailer fenders. Seen this on YouTube and like the rounded edge and price. Here's some pictures I got online . Thanks for any information or ideas you have. Dan

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Phat51 #1393063 Sun Jan 17 2021 04:22 PM
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That looks like a pretty viable option for the sheet metal work - - - -now, what about frame rail and spring clearance?
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Hotrod Lincoln #1393072 Sun Jan 17 2021 04:56 PM
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Good point about leafspring clearance. The shackle brackets will be mounted on bottom of frame like in photo with the bolt turned 180 . Hope to be even or still a little outside of frame with tub. Thanks

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Phat51 #1393073 Sun Jan 17 2021 05:01 PM
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Those pictures you found look good/nice, Dan


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Phat51 #1393088 Sun Jan 17 2021 06:34 PM
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Those look really good on that bed side. You may want to look at Canadian_guy (1940 Resto Mod) in the project forum. He added mini tubs to his bed, they appear to be 67-72 wheel wells.


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Phat51 #1393135 Sun Jan 17 2021 10:46 PM
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Very nice, saves lots of work.

Phat51 #1393164 Mon Jan 18 2021 02:14 AM
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If I was ever going to do that, I would look for some rusted out AD fenders and use the top/outboard portion of them to mirror whats on the outside of the bed. Even severely rusted fenders are still sound in that area.

Phat51 #1393194 Mon Jan 18 2021 06:36 AM
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I made mine from trailer fenders. One fender cut in half will do both sides.

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MiraclePieCo #1393221 Mon Jan 18 2021 01:55 PM
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Nice skills miraclepieco... thats the shape and nice clean look I'm after. Thanks for the pic.

Phat51 #1393787 Fri Jan 22 2021 10:11 PM
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Thanks. They weren't finished yet in that pic, but I chose it cuz you can see how they were put together.


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