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By fpena944
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JDS968 wrote: Sun Sep 05, 2021 2:23 pm This is so weird it's cool. I actually love it.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/ctd/d/gr ... 53456.html
I like the idea of it but also wonder why and also would need to see photos of the build in progress. Just imagine the potential hack-job hiding beneath the new paint if this is done incorrectly.

Hit a big bump and the truck splits in half! :roflmao:
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By JDS968
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Widening the frame should actually be really straightforward. Use the same process as shortening or lengthening the frame. Stacy David has a great segment on this, if you can find old episodes of Gearz.

Widening the hood and roof would be a real craftsman's job of sectioning the panels, hand-forming extra panels on an English wheel, then welding them in place and smoothing them out. Plus fabricating a widened hood inner that reinforces the outer skin.

Sourcing a wider windshield...that's curved glass, where the hell do they do that???
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By N_Jay
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JDS968 wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:44 am Widening the frame should actually be really straightforward. Use the same process as shortening or lengthening the frame. Stacy David has a great segment on this, if you can find old episodes of Gearz.

Widening the hood and roof would be a real craftsman's job of sectioning the panels, hand-forming extra panels on an English wheel, then welding them in place and smoothing them out. Plus fabricating a widened hood inner that reinforces the outer skin.

Sourcing a wider windshield...that's curved glass, where the hell do they do that???
From the listing it sounds like they ended up with a two section windshield.
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By Gregs04.5
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If you use 2 trucks, both cut in half plus 6 inches, then it's just a lot of stitch welding (an awful lot)

Greg

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