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 Post subject: Front fenders
PostPosted: March 23, 2018, 6:32 pm 
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How/where is the wheel well opening measured on the front fenders?
I'm assuming the repop ones are for 4x4/250-up trucks, but if these openings are larger than 2wd half tons, would they give more tire clearance on a lowered truck?


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 Post subject: Re: Front fenders
PostPosted: March 23, 2018, 7:21 pm 
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36" opening radius front fenders: 1961/66 F100 2WD with 15" & 16" wheels; 1961/66 F250 2WD with 16" wheels; 1966 F100 4WD with 15" & 16" wheels.

45" opening radius front fenders: 1961/65 F100 4WD & 1961/66 F100 2WD with 17.5" wheels; 1961/66 F250 4WD & 2WD with 19.5" wheels; 1966 F100 4WD with 17.5" wheels; 1961/66 F350.
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** AFAIK, the large opening fenders are not reproduced, and because of this, originals in good condition command a good price........


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PostPosted: March 24, 2018, 8:09 am 
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I have my doubts about whether those fenders would help for what you want. You may have to go to a fiberglass fender, which I believe are made in California, which are made wider and give more clearance on 4x4 trucks. I have a set on my 66 f100 4x4. Frankly, I personally don't like the fenders, and prefer metal, but these were on the truck when I bought it. I may someday replace these with stock, but not in the near future. If, you want to see what these look like, PM me with our email address, and I will send pics.

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 Post subject: Re: Front fenders
PostPosted: March 25, 2018, 6:48 pm 
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Distance is measured horizontally at bottom lower of opening. I agree, I know of no metal repops for the larger opening fenders; there are various 'glass ones available.
If tire clearance is your concern, I see no reason the larger radius wouldn't help; your'e gaining over 4' additional clearance.
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