Something Old, For Something New...

Scott disassembles the front end.

Scott gets to work disassembling those parts of the body that will be changed.

Tonneau cover and rear bumper removed.

Modifications will include rear fenders and bumper, so they will come off, too.

The inner fenders will remain and provide support for attaching the modified '53 fenders.

The inner fenders will remain and provide support for attaching the modified '53 fenders.

Anyone out ther need some slightly used SSR fenders? Once you get the fenders off, we were impressed by the robust construction up front.

Anyone out ther need some slightly used SSR fenders? Once you get the fenders off, we were impressed by the robust construction up front.

Mocking up the fender for fit.

Let's try one on for size...

Mocking up the fender - front view. Mocking up the fender - side view.

Mocking up the fender tells the fabricators what modifications they will need to make for a proper fit.

SSR with fenders and grille removed.

Now that's a grille!

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