1959 Fleetside: Wheel house and door latches

Widening the wheel house. The picture on the right is stock width, the picture on the left is the replacement to add 3" to the width.

  New section in place


Welded up, ready to be finished.

Adding new frame horns, the original frame was damaged in collision.

Test fit front clip


Checking panel fit.

Checking door fit

Laying out the door panel for rotary latches.

Marking the door for cut out.



Door cut out, these latches work so much

better than the original.

A bit more trimming,

Panel and latch mounted.




Latch pin mounts in stock holes. Well thought out assembly.

 Engine installed, motor mounts fabbed, steering shaft fitted .

 Front view.