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Old 10-06-2023, 11:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The last faint echo of the pontoon fender era. I blame the Willys MB.

Short term, the box shape led to Ford kicking their postwar design to the French and going to the Shoebox Ford. But on a longer scale, the CJ got it's fender flares.

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An interesting case is the 1950 Studebaker truck.


hymanltd.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/5270.jpg

Earlier models are clearly a stepside. Is this a stepside or slabside bed?
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