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49-52 Chevy with radiused rear fenders

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by blacknblue, May 8, 2013.

  1. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
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    Boones
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    from Kent, Wa
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    blackn blue. no frame changes. I relocated the rear springs inwards about 2" (I used a Walton Fab spring kit and flipped the rear mounts side to side and then moved the front mounts in equal amount. I did have to move the inner fender on the outer edge (there is about an 1" gap between the fender and inner fender (see pictures on my link). The rear end is a Maverick 8", perfect width. The rims are Real Rodder 8" trick (full reverse) with 15x8.5x29 rears Hurst

    its tight but clears everything
     
  2. 1950heavymetal
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    Does anybody have a side profile shot of this car? The Plymouth tail lights look cool.
     
  3. blacknblue
    Joined: Apr 5, 2006
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    blacknblue
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    from utah

    boones, thanks for the link. It will help a lot. I think I have decided to go a similar direction. I have a 56 Chevy rear end I am going to use. It should still work. I won't cut out the fenders, just the inner panel,to provide the extra space for tire clearance.
     
  4. 1950heavymetal
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  5. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
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    Boones
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    from Kent, Wa
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    blacknblue, redoing the inner fenderwells adds about an 1" or more of clearance, especially if you rework in the inner lip. I plan to raise my inner fenders up next winter (would have done it this year but I plan to convert it over to a droptop and want to makes sure the top fits first (but I hope to raise it about 2" and then also redo the trunk side of the inner fenders to get a more squared off (right now the factory ones tapper in as the go towards the rear. I ultilmately want to run a 275/60 or so tire under it

    the 56 rear will be fine, you might want to move the mounts in (if you want to go with a wider rim (just different offset) to get the rim centered over the hub.
     

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