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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by KING CHASSIS, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. 31hotrodguy
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  2. enloe
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    31hrg this one does it for me. Thanks LB for posting it. There is a thread on here about "hanging the tires out" but I'm partial to them being under the fenders.

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  6. loudbang
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    For sure I prefer them under the fenders on Vettes.
     
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  8. Chuck Norton
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    That statement is 100% aligned with my preferences. "Hanging the tires out," extending the rear shackles, and pumping up the Hi-Jacker air shocks are fine for Camaros and Novas but there has to be a better way to express personal tastes than using any of those strategies on a C1. But then, I'm really old and set in my ways.
     
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  10. vetrod62
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    A little history on tires sticking out and "extending the rear shackles". Back in 1966 when I bought my vette, those alterations were necessary because of massive wheel hop and lack of traction. Even with a base HP engine there was no way to hook up the tires. The first step was to remove the rear springs, re-arch the springs, add extra leaves, and reverse the shackles. Add Traction Master bars and wheel hop was eliminated. Traction was not much improved. Wide tires were not made back then. I ran Atlas 915/15 Plycron tires made for Cadillac's, big diameter, wide for the time at 7" with 4.56 gears that hooked pretty well with the stock base engine all within the stock wheel wells. About 1968 the first really wide tires came out, Pro Tracts, 10" wide. But now, our engines were 400 HP, a lot for the time, and necessary to hook up. I know this was rather crude, but advanced for the time. Back then no one knew of Suspension or "Instant Center"theory. I know many that came later just tried to imitate the look without knowing why the mods were done.
    That is the way I did it then and are still doing it today. Seems to still work based on my avatar pix.
    May be I am on the wrong place??
     
  11. jackal396
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    Your in the right place but many do not have your back ground and growing up with it and with you sharing your knowledge you are helping others and myself grow thanks buddy.

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  12. 31hotrodguy
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    Jim is back!!!!


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  13. Chuck Norton
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    That's why it's called "personal taste." I've been through the re-arched springs, longer shackles, lift bars, slapper bars, pseudo-Mopar multi-leaf springs, ladder bars, and 4-links w/coil-overs. Now, at this stage of life, my "personal tastes" have settled on the "tucked in" look. Rock on and keep having fun!!

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    yes sir, we will have 8 to 10 gassers'
     
  15. primed55
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    Working on getting this one back to the track.


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  16. enloe
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    I am hoping I can pull my Corvette in and have a group pic made with my car and your car and the Crazy Grandpa car.
    That would be awesome.
     
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    @primed55, I’m interested in that Corvette. What can you tell us about the history of the car and it’s current condition and the plans for it?
     
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  20. 31hotrodguy
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    I’m still trying to figure out how they got that wide of wheel/tire under there!? That has to be pretty tight fit! IMG_5644.JPG


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  21. Chuck Norton
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  22. jimdillon
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    I agree with Chuck's assessment on the tire width. For a while guys were pro streeting the old Vettes and this may be a left over from that style of "improvement". When I bought my avatar car in 1982 that was the plan of the owner. The super wide tires came with the car and I sold them to a neighbor. It also could be an ex-racecar that had the rear end narrowed. Even fitting an 8" wheel is tough if you want them tucked in. There is only so much room before you run into the leaf spring.
     
  23. jackal396
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    Well mini tubbing and narrow rear frame rails, stretch quarter panels as needed.
    jp
     
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    Whatever he did it looks good.
     
  25. vetrod62
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    Not that hard to do 31 and without frame modifications. Jim D hits the mark, its the rear springs that reduce tire width. My friend's 61 with a 436" sbc , which I wrench and drive for him, has the rear springs removed and moved to the inside of the frame and mini tubes. Lot of room now.

    My red car sits real low, mini tubes, 4 bar suspension, coil overs, No frame mods. It runs 315/35/17s, 12.4" of tread, side walls are wider. 11" rims, 13" side walls. Stock rear housing width, although be it the 9.3 (57-64 Olds/ Pont) Sorry no pictures, as I am still on the laptop, not my main PC. Jim
     
  26. GearheadsQCE
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    I got a pair of 14 - 32 slicks under my '56. Back half sub frame and home made aluminum tubs. If had it back I'd save the rear section and build the front half of the frame from scratch. Those frames are God awful HEAVY!
     
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  28. MCjim
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    This is the limit with a stock frame and spring location, I had to trim the top inside edge of the wheel opening.
    M/T Sportsman Pro 28 X 10.50 -15 on Torque Thrust Ds 15X7
    MT  (2).jpg I know, a lug nut is missing.
     
  29. 65pacecar
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