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Hot Rods Rear wheel radiusing.. let's see em!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by caseyajones, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. caseyajones
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    I was thinking it'd be cool if we had a thread showing different rear wheel radiuses. As an aside, how much of the wheel/tire do you guys like to see sticking out past the fender? I know it comes down to personal preference but I'd like to hear other people's opinions.
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  2. chevy57dude
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    I'll play. Many '57 owners don't even catch this. Took a set of crappy front fenders. Grafted the wheel openings to my quarters. IMG_20141126_113203978.jpg
     
  3. chevy57dude
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    Two from the Tri Five Nationals this year. IMG_20170812_121317248.jpg IMG_20170812_121848612.jpg
     
  4. dan31
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    Great thread idea, i have been thinking about this for a O.T. 68' Dart.
     

  5. southcross2631
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    20170411_1251141001.jpg 20170411_1250301001.jpg Here's my Morris Minor Gasser project . Had to radius the wheel wells to clear the slicks. Used bead roller to form flares then a hammer and dolly to smooth them out. Raised the opening 3 inches. Big advantage with bolt on rear fenders.
     
  6. Back in the early '70's on a '63 Falcon HTP I took front wheel arches from another Falcon , and worked them onto the rear. Wanted to show off my TT's.....:rolleyes:
     
  7. caseyajones
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    A few classic '68 Hemi Dart examples
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  9. LM14
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    One I was building years ago.

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  11. gimpyshotrods
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    I am debating re-doing them on my '60 Falcon, after finishing rebuilding what the texting teenager did to it.

    I have the parts, but I am running out of energy.
     
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  13. '53 Ford Gasser. HRP

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  14. Jalopy Joker
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    some wild Falcons
     
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    I'll play.
     

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  18. gimpyshotrods
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    They do look really cool. Mine looked like posts #7 and #10, for a week or so.

    That's the downside of custom body work on the street. Once I get the quarters re-skinned, I will see if I am up to doing it all over again.
     
  19. willowbilly3
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    I remember the old baseball bat trick to get more clearance.
     
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  20. Rocks Rod & Custom
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  21. on a flatbed hopefully headed back to the street after a little rest....... IMG_4368.JPG IMG_4367.JPG
     
  22. blue 49
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    Gary
     
  23. caseyajones
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    Dad's old Austin Healy w/ 426 max wedge. Sold it in 1969. Wish I could find it..
     
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  25. slowmotion
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    Falcons w/radius shoulda been a factory option. Just seems right!
     
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  26. seb fontana
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