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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tinyt869, May 25, 2008.

  1. tinyt869
    Joined: May 6, 2008
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    hey guys
    got a ? about rear wheel wells on 55 chevys
    i ve seen many pics of the wells being raidisd and some stock what do you guys think about them
    i want to run at lease a 15 x 10 wheel on the back of mine
     
  2. CURIOUS RASH
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    Personally I hate to see the wheel wells radiused. That's a WHOLE lotta re-work if you or the next owner decides to go a different direction.

     
  3. Joe King
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    Radius is the only way for a 55.
    these were 15x8 the next guy put 10" which looked better
     

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  4. tinyt869
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    yeah i like the stock look myself like the ones on Bob spinneys car that i have a pic of on another thread here
    which i still need more info on
     

  5. wvenfield
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    On an all out track car you may need to radius the wheel wells. If they are rotted anyways and a person would have a good bit of work either way, cut them.

    On a nice car, I'd leave them alone.
     
  6. CURIOUS RASH
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  7. Deadhead
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    from N,E,Texas

    We raised these and sunk them in two inches
     

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  8. I love the look of radius wheels wells for the track look especially if you are going gasser style, but I wouldn't do it if you are going stock or custom.
     
  9. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    It's gotta be done right or it'll look awful.
    Radiused wheel wells look best on 55 150's where there's no quarter side trim.
    Best one I ever saw was a really mean 55 150 (big block, fenderwell headers,flip front,etc)that had Nomad wheel wells grafted in. It was really well done.
     
  10. Larry T
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    It might not be what you're looking for, but here's some 10.5"X30"X15" slicks mounted on 10" wheels. 3 1/2" backspacing and they're still kind of a pain to get off the car.
    Larry T
     

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  11. mark53
    Joined: May 9, 2008
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    from NEW YORK

    a couple of years ago we did a custom '55 what we used was 55 nomad rear quarter patch panels. they have a raidius and keep with the factory look. Also we did a gasser looking 54 ford used the wheel opening from a set of extra front fenders we had both ways worked great . not alot of people even noticed the 55 had been changed .
     

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