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Wide rear inner wheel tub -55 chevy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by caddy56, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. caddy56
    Joined: Jan 13, 2011
    Posts: 6

    from Sweden

    A close friend of mine searching new wider rear inner wheel tubs for his -55 chevy 2dr sedan,does anyone know where to buy thoose ?
    Any leads is epreciated.
  2. 69fury
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,419


    For minitubs in general (dont know if there's some special product for 55s) most just make them. Split the seam, move the inner, weld in flat strip of steel to fill the gap.

  3. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 48,320


    I used a pair of 58 Suburban tubs to make mine.

    The rear inner fenders on a 55 are way longer than they need to be, so you probably don't want to make the whole thing wider, just make it wider where the tire is.

  4. Summit Racing. They are never model specific, you just make them fit.

  5. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
    Posts: 2,658

    R Frederick
    from illinois

    I made mine from cheap trailer fenders at the local farm supply. The wheel tub is made more squared off to fit the shape of a wider tire.
  6. Johnny99
    Joined: Nov 5, 2006
    Posts: 861


    I don't think anyone makes wide tubs for tri fives specific:confused:. Here are a couple of pictures of my OT 56. I used the method mentioned above, split the wheel house and shoved it in close to the frame rail and added a strip of tin, wanted kind of a factory look. Sorry I can't find my under construction pics. There are some good threads on that will get you through this. Hardest part for me was welding under the package tray, not much room and I am kinda walrus shaped! 12-3/4" tire under the car with enough room for a little more.

    Merry Christmas to All!


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  7. Danchuck shows them in their catalog, but don't know anything else about how they fit etc.
  8. caddy56
    Joined: Jan 13, 2011
    Posts: 6

    from Sweden

    Thank you all guys for the suggestions,i will show him your ideas and make sure he will do the right thing.Happy Holidays to you all.
    Regards Thomas
  9. I know they make them for the Camaros...

    They look just like stock ones, only wider.

    Maybe Google the Camaro ones.

  10. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,410

    Jalopy Joker

    can always use single axle fenders from a trailer supply shop
  11. munciemike
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
    Posts: 23

    from WI

    I made my own by cutting and adding a strip, looks like stock. You can look at williamsclassicchassisworks.cim. They offer minitubs for the 55, these are more squared off on the edge though. I have purchased from them and their stuff is quality. The post about is correct, you will find a lot of pics there on this topic.
  12. roughneck424
    Joined: Jan 10, 2009
    Posts: 1,084


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