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Old 08-07-2004, 07:46 AM
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Would appreciate some input on how much width should I add to my rear fenders to handle 60 series tires, or can I leave them stock? I plan on putting in a 9 inch ford rear end.

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I have 1940 ford coupe.

I have had 235/70 r15s and they fit real snug.

You have some options.

In order of difficulty.

1. Speedway sells fiberglass rear fenders that are wider.

2. You can mini tub. That is cut the body around the outer radius still inside the fender and push it in (toward the trunk) removing the angle toward the tire. There was a article in R&C a few years back. I don't think this will give you enough room to clear a 60 series tire.

3 The hard way tub it. It most likely will involve narrowing the frame.

You are going to have mock up the rear to see how much room you need. Size of axle, wheel offset, and tire size will all be a factor. Make sure your axle is a size that will let you buy the wheels you want. I had steel wheels and change to mags. My choices were reduced because of the offsets I needed/wanted. I was lucky and got the ones I wanted. ET five spokes but Americans would not fit even with there custom offset options!
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