Buy Wheel Tubs or Build Your Own????? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> General Rodding Tech
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-30-2008, 10:31 PM
S10 Racer's Avatar
http://www.warsprints.com
 

Last journal entry: W.A.R. (Wingless Auto Racing) Sprint Car Racing
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: At The Dirt Tracks
Age: 55
Posts: 1,888
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3
Thanked 62 Times in 56 Posts
Buy Wheel Tubs or Build Your Own?????

Has anyone used the 24ga. steel wheel tubs from Jegs? I am ready to start tubbing my S10 but 24ga. seems really light. I have the capability of making my own and was thinking maybe 20ga. I know the thinner, the lighter but I need durability too. Suggestions?

Thanks

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2008, 06:11 AM
BOBCRMAN@aol.com's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Holly, michigan
Posts: 8,130
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 25
Thanked 267 Times in 250 Posts
If you got the tools/materials. Make em!! Simple job.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2008, 06:31 AM
35WINDOW's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Dash Mock-up
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: utah
Age: 59
Posts: 1,395
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 7
Thanked 21 Times in 19 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by BOBCRMAN@aol.com
If you got the tools/materials. Make em!! Simple job.

I agree! If you are going to drive on the street though I think I'd use 18 Gauge-
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2008, 09:07 AM
powerrodsmike's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Make a fiberglass fan shroud
Last journal entry: Next.. ..Bagging the king B (barge)
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: gilroy, california
Age: 53
Posts: 4,108
Wiki Edits: 161

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
I don't know how big your tires are going to be, but I've used trailer fenders and filled in the cutout on the inside. They are usually 16 gauge and have a rolled over edge that looks much better than the pinch crimp rolled seam that you usually find on the economy tubs.

24 gauge is almost tinfoil. I use 18 G on most everything that requires sheetmetal..


Later, mikey
__________________
my signature lines...not really directed at anyone in particular..

BE different....ACT normal.

No one is completely useless..They can always be used as a bad example
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-03-2008, 01:26 AM
327NUT's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: So. Utah
Age: 68
Posts: 3,274
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 84 Times in 75 Posts
Ditto on the trailer fenders, we used them on a buddy's Mustang for minnie tubs, .....and they are cheap!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 09-16-2013, 01:17 PM
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: Volkswagen V8 Squareback project.
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ballwin,MO
Age: 68
Posts: 199
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 30
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Where do you get trailer fenders?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 09-16-2013, 02:53 PM
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: General Motors transmissions Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: near Yellowstone park
Posts: 4,331
Wiki Edits: 27

Thanks: 12
Thanked 256 Times in 240 Posts
old post ?

look in a large phone book for RV-trailer supply or stop by a Rv dealer and ask where there is a local dealer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to timothale For This Useful Post:
V8Square (09-17-2013)
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 09-16-2013, 07:27 PM
NEW INTERIORS's Avatar
Believe in yourself !!!!!!
 

Last journal entry: 41 WILLYS FRAME
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In My Shop..
Age: 49
Posts: 10,096
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,248
Thanked 549 Times in 407 Posts
They are to easy to just build..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to NEW INTERIORS For This Useful Post:
V8Square (09-17-2013)
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 09-16-2013, 07:32 PM
lakeroadster's Avatar
Hot Rods are Built, not Bought
 

Last journal entry: Lakeroadster's '31 Model A Tudor
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: High Plains - Rocky Mountains
Age: 53
Posts: 643
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 26
Thanked 88 Times in 80 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by V8Square View Post
Where do you get trailer fenders?
Holy Thread Resurection... April 2008

If you have a store near you that caters to farmers, like a mercantile store, they'll have trailer fenders. That's where I buy mine at.

I did a google search for "farm supplies ballwin mo" and found this: http://www.orschelnfarmhome.com/edea...trailer+fender

Or you could get them online, but shipping usually is outrageous: http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Fend...FUJqMgodxE4AJA

Hope that helps!

Last edited by lakeroadster; 09-16-2013 at 07:41 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to lakeroadster For This Useful Post:
V8Square (09-17-2013)
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 09-16-2013, 07:48 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 87
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
The reason they are so light is,they have a seam that interlocks,then you have to fold the edge over,18g would be tough to do that to.On street cars,I just make my own from 18g.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Actionjk For This Useful Post:
V8Square (09-17-2013)
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 09-17-2013, 04:30 AM
STUPID is as STUPID does...
 
Last wiki edit: Crankshaft Coalition Wiki Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Stupidville, USA
Posts: 1,713
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 11
Thanked 81 Times in 75 Posts
Back from the dead thread but I'll throw some info into it...
I used the stock tubs from the van when I tubbed it. Raised them 4 inches and widened them 8. I used 18ga sheet to make the additions.




Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to astroracer For This Useful Post:
V8Square (09-17-2013)
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 09-25-2013, 11:19 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 6
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hello Every One

I am working on a bagged 68 Chevy short/wide pick up. The front section of the bed floor was raised 4" and the cross braces underneath were C notched for driveshaft clearence. This left a 4" difference in height between the front of the bed, ahead of the "bridge" or GIANT C notch cover, and the back of the bed behind it. I trimmed out the mounting bolt holes and was left with an opening 39 1/2" wide. Round tubs would have been taller than the top of the bed sides, so with the help of some Miller High Life, I got an idea. I didn't want a "square"edge on the tub,so I ordered two, 2.5" U mandrel bends and some 2.5" exhaust pipe then got to hacking. I figured the height and width that I needed to clear 30" diameter tires when the truck is on the ground, set the angles so the bottom was 39 1/2" wide and welded them together. The first picture shows the exhaust tubing welded to a sort of U, the next is the same piece after I cut out just over 1/4 of it to make my 90 degree corner. The rest of the pictures show the 16 gauge cold rolled being added. You could use any size pipe or tubing that you want to get your desired radius. I hope this helps someone.

Anthony Cole

Hammers Construction Inc
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1.jpg
Views:	35
Size:	133.3 KB
ID:	83898   Click image for larger version

Name:	2.jpg
Views:	36
Size:	128.1 KB
ID:	83906   Click image for larger version

Name:	3.jpg
Views:	39
Size:	131.5 KB
ID:	83914   Click image for larger version

Name:	4.jpg
Views:	29
Size:	131.3 KB
ID:	83922   Click image for larger version

Name:	5.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	133.3 KB
ID:	83930  

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 09-26-2013, 03:33 AM
STUPID is as STUPID does...
 
Last wiki edit: Crankshaft Coalition Wiki Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Stupidville, USA
Posts: 1,713
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 11
Thanked 81 Times in 75 Posts
Nice! looks great!
I did the same thing for the front wheel wells in the van! Was a lot easier then trying to form something with my limited sheet metal skills.
We worked on the left wheel well and got it fleshed out real nice. We ended up re-making the piece I had fabbed a month or so ago. Needed it about an inch wider and didn't want to scab in a piece.

We quartered up a piece of 3" dia. muffler tubing to make the rolled edge.
While I was playing with the welder Mel remade the pattern for the new wheel well. Here is the new piece all fit in and ready to weld to the tubing.


Here is a pic from underneath. This provides PLENTY of room for the tire at full jounce/full steer.

Here it is after tacking.

We pulled it out and finish welded it. After a bit of sanding we clecoed it back in and started making the inner skirt.

This is how it looks underneath right now.

The pattern (in white) for the inner skirt.

Mel finishing up the inner skirt in steel.

The skirt clamped in place. We have a little trimming to do yet and are planning to run a bead around the bottom edge to add some strength.

A look under the skirt...

Here is a couple of pics after the first coat of primer.




Mark
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent General Rodding Tech posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Should I buy an English Wheel and a Planishing Hammer? CrashFarmer2 Garage - Tools 42 02-25-2008 09:41 PM
Want to buy RAT ROD or build same gsipesnc Introduce Yourself 3 01-14-2008 01:48 AM
Early Ford Wire Wheel Tech wheelkid General Rodding Tech 1 06-02-2006 12:15 AM
350 SBC Build Help Mustangsaly Engine 25 06-14-2005 07:52 AM
Dyeing factory steering wheel? Hippie Interior 3 06-02-2005 03:33 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.