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Old 09-11-2008, 05:21 PM
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Full Wheel Tubs for my 65' Dart

I bought some wheel tubs for my 65' Dodge Dart. The originals were rotted around the wheel lip along with the q- panels; so there was no saving the "outer" well. I cut the old ones out and got things ready for the new tubs, and put in new quarter panels. But....so much time went by that I lost the instructions for how to make an "inner body panel" contour cut so that the tub will fit nice and tight against the body panel. I clamped the upright pieces flush against the frame rails and started measuring the distances to the body panel every couple of inches. But now I'm losing my nerve. I keep thinking if the tubs are put together; there will be no way to get them in place due to all the tight spots. Has anybody done this before? How about some guidance? Thanks guys!
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:31 PM
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I am moving this to body exterior as there are the guys who have done this..

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Thats cool; but it's not there. Did ya forget?
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I did something similar to this-I would make sure the upright Wheel Tub part is centered and vertical, then make a template of the area to be covered, and attach it to a piece of 18 Gauge CRS and cut if out with a Nibbler or hand held shears. If you make a template first and cut it just slightly larger you cna always trim it to fit. I used a modified Harbor Friehgt Bead Roller with a Tipping Wheel to make the fold over-but it looks like maybe you already have that?

Anyway, then I punched some Holes and rosette welded it in place. I was a little concerned when i got to wher you are too, but take a deep breath an go for it! There is a picture in my Project Journal, and I hope this answers your questions-
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Thanks 35window! Sometimes it's the kick in the pants that gets things done huh!
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