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How knows the lowest backspacing for a 68 Impala rear wheel???

Hello Guys,

I searching for the absolut lowest backspacing for my 68 Impala.
I want to go with 20"x8" in the front and 22"x10" for the rear and I want to get the deepest rim lip possible.
The links below shall show you what I mean by deeep rim lip:

http://www.classicnation.com/picture...r-show-047.jpg

http://images.truckinweb.com/brandpa...wheel_view.jpg


I plan to go with Torq Thrust II clones since American Racing got no 22" Torq Thrust IIs.
Did anybody hear something about that AM plans to go up to 22" with the TT IIs in the future.

Thanks Hannes

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You won't be able to get that look without tubbing the wells on that car. period!

Measure your own backspace to see. Pull the rear wheel and put a straight edge along side of two adjacent studs, then measure inwards towards any frame parts or inner fenderwell obstructions. That will give you and idea of how little room there is.

Then measure out to the outer wheel lip to get the total "space". then you need to subtract x-amount for tire rubbing clearances.
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By the way, a friend ordered brand new 68 impala SS fastback. He put on new 15x7 ETs with the grey spokes. Those fit the well nice without rubbing. It used up a lot of the available room, as I recall. Maybe you can get an 8 in there?
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Probably you know that video, it is a 66 Impala (65-70 is the same body).

By the walk around you will see that he drives very deep rim lips in the rear.
I was talking with the builder Mr.Tom Nelson as well as with the owner Mr. Jerry Covington and I know there are no fender well tubes used.

Watch the vid:

http://www.nelsonracingengines.com/v...impalahigh.wmv

The images are only a sample to make visual what I mean. I know that I dont have that space.

Thanks Hannes
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