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Old 12-18-2007, 08:19 AM
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i got them to fit by cutting the car of course

Here are some pics of the elcamino with the wheels. I altered the wheel openings to get them to fit. But if you not looking for it it hard to see. I know every body said not to cut it but i just had to ..I cut everything anyhow. And it looks so much better than those dinky little wheels it suppose to have.LOL Any way tell me what ya'll think. Tim
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:32 AM
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Looks good. Nothing wrong with cutting when you know how to do it right. Isn,t that what hotrodding is all about, cutting it up and building it your way?
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:38 AM
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looks great Tim
Back in the day,we use to just cut the wheel well for big meats to stick out the further the better.....
And that was UUUggglyyy
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:17 AM
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It looks good...why didn't you do that a long time ago? Lol
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:37 AM
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That is a nice looking job...Lots of guys including me would not know what was done...

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I usually have no trouble slicing up something. Those that know me know I will cut anything..including rust free 57 nomads..HeHe.....But I didn't want to alter the original lines of this car because it is so clean and uncluttered looking( Also I was also told that it would be ruined if i cut it...Like i never heard that before). But i have a certain look i like and that always necessitates cutting somewhere. I am glad yall like the look i was trying to get. My goal was to keep em scratching there head wondering how i got a 8.5 with a 255/60 under there without narrowing or tubing anything. If anybody knows a 65 elco.,them cars just don't got the room for any kind of rubber. Thanks for the thoughts guys, I like to hear what yall think , Tim
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Looks good. What did you cut the inner lip of the fender?
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(Looks good. What did you cut the inner lip of the fender?
Shane)


The lip has been removed as has the outside half of the wheel tub that came down to the wheel opening lip. The quarter panels were then pushed out almost 2 inches in the opening area and a new wheel tub that seals against the quarter panel was fabbed up. If I went with the right offset I could get more rubber and rim width but this is what i was looking for. Tim
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As for wheel well clearance

I have a 66-----14x7 just about fills the space (15x8 will squeeze in tho)

Glad to see you have not butchered it beyond recognition.
I have a soft spot for these things .
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Looks good to me. As famed hot rod builder Ken Posey used to say, "Anyone can restore an antique....It takes a man to cut one up." Good job.
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:00 PM
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We will cut one!!!!
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:03 PM
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Sounds like you are talking about a fart. LOL
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You know I will cut one!!!!!(I'm not scared)
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