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Old 01-06-2012, 04:29 PM
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Length and width of 32 highboy?

OK, trying to horseshoe a 32 highboy sideways in front of my other cars in a 3-car garage. I don't have the 32 yet to measure. Can anyone give me the general width of a 32 from outside of the tires. I know the wheelbase is around 106"-110" making the total length of a run of the mill highboy around 12" longer. I have about 70" width available in front of my other cars. Anyone?

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Without fenders you might make it. My Willys is 72 I think across rhe fenders. I'm going cruzing tomorrow so I'll try and measure it again.

You could make 1" plywood "wheels" and set it on 4 wheel roll arounds and you would make it i think.
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My highboy is exactly 72" wide and 12 1/2 feet long.



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Both my 32's are less than 72 inches wide at the rear tires.
My rims have less offset than Centerlines







The 32 frame is 42 inches wide at it's widest point so 72 inches would be CLOSE but doable.

My 9 inch Ford rear end is 56 inches wide measured from the wheel mounting flange to the wheel mounting flange. The rim extends another 4 inches ( per side ) making the rear end and rims 64 inches wide. The tires do extend maybe 3/4 ths of a inch per side making the total width ... 65.5 to 66 inches wide.
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Thanks all for the quick response. This would be an interim arrangement in my garage until I can get a 4-post lift purchased and installed. Just trying to get thru the winter months without leaving a car outside.

The comment on using plywood wheels was clever. It did get me thinking that once I got the 32 up against the front wall, I could take the one side tires off and get some clearance
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I also want to comment that both the red highboy and the two black full fenders are awesome. Here is the 32 that I'm thinking of buying. One day I think I should just take the $$ and pay down the mortgage, the next day I just say "life is too short, just buy the da..m thing"
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The red Hiboy you are looking at looks like a neat HiBoy!

I have owned a few HiBoys in my lifetime and nothing screams HOT ROD like a 32 HiBoy roadster. In today's economic downturn ...
I would imaging that you can find a real good deal on a 32 HiBoy ...

Paying down the mortgage is always GOOD but with interest rates as low as they are ( 3 per cent in my area ) ...
It might be better to just refinance and lower the payments and ENJOY the 32 now



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It is way less expensive to just BUY a Hiboy than to build one. His has a Desoto HEMI
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I also want to comment that both the red highboy and the two black full fenders are awesome. Here is the 32 that I'm thinking of buying. One day I think I should just take the $$ and pay down the mortgage, the next day I just say "life is too short, just buy the da..m thing"
Buy it NOW. You'll always regret it if you don't. I've found it's always better to regret something you did, rather than something you didn't do. So go for it.


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It is way less expensive to just BUY a Hiboy than to build one. His has a Desoto HEMI
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What induction system is your buddy going to use on that DeSoto. Multi carb manifolds for them are almost non existent. I sold a factory dual quad (WCFB) tall deck DeSoto hemi manifold on e-bay a couple years ago for more than $400. Wish I had waited cause I could probably get almost double that now.

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His is a low deck Desoto ... and he bought a new aluminum 4 bbl intake from Walker @ Hot Heads. In fact most everything he has bought for the HEMI came from Hot Heads.

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