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Old 01-31-2008, 04:34 PM
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Mini Tub

Hey out there. I am re-registered because I forgot my password etc..
I use to be "65 Malibu Project"
Anyway my question is I here the term "mini tub" all the time and was wondering to what extent is the work on the frame. I have a 65 Malibu
project that I want to tuck some fatter rubber under. As you guys know that
are familiar with 65's the wheel wells are shallow and may only get a 8"-9"
tire in there. This mini tub thing does it just involve cutting out half the
frame and reinforcing around it to gain maybe 2" or so? I do not think it involves relocating the spring and shock towers, but I do not know.
Any help on this would be great man. I have the welder, the die-grinder
and some flat 1/4" stock for reinforcing. If I cannot find out info I am go to
just do what I am invisioning...maybe uncharted territory???
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On some cars ... a mini tub will work. You can cut the upper section of the inner wheel-well and not cut the frame. I had a 65 Super Sport Chevelle many years ago but do not remember what the inner wheel-well looked like.

I cut a 69 Nova with a mini tub type of deal and used a extra set of inner wheel-wells to make the tubs out of. Got about 2 inches of room. I painted it like the original trunk was and passed it off as uncut ( I drag raced it ... )
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Thank you DEUCE

On the 65 Chevelle the inner rear wheel well is RIGHT
at or flush with the outer part of the frame. So just
dealing with the well itself will not gain me anything.
I don't want to do a full tub because of cost and I still
want to drive it around on the road and want semi safe
handling. I can cut the frame (notch it) my concern is
wellding the right strength into the notch...because my
BBC will twist that in a second. Then I won't need narrowed rearend
I will just need to find a deeper backspacing wheel offset.
Thoughts?
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