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Old 11-07-2002, 04:56 PM
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hey is there any good step by step how to books on mini tubbing a 1968 camero to fit 10 inch weld drag lite racing wheels I dont want the tire to stick out past the outside fender well I have just purchased a ford 9" that still needs to be cut down I just want all the fact before hacking my car

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Old 11-07-2002, 05:37 PM
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with the correct wheel you can get more than 10" tires under the camaro without cutting it. i used to run a big block 69 with the correct offset wheels, ran 12" tires regularly all under the wheel well.
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Mcdow,

I just read an article on this yesterday. Go to your local magazine rack and get a copy of Super Chevy's "Nova, Chevy's Little Classic". It is a Fall 2002 issue and says to display until 01/13/03, therefore you should be able to find it ok. Once a year they publish a Nova only magazine.

Yeah, I know you have a Camaro, but they have a really nice article titled "No Rub Tubs" where they mini-tub a '67 Nova. The article is a step-by-step deal that even shows how to reattach the trunk lid support bracket. They do such a fine job that when they are done you would swear it was that way from the factory.

I am not sure how the shocks are on a Camaro, but I know on my '72 Nova the shocks ned to be relocated to the inboard side of the subframe. The trick is to stitch weld a piece of square tubing between the subframe for the upper mount, and then use Chassis Engineering traction bars which have built in lower mounts.

I have an old article on the shock relocation. If you would like a copy give me your fax number and I will hook you up with a copy next week.

I hope all this helps.

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if you use a wheel with the same offset specs as a 15x8 70's corvette wheel you will be able to use the big tires with correct clearances.
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Thomas, What is the status of your mini tubbing on the Camaro? I'm in the process of doing the same thing. Any info you can provide will be heplful. I'm not sure about how to relocate the shocks. Any ideas? Thanks.
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