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Old 06-23-2004, 08:54 PM
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I have 1930 ford tudor and the right tire rubs on the back fender. I have put new alden coil over shocks on it and it still rubs. the tire sticks out alittle of the fender on both sides, but it rubs only on the right. Got any ideas what the problem may be?

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It is fairly common for an old body to vary from one side to the other. Sounds like the body or fender is bent/adjusted a bit differently.

Another example. Back in the seventies my brother and I bought two identical new cars. Mine would take an L-60/15 tire with no problem, but these same wheels and tires rubbed BAD on his. Just the manufacturing differences on the assembly line.
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thanks for the help i was thinking that fenders might be tweeked
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I would start measuring everything, like the height of the body from the ground at several points on each side. Then measure the frame clearance to the ground on each side.

I have a 31 Ford Tudor that I bought many years ago. When I got it, the fenders had been cut for puting in tubs, and welded in place. Unfortunately, the person that did that evidently didn't have a tape measure, and one fender was sticking out 1" farther than the other. I really had headaches trying to center the rearend until I figured out what the problem was.
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