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Old 08-12-2011, 04:45 PM
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Tires rubbing against fenders

I got some pretty wide tires (295/50 R15) on the back of my '67 El Camino and there was rubbing against the fenders. I have since taken the grinder to the fenders and have removed 1/4" -3/8" of metal. How do I check the tires if the tires are still rubbing? Some way to tell the difference between the old marks on the tires an if new marks are being made.

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Old 08-12-2011, 05:33 PM
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Rub some chalk on the wheel opening if you see it on the tires then......
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Your destroying the fenders on a vintage 67 Elcamino just to fit fat tires on it?
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use air shocks or go with a smaller tire dont cut the body as about poster stated
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Go to a smaller tire. stop grinding on the car please.




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How bout rolling them and flaring them just slightly
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NO NO Cole!! you radius the fenders gasser style and put them big ol' Bushwhacker fender flares on it.....won't rub atol and you'll have a one of a kind El Camino......and EVERYONE wll talk about it.
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:32 PM
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What in the hell is going on? Are new rodders just this clueless? GET WHEELS WITH THE PROPER BACKSPACING TO LET YOU USE WIDE TIRES OR MINI-TUB THE THE DAMN THING!
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I have since taken the grinder to the fenders and have removed 1/4" -3/8" of metal. Thank you.
the damage has already been done.
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the damage has already been done.
True Sqz.



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wow. Not the replies I was thinking of.

I have plans of installing new sheet metal this winter to replace all the bondo (was done before I got it), a few rust spots on the lower fender area, and some body damage that the auto transport company did for me and not paying for. This is just a temp fix until then. I already have the wheels and tires. The El Camino isn't original paint, interior, or engine.

I'll just make my own mistakes.
I'll just learn from my own mistakes.
I'll just fix my own mistakes.
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Don't take it too hard pardner, if you would have said it was a temp fix till the new body work was started then you wouldn't have gotten raw-dogged so much. We have lots of guys here that don't like crapped out cars and it sounded like that's what you were doing just to squeeze some bigger weenies in there. All is good, hang with us and we'll all learn.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:31 AM
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Don't take it too hard pardner, if you would have said it was a temp fix till the new body work was started then you wouldn't have gotten raw-dogged so much. We have lots of guys here that don't like crapped out cars and it sounded like that's what you were doing just to squeeze some bigger weenies in there. All is good, hang with us and we'll all learn.
X2 327 that's all he had to say, info is the key when looking for answers. JMO
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Always make sure you tell the whole story when posting. But you know what? What you said at the bottom of your last post is the best way to learn but we can probably make the mistakes less painful.
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