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One Inch in One Hour

I wasn't looking forward to this, but I want to run 225/50/15s on 8" rims if I can get them under there. So, with a BFH and some smoothing out,.........Flares! About an hour a side. Nasty work, if you ask me.
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Old 08-09-2002, 08:08 PM
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Man,

YOU are crazy. Have we met ??

Its looks kinda cool.

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Gotta agree, it IS a nasty job. I wuz only 56 when I did this.

I'm 57 now and don't do crazy $h!t no mo.
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Milt and JP,

Nice work. It must be a little scary to start hammering away at the fenders like that. Oh no, what have I done! Once you start, there is no turning back! LOL

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Looks a little better with the metal glaze on.

Oh, and the one hour per side deal passed about four hours ago.
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And I thought fiberglass or welded on steel flares were the most popular means of achiving this look.

Thought about making a video? : )

Good work!!!!! Please post pics of the finished product with wheels/tires mounted.

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OK.....

These are left and right. They are......ah.....similar
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JP,

You need a bigger wheel chalk than that one.

I would hate to see that car role down the driveway and hit the Chebby truck.

Flares look great.

Innovation, not imitation.


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No problem.....the truck is there to stop it ...........and since I now have a winch and a hard spot set into the floor, I kin winch the wreck back up into place.

Another great project in the making.
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Gotta agree, it IS a nasty job. I wuz only 56 when I did this.

I'm 57 now and don't do crazy $h!t no mo.
I'll be 57 in 20 days. I think there's a lot of crazy stuff ahead on this project. I'll learn......,maybe. I should change my signature to *Crazy Milt* per Brad. BTW, Brad, no we have not met in person, but I tried to buy a tub w/ rollcage from you last year.
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I just bought a set of 6&7x16 Fuchs for my car and had planned on mounting 205s in the front and 225s in the rear. I was guessing that a little persuation using the old baseball bat method was all I would need. Is all this work posted above really necessary? Maybe my tire choice is a little wide?

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We dont roll them anymore.

I pinch them. I take that inside lip and flatten it completely against the outside lip. With a hammer and dolly.

A 225/50/15 will fit. Kinda depends on the ride heigth.

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I did a test fit with 225 50 15 on 7s...."before hammer".
No way, Jose.....at least on mine....almost made it on the pass side, but the clearance would have been zip...or less. Not even close on the drivers side. More negative camber would have helped, maybe. The Kuhmos were wider than the test tire.
I understand Hoosiers are wider yet.
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NICE Job gentlemen.

Reminds me of the days in SCCA when you couldn't add anything and the "baseball bat roller" was the only method to cover those "Blue Streak Specials" (wow, I am old).

I wish the PO on my '70 shell had used the "pinch" method - he cut the lip off.
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The SCCA still requires you to maintain the wheel opening shape (as viewed from the side)...both in track racing and in Solo II.....otherwise, it's off to the modified classes you go.
Kinda' limits ones options.
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Another wheel question...

Does anyone think that I can fit 205's on a 16x7" rim in the stock rear fenders? I currently have 205's on 15x5.5 and it fits just fine, thanks for any input. Since most people selling 911 wheels sell them in 2-16x6 and 2-16x7 sets, I thought it'd be nice to know if they'd fit. Thanks fellas.

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Nathan,

I was at Renegade Hybrids in May and saw Scott's 914 with 16 x 7 on all four cornerns without any evidence of fender rolling. Sorry but don't have his tire size.

There is also another of our readers (Craig) with a really clean yellow teener that carries 16's quite well using 205/45/16s. Perhaps he will share a pic or two with you. Craig actually rolled his lips a bit for proper fit but I'm sure you have heard that this varies from car to car and tire specs.

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i recently did a test fit of 16x6 with 205/55 comp t/a s and there was nooooooooo way they would work on my stock rear fenders. i don't think they would work even if i rolled the lips!!

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go figure...

225/50VR16 on 16x6 under stock fenders...

I have about juste a bit more than 1/4 of an inch between the lip and the tire.






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I was using 205 50 16s at the rear. They fit fine with about 5/8 inch clearance on the pass side and 1/4 on the drivers side.

Since the 7s are an inch wider and 7/8 (or so ) is offset outward, the problem becomes obivious.
8s would be more better for the 225 tire. I'm semi looking for a pair (15 inch). They just might fit now (with some neg camber). If not, I still have a BFH

Your car is lookin' good, M-A. How's that 3.0 running? I hear you got top time for AX at that recent East Coast thingy. Wish I could have made it to uphold the 2.7Ls honor.
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