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Old 10-23-2007, 12:40 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Has anyone done this via moving the outer wheelhouse out to slightly bulge the quarter?
I'm sure someone has, but not me...

Take one of your rear wheels off, lay on the ground and look up. It's not just the apex of the outer wheelwell that needs to move outward, it's the whole circumference of the wheelwell. In the front, the lower portion of the quarter would probably have to be seperated from the rocker... to do it right, you'd need to "bulge" the whole opening. It's definitely do-able. Just bring the car to a good body shop with a 335 tire mounted on a 10" wide wheel and say "make it happen with no bondo and I'll pay cash". How it will "look" when finished is another thing.

Have you looked into the Eleanor style rear flares? This may give you the room you need, but it'll be close.

You've got an impressive drivetrain. Where there's a will, there's always a way. Like you said, the drivetrain was the easy part.

What kind of locker are you using?

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Old 10-23-2007, 12:42 AM   #17 (permalink)
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tsk tsk... an 8" wheel with a 275 tire?

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Old 10-23-2007, 02:48 AM   #18 (permalink)
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What kind of locker are you using?

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Old 10-23-2007, 09:04 AM   #19 (permalink)
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tsk tsk... an 8" wheel with a 275 tire?

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Yeah yeah...I needed the extra sidewall suck in from the smaller rim to fit the tire on the car anyway. I only use it for straight lines 12 seconds at a time Those are drag radials and I usually only run 16-20 lbs in them
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Old 10-31-2007, 02:11 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Do you have the web link to this Mag or any pics of the back seat area .



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There is a '65 FB that was in the Dec '04 Mustang &Fords magazine that was minitubbed and running 335's on 18X11's. The article says that shop that did the work was Hotwheels Custom autobody in Mount Vernon Washington...Hope that helps.



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Old 10-31-2007, 12:02 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I'll check when i get home (after tricker treating with the kiddo) I have the magazine article and I did a google search for the owners name to find the pictures. I know they came from the Mustang&fords webstie. You can right click on the picture and get the properties.
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There is a '65 FB that was in the Dec '04 Mustang &Fords magazine that was minitubbed and running 335's on 18X11's. The article says that shop that did the work was Hotwheels Custom autobody in Mount Vernon Washington...Hope that helps.
I would make an arguement that it takes more than a 'mini tub' to put those tires on that car. My understanding of a minitib is it leaves the frame rail in place and simply opens up the wheel housing. A 335 doesn't fit between the steel of the fender and the frame rail so that would mean that they moved the frame rail...which to me means it isn't mini tubbed...it is tubbed. Just not tubbed enough for 15 inch wide slicks
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I ran home at lunch. The guys name is Jason Johnson. I did a google search for Jason Johnson 65 fastback and this was the site I got that had the pictues. The mag did not have any rear interior shots, just front seat and one of the trunk, but you can not see anything, there is a HUGE amp back there that goes from wheel well to wheell well.

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Old 10-31-2007, 08:52 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I did a mini-tub on my 66 coupe with a watts-link rear suspension. I have 315/45/17's on 17x10.5 rims with enough room to put 335's in at a later date. I didnt have to move the frame, just modify it a bit. It really worked out nicely. I will post some pics for you to look at.

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Thanks for the info
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Pretty slick setup Kristang2! The key there is the deletion of the leaf springs Highly likely that the mustang pictured above from the magazine has done the same thing (3-link or 4-link)
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A guy on StangNet, mustbereel, used '67 outer wheel well housings on his '65 fastback and stretched the stock quarter panels over them. It gives a stock look with 1.5" more room. He did a really nice job of it. Here's a link - http://forums.stangnet.com/showthread.php?t=656858 - go to post 14 for the quarter panel mods.

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Old 11-01-2007, 12:19 AM   #28 (permalink)
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NICE ,that's the way my buddy is going to do my fastback ,we just looking for pics of the backseat area ,with one that has a backseat .


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I did a mini-tub on my 66 coupe with a watts-link rear suspension. I have 315/45/17's on 17x10.5 rims with enough room to put 335's in at a later date. I didnt have to move the frame, just modify it a bit. It really worked out nicely. I will post some pics for you to look at.

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THANKS for the link .

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I ran home at lunch. The guys name is Jason Johnson. I did a google search for Jason Johnson 65 fastback and this was the site I got that had the pictues. The mag did not have any rear interior shots, just front seat and one of the trunk, but you can not see anything, there is a HUGE amp back there that goes from wheel well to wheell well.

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nice pix, Kristang. you have nads when you're putting in a Chevy motor!

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