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V8 Thumper

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From: Orange, Ca. United States of America
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posted 01-12-2002 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm going to have Currie build me a 9" housing & axles for my '65... I've used a laser level/pointer to check clearances of theoretical housing dimensions. I'm looking at the possibility of narrowing the rear 1 1/2"(1.500) from stock, leaving the springs where they are. With maybe just a little front wheelhouse 'massaging', 3 3/4" backspaced Torq-Thrusts (15x7) with a buncha rubber should tuck under the fenders nicely... or so my most accurate measurements determine. Anyone tried this before? I've gotta have a housing built anyway, and different lenghts don't cost any more, so why not try something trick?

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posted 01-12-2002 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have it narrowed one inch on each side. That will be about perfect.

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