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Old 04-22-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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With the ability to only fit a 255 on my car, I broke out the grinder and got to cutting. I'm still in the rough in phase right now. I'll be ordering 315's soon.

Stock distance between tubs and frame


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I gained 2-3"s, tubs flush with frame.


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Old 04-22-2012, 06:30 PM   #2
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Are you going to a four link?
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:33 PM   #3
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No just relocating the leafs.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:38 PM   #4
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post pics of relocating those leafs when you get around to it. I can get a 305 in my torino no problem but if i wanna go much bigger i'll hit my leafs too.
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Look up "Crites spring relocation". I'm using the idea, just not their cheap ass looking parts.
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crites is known for their questionable parts and customer service so I can't blame you there. I never knew they made brackets like that
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:59 PM   #7
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Oh and looks like I'll have plenty of clearance for 12" wide tires.

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Old 04-23-2012, 06:32 AM   #8
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I'll say it now, even before the finished product, I commend your effort in cleaning it all up. (around the joints, seams etc). No one EVER does it the 'right way', it's just a BIG pain in the ass... and as you've most likely seen, VERY messy.
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I'll say it now, even before the finished product, I commend your effort in cleaning it all up. (around the joints, seams etc). No one EVER does it the 'right way', it's just a BIG pain in the ass... and as you've most likely seen, VERY messy.
Thanks, the car is very "grungy" IMO. I'll have everything stripped and cleaned before it goes back together. I have a trash can FULL of crap that I chiseled off the car.
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Subscribing, this is in the plans for my '66 also.
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Look up "Crites spring relocation". I'm using the idea, just not their cheap ass looking parts.
....so who's kit ARE you using, and how does relocating the leafs inward affect the suspension and its ride characteristics?
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....so who's kit ARE you using, and how does relocating the leafs inward affect the suspension and its ride characteristics?
I'm making my own version MUCH beefier. Stay tuned and see how it turns out. I'm only moving the springs inward a few inches so it may or may not be noticeable. It's a street car, I dont really care too much.
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I'm making my own version MUCH beefier. Stay tuned and see how it turns out. I'm only moving the springs inward a few inches so it may or may not be noticeable. It's a street car, I dont really care too much.
Don't forget to post pics of the actual kit that you're fabbing up so I can copy it.
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i know this is off of the subject but where you on custer and virginia about a week ago in your S10? if so nice paint job and stance on that truck!!!
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i know this is off of the subject but where you on custer and virginia about a week ago in your S10? if so nice paint job and stance on that truck!!!
Yup, I live over there. Thanks!
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315's are going to be sexy as hell on the back.

Will you have it done by the end of May for the cruise are you going to take the S10?
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I'll be in the Dime. I'm too broke to buy wheels and tires in one fell swoop. If my current wheels sell I'll be ordering tires soon.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:32 PM   #18
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I'll be in the Dime. I'm too broke to buy wheels and tires in one fell swoop. If my current wheels sell I'll be ordering tires soon.
I know the feeling. The last ditch efforts to get my Cobra on the roads dented me pretty good.
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I was up late lastnite google-ing the Crites kit and all I found was mediocre reviews at best. I then started to search for alternate methods of fitting a larger wheel/tire combo in '60's era cars and I came up with this:

http://cometcentral.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3354

yes I know it's a Comet, but it's for idea purposes. funny thing is, that when I first tore my '66 down to a shell back in '00, this was the route I was gonna take. I just didn't have the time to look into it too much due to my daughter being newborn. she took all my time and the rest is history as they say. car is still in bare shell form to this day.

anyway, just thought you guys might want to see/read what else can be done.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:38 AM   #20
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Damn, that's involved!!

I like this guys idea: http://www.jwracing-fab.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=164

With home made versions of these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Billet-Alumi...38591005096472
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