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Author Topic:   Welding Metric brackets on a floater?
Speed Racer X
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posted November 04, 2004 08:51 PM  
I'm looking at buying a used 9" floater out of a "Modified" to put under a Metric "Factory Stock". Speedway has the bracket kit for $150, is it a big trick to weld them on? Does the Housing need to be held in a jig to keep it from warping while welding? Also, what is the perfered width, 58", 60", or 62" Mucho Thanks in advnace

racer17j
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posted November 04, 2004 10:05 PM  
I was told on a stock car you want atleast a 60" for tire clearence from the frame.

ryan
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posted November 05, 2004 04:55 PM  
I would go with 60"

Speed Racer X
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posted November 05, 2004 06:13 PM  

Heys guys, thanks again for all the help. The other boys in the area seem to prefer the 60". A friend had a car that we could not keep the right rear from rubbing the frame rail, I sure don't need that problem. also I like the front end to be wider than the rear, do you see any problem with running 2" offset wheels on the front?

BIGDADDYBOZ
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posted November 05, 2004 06:20 PM  
Alot of guys around here run 2's on the front. I run 2's also on my front.

gould
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posted November 05, 2004 08:40 PM  
jigging is a piece of cake if you have patience and a welder. i did mine and it worked fine. if you need help let me know.

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iowatoolman
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posted November 07, 2004 04:08 AM  
the factory width on a metric is 58" like racer17j said
i put a 60 inch wide in my metric and had to change wheel offsets

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