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buggyman8
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posted March 09, 2004 08:18 PM
when cutting your fenders for tire clearence how do u know how much to allow for at the track. how can i tell how much the car is going to flex that way i dont have a tire cut down
thanks guys


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joetaylor
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posted March 10, 2004 04:07 PM
a real easy way to do this is to jack the oppisite side off the ground then cut your clearenc then repeat for the outher side

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maniac motors
Member
posted March 21, 2004 05:14 PM
i made a bracket that bolts to two of the lug nuts and has a piece of 3/4 tube off the center of the axle. use a piece of mechaniccs wire looped around the tube.then take a marker and wrap the wire where you want the clearance (poor mans compass)the way i figure rf and rr clearance is to jack the car up diagonal from the tire you are marking clearance on. jack up the car then mark and cut accordingly also angle the frt and rear of openings at bottoms so if the fender gets pushed in the tire wont het cut down.give it a little extra instead of having to cut more after you race it


bobaluuu
Member
posted March 21, 2004 07:38 PM
Im with joetaylor but add a big man jumping on the bumper and cut another half inch even then. Its amazing how much body roll you can get sometimes.

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chevelle
Member
posted March 24, 2004 09:03 PM
Does anyone else roll the edge over and make a hem. I just used a pair of plies and bent about a 1/4 inch lip a little at a time and then bent it back on itself with a vise grips and a 2 inch piece of angle iron.


animalracer
Member
posted March 28, 2004 07:40 PM
I do it a little differently. I cut the fender opening out, then move it up 3-4 inches and weld it back to the fender or quarter panel. It gives the car a nice finished appearance, and also strengthens the panel.

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animalracer
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posted March 28, 2004 07:42 PM
Here's a pic of the rear wheel opening after moving it.

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