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Postby crafty » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:10 pm

Nope.... the ass splitting photo is someone elses .... my ass has not been touched.

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Postby crafty » Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:38 am

mmmm.... I think radiusing the arches would work... I dont have photoshop so this was done with a crappy online photo editor... but the concept doesnt look too bad.

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The other option is smaller wheels....If I wanna run the car at the same height as above and not change the guards, I'd have to go down to a 225/35R17......

The 235/35R19 on the left is the same size as the Work wheels in the pics at the top.... the top of the 225/35R17 tire is about level with the top of the rim of the 235/35R19.

After seeing the car with 19's under it Im pretty hooked on big rims... I think 19's and raduised guards would look better than 17's


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Postby slammed and shiny » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:53 pm

hmm. i dont know. ive always sort of liked that fat ass back tire and slightly smaller fronts look. maybe some frame angle? but i dont know if that will make the car harder to turn.... :-k :-k
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Postby crafty » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:42 pm

... i used black tape to mark out the radius on the guard, its not as severe as the crappy photoshop effort

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Postby DOGO » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:56 pm

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Visually, trimming that off, gives it the appearance that the front end is higher than it really is. Disproportionally higher, IMHO
...but that's just me.

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Postby Franz » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:10 am

It'll look good however you do it. I would be scared to radius it like your thinking.

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Postby crafty » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:26 am

OK..... here's the 245/35R18's off the front of the Ultima.

I need to get hold of a set of 17's and see how they look under the wheel arch

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and without the radiused arches

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and set back "almost" far enough to allow the wheels to turn a decent lock, these are too wide to go in any further.

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Postby Franz » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:29 am

I'm digging those last 2 pictures.

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Postby crafty » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:32 am

....and a photoshop from a guy over at pro-touring.com

not sure about the corvette scollop.... but the pillar delete looks sick!

It would be a tight fit getting the rear 1/4 window to go down as the rear tire may be in the way.... but what a great look!... definitely needs more investigation.

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Postby crafty » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:34 am

Franz wrote:I'm digging those last 2 pictures.


.... I know there's be many fans of the inset wheels over here!

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Postby Franz » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:40 am

The hard top does look sick.

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Postby rustabus » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:10 am

I gotta admit I really like em tucked. Will a narrowed beam work for your project if so did you see how John did his Pre A beam? I vote no on the radius and the B pillar removal, stock exterior body with all the spaceship stuff shoe-horned inside! Easy for me to say that when I don't have to build it Smile Smile Smile

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Postby Ketzer » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:58 am

If the two choices for random opinions from the peanut gallery are,
Larger wheel opening (radius change)...
Narrowed front suspension with the wheel sucked way in...

I vote radius change.

The sucked in front wheel is not a good look unless the plan is to change the rear track width to match (which I hope is NOT the fall back plan).


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Postby Flipper_1938 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:42 am

Ketzer wrote:The sucked in front wheel is not a good look unless the plan is to change the rear track width to match (which I hope is NOT the fall back plan).


I don't agree. I think narrow front and wide rear looks great.

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Postby Dc13 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:57 pm

This setup screams performance, so I'd try a smaller wheel before narrowing anything. If I had to radius the arches, I'd do both the front and rear to keep proportions right. Let's say I'd take out 2 inches up front, then I'd probably take out at least an inch in the rear.

Having said that, I'd start thinking of anything over 17" only if needed to fit certain size brakes.

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