GT is now mini tubbed, as revealed by the following spy pics from the family skunk works . . . . .
Tape markings show clearances used in centering the rear end from side to side, as determined by a bare 10" rim:
LH front frame connector modified for use with Caltracs:
Wheelwell surgery to allow more tire clearance:
Modified the rear frame rails as they are the tightest location (not counting the inner wheel well):
Relocated the axle bumper to the inside of the frame:
Rear spring hanger:
Might be switched to sliders in the future.
Driver's compartment look at new mini tub:
Seat bracket reinstalled:
Car on rack at my brother's garage:
The last picture does not show all the awesomeness of the mini tub. Here is what it looked like before the mini tub:
--Total $$ invested in mini tub and spring relocation : $400 in parts. Includes Crites spring relocation kit, HD spring perches, aftermarket inner wheel wells (optional), 8' of 3.5" wide 1/8" steel, 4' 3" wide 1/8" steel. 10' of 22 gauge sheet metal.
--Total time to complete: 40 hours (neither one of us had done this relocation before.)
--Clearance gained: nearly 3" per side.
After a little more grinding, body filler, cleaning primer, and seam sealer, the GT will be sent back home to recoup and to continue its body renovation.