You shouldn't be too envious since I adapted your idea for opening up the wheel well. It was much simpler than the traditional method of sectioning the panel.Looking great, Dennis! Very envious, here! :tup:
You forgot old . . . . . .You're doing OK for a short fat dude....
Yeah, I love those Magnums to no end. This year I tried to convince myself that I should toss them and go with lighter Prostar aluminum wheels but I like this semi-stock sleeper look better. I guess the look is worth losing a tenth or so at the track.Looking good Dennis..I love those chrome magnums..Makes the car look great even in primer!
Well, unless the body shop fairies show up it looks like I will miss some of the local spring racing. I really want to get paint on the outside of this thing before it leaves the garage and I am afraid that I will need to wait for warmer weather. Once it is together , I hope to make a few more ProStick races since I added a newer toter to my stable. AC comfort in the summer--aahhhhhhhh.Lookin good Dennis. What is your racing schedule looking like this year?
5.5" backspace with a 10" wheel probably won't be enough. That's about like 3.5" backspace on an 8" wheel... Of course, the tire will be spread out more, so it will have less bulge, but it 'might' need some more back space.GT is now safely home and tucked in the garage. Before I put on the street wheels for the trip, I did a test fit with 10" wide, 5.5" backspace rims. Has a full 2" of clearance left before hitting the inner wheelwell:
Now seriously considering narrowing the rear 1" to 1 1/4" on each side to better tuck the wheel/tires inside the enlarged cavity.
You are right Mike in that a 6.5" or possibly as much as much as a 7" back space on a 10" rim would be required in most cases.5.5" backspace with a 10" wheel probably won't be enough. That's about like 3.5" backspace on an 8" wheel... Of course, the tire will be spread out more, so it will have less bulge, but it 'might' need some more back space.
What tires do you plan to run? The 28x10.5 Stiff Sidewall? You may want to go ahead and buy them, then mount em' on wheels and see where you are before going much further... or borrow someone elses 28x10.5's on 10" wheels for a test fit.
(I love having a guinea pig who does such an excellent job of documenting their accomplishments) LOL!
Those 10" wheels look friggin' HUGE!
Yes, installing (or moving) the spring perches inboard is required. Although the kit comes with run of the mill perches, I used a HD pair that I already had which includes the boxing. You can see it here next to the old perch which I will remove prior to sending the rear out:Dennis did you have to weld on new spring perches? Kinda tough to tell from your pics but are they boxed in?
Love the write up!