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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 19, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Hello, new to the site. Just bought my dream car 69 SS clone with a 327. Very clean car. 1st problem I notice upon driving it home is the rear right tire is rubbing against the outer edge of the wheel well next to the chrome edging if I hit any kind of road bumps. I have the rally wheels with the 15" on back with I think 8" width. Looking at the ride height I would imagine the leaf springs probably need to be changed out, not sure if they are original or just worn out. Anything I can do on the cheap until I can afford to fix the problem? I will eventually go with either new leaf springs or changing to an newer shock system? Of course that is way down the line, just need a quick inexpensive fix so I do not ruin a set of brand new BF Goodrich tires.
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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 19, 09:58 AM
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Re: Rear tires rubbing!

Welcome!

Do you know what the rear wheel backspacing is? What size tires are you running in the rear? Check the wheels for a two alpha-character code stamped near the valve stem. If they're "AZ" wheels from the era, you have 4" backspacing. To get the wheels to tuck inside the fender lip, you'll need to go with 4.5"-5" backspacing. Wheel Vintiques makes a reproduction rally wheel that will work.
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post #3 of 39 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 19, 10:35 AM
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Re: Rear tires rubbing!

Longer shackles might buy you some time but its not the correct fix
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Re: Rear tires rubbing!

Ride height is fine so springs are fine. Trim your wheel lips and/or get wheels with more backspacing.

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post #5 of 39 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 19, 11:17 AM
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Re: Rear tires rubbing!

ď rubbing against the outer edge of the wheel well next to the chrome edging Ē

This tells me that he has quarter panel wheel lip extending beyond the wheel molding. Trim it off flush with the molding....

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Re: Rear tires rubbing!

Is it even side to side?

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post #7 of 39 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 19, 01:46 PM
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Re: Rear tires rubbing!

Op, look under rear of car to see if there are metal blocks between axle housing and leaf spring. Hard to tell in pics but blocks "may" have been used to lower the car which is very common. A 1/2" shorter block would remedy the problem if that was the case. That is a $20 fix.

your tire size and wheel size, including back space would also be helpful to know.

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post #8 of 39 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 19, 02:20 PM
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Re: Rear tires rubbing!

15X8 ralley wheels should be ok, bet that the rear end not correct, I'm running 15X8 ralley wheel, 4 inch backspacing with 295/50R15 , lowered 2 inches and no rubbing,on a 67.

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Re: Rear tires rubbing!

Here's an enlarged photo that might help.

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Why are all you guys peeing in the OPís cornflakes? It makes no difference what year the quarter panels are regarding the wheel rub. Offer up some helpful solutions instead of critiquing his car....

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Re: Rear tires rubbing!

I bet your rally wheels are from a Corvette. Vettes had 15 X 8" with 4" backspace- ideally you should have 4.5" to 4.75". That would put your tire 1/2" farther out than it should be.

You can check by measuring with the wheel off and inside facing up - measure from the center flange to the outer wheel edge with a straightedge and tape.

As others have said, you can buy the correct rally wheels. About $100 each.
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They are AZ rims. By the way it is very difficult to post pics with any quality on this site. Just took a pic of the rear wheel well to show you all it is a 69. Made the pic as small as I could and the site still rejected it because it was too large. Very frustrating.
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post #14 of 39 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 19, 06:41 PM
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They are AZ rims. By the way it is very difficult to post pics with any quality on this site. Just took a pic of the rear wheel well to show you all it is a 69. Made the pic as small as I could and the site still rejected it because it was too large. Very frustrating.
Without a paid membership you can only post one low res photo. Welcome to the forum.

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They are AZ rims. By the way it is very difficult to post pics with any quality on this site. Just took a pic of the rear wheel well to show you all it is a 69. Made the pic as small as I could and the site still rejected it because it was too large. Very frustrating.
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