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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 14, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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295/50s?

Bear with me...I know tires have been hashed, rehashed, and generally beat to death.
I'm starting to line up what's needed to make the final push to get the car on the road. The tires that are on it are probably 20yrs old, and sidewalls are cracked, so I'm not going to even drive to the corner with them once the car is started.
Having just bought a house and moved to Florida, my "fun pile" of $$$ has been severely spanked, but I'm hoping in the next month or so to have a few extra to start buying critical parts and pieces.
SOoooo...
Car came with 295/50s mounted on 8" steel/rally wheels on the back. I've since put Caltraks on the car, along with new spring perches and Edelbrock shocks. The 295s are on there now just so I could roll it on/off trailers etc. I didn't spend much time driving the car before starting the frame-off, but I don't recall there being any rubbing issues with this size.
But everything I've read seems to indicate that 295 is too wide for a 69.

Is anyone out there running 295s on a 69 without mods to the wheel wells?

My intent is to buy new rubber and mount it on the rims that are on the car now. Later on I'll decide on rims, or who knows...might just stick with the rallys for awhile

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 14, 07:15 AM
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Re: 295/50s?

question .was or are the rear fender lip rolled or cut?to keep the old ones from rubbing.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 14, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 295/50s?

No...in fact both quarters were replaced during frame-off.
I'll post some pics later if I get some time. I think the rear sits high, higher than it used to.
When I loaded the car up on a trailer to bring it down here from Mass I packed about 200+lbs of parts/pieces/tools in the trunk, and bounced it 1700 miles down here to Florida, and the trunk hasn't been unpacked yet, so it's had some weight in it...still has about 2" clearance from top of wheel to fender lip.

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