I notice a distinct difference in the spacing in the front fender wells of my 68. I currently have 225/55 tires mounted on 16x8 w/4 inch backspacing. On the passenger side, there is at least an inch less space between the wheel and the back of the fender. The wheel rubs when it is turned to the right - way before full lock. The driver side is ok, no rubbing at all. Has anyone else come across this?
I plan on going with 225/50 series tires which should save me about an inch and hopefully will clear. I want to avoid having to buy new rims (they aint cheap!!) I'm hoping the 4 inches of backspacing will be enough. I really did not want to go with a tire much smaller than 225 but then I don't want the tire rub either.
Any help will be appreciated.