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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 10, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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pro street wheel tubs

im building a pro touring 67 firebird but a while back i was givin a set of aluminum pro street wheel tubs when i bought a cage and frame rails. since i needed to tub the wheels anyways i took them and its almost time to start getting them in. im also replacing the rear quarter skins so if there is a prefered order, please let me know. how do you guys handle the issue of the trunk hinge support? any install pictures? thanks
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Re: pro street wheel tubs

Wrong section you will be better over at PT.I think you will be better with a set of mini tubs from DSE...JMO...For the question of trunt hinge supports it is better to use steel tubbs....

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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 10, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Re: pro street wheel tubs

i would also rather use the DSE mini tubs but this is what i have and there is no room in the budget for a change. im just looking for some pictures
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im building a pro touring 67 firebird but a while back i was givin a set of aluminum pro street wheel tubs when i bought a cage and frame rails. since i needed to tub the wheels anyways i took them and its almost time to start getting them in. im also replacing the rear quarter skins so if there is a prefered order, please let me know. how do you guys handle the issue of the trunk hinge support? any install pictures? thanks
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The trunk hinge supports on my Camaro were trimmed on the bottom to compensate for the added height of the wheel tubs,then rewelded to the wheel tub. I don't have the best picture for illustration purposes but you can at least see the hinge support sitting on top of the wheel tub.



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Re: pro street wheel tubs

It is going to be hard to weld steel to aluminum actualy you cant do it.You will need to make some L brackets pop rivet them to the tubbs and weld to the brackets.I personaly like steel for the street because aluminum is very noisy.40" steel tubs are only about $80 I would recommend switching to steel at least.

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It is going to be hard to weld steel to aluminum actualy you cant do it.You will need to make some L brackets pop rivet them to the tubbs and weld to the brackets.I personaly like steel for the street because aluminum is very noisy.40" steel tubs are only about $80 I would recommend switching to steel at least.
Excellent point Dave !!!! I forgot to mention that my tubs are steel .

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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 10, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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ok thanks for the help, im not sure where im going to go. mini tubs are out as i need the whole wheel well but i dont need HUGE tubs so i have to look around
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Re: pro street wheel tubs

You can get 36" steel tubs and cut them what ever width you want and instal at any hight as well.They just aint gonna look as pretty.

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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 10, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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ill trim it up with a nibbler and tuck it all away sumhow.
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Re: pro street wheel tubs

Buy steel tubs. Running aluminum tubs on the street is real noisy and rocks put big dents in the aluminum. You can also put carpet over them which will help.

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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 10, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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im going to put the aluminum ones up for sale this week and go from there. any idea whats the most narrow steel tub i can pick up in that price range?
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Just trim them to fit. When I mini tubbed my car I used these 24" X 36" tubs from Alston.

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and then just welded everything back togather?
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Re: pro street wheel tubs

The problem with tubs instead of mini tubs is they wont attach to the wheel lip where mini tubs will.I fibre glassed mine to the quarter if you weldthere is a chance of warping.

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Re: pro street wheel tubs

I'v'e already cut out my stock wells and had alum tubs made years ago whan I back halfed my car. Now that I'm finally starting to really put my car back together will DSE's mini tubes work or should I ditch the alum tubs and use them as a pattern for steel tubs ??

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