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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 12, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Rear qtr panel wheel well lip

When tubbed, did they cut the wheel well inner lip? If removed are u happy with the eveness of the cut job?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 12, 04:56 PM
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Re: Rear qtr panel wheel well lip

Which part are you actually talking about?

The part that attaches to the quarterpanels or the part that attaches to the frame.

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Re: Rear qtr panel wheel well lip

The lip that would hold the chrome wheel well molding.
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Re: Rear qtr panel wheel well lip

I didnt have to trim mine on a nice fit. But I'm waiting to see how much the tire grows at speed. Once I see that, I'll decide whether to trim the inner lip or go with a shorter tire.


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Re: Rear qtr panel wheel well lip

When I bought my car it was already tubbed and the lip was cut. They didn't do a great job of the cut so they put a chrome edge molding to hide imperfections. I am trying to decide if to take the car to a body shop to smooth out what's there and ditch the edge molding or spend big bucks to have quarters replaced and stretched to make it look original. If I don't plan to install wheel well moldings I am not sure I need the expense. I just want the front and back to be similar as either both having moldings or both none not what I have now with nothing in front and edge molding for the rear.

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Re: Rear qtr panel wheel well lip

I didn't cut mine out because 1) it hasn't been necessary, and 2) I want to stay true to the original look of the car including trim. So I started with original quarters and chose to keep them that way.

In your case, it seems you have a decision to make and it's based on how much you really want to have OEM appearing quarters. Only you can answer that. If it were me, it would depend on whether the car is purely a weekend beater or a show and go piece. My 2 cents...


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Re: Rear qtr panel wheel well lip

I stretched my quarters 5" for the 33" tires. I have the original lip on mine. The tubs are big and are caulked to the quarters.

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I stretched my quarters 5" for the 33" tires. I have the original lip on mine. The tubs are big and are caulked to the quarters.
Think its easier to stretch on a 69 cause you already have the straight edge at the top as mine has a curvature all the way around the tire.

Think is what i will do is see if for under $200 a body shop will fix what i have now so i can take the edge trim off, and when i get the car painted down the road have them do the qtrs then so i am not paying for paint twice.
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Think its easier to stretch on a 69 cause you already have the straight edge at the top as mine has a curvature all the way around the tire.

Think is what i will do is see if for under $200 a body shop will fix what i have now so i can take the edge trim off, and when i get the car painted down the road have them do the qtrs then so i am not paying for paint twice.
Harwood makes a extended wheelwell opening in fiberglass. This is a option.

http://www.eharwood.com/catalog/cata...+WELL+OPENINGS

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