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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 14, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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69' Rocker Molding VS Tires

Hey guys, I am stretching my 1/4's on my project for my 14.5Wx32's and I am wondering how people are keeping the rocker molding? On YouTube and Google Images, it looks like they are keeping the rocker molding and wheel opening moldings. By staying with the 108 wheelbase I just don't see how it's happening. I have my rear moved 2" back and held in place with screws, and it looks like it's suppose to. My front is moved forward 11/16",to the edge of the spear shaped rocker molding, and it is just in now way going to be enough clearance.Any pics or help will be appreciated. Thanks,Tim.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 14, 07:25 AM
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Re: 69' Rocker Molding VS Tires

I don't have any pix but my thought would be to cut/section the molding before the tip and weld/braze back together at the new length , grind and polish back to correct sheen and now your custom
With all the other fab going on with your car this task would be a snap...I'm a big fan of all the factory moldings !

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 14, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 69' Rocker Molding VS Tires

Thank you! I am going back with all the moldings because I thinks it looks great, and adds a finished look.[IMG][/IMG]
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Re: 69' Rocker Molding VS Tires

The spear is made from SS. You will have to cut it the right length and then find someone who can weld stainless. Then grind the weld and polish.

I suggest cutting it a couple inches from the end.

I didnt put them back on my car.

On the wheelwell moldings you will have to reform it to your wheelwell but it it come up short on each end. Or take 2 and make one. Same thing with the welding of stainless.

I stretched my quarters the same way you are doing and left 5" in the middle. But now I am running a 33 x 22 x 15 quick time pro and the opening is to small. Make sure that is the tire you want to run. I started out with 33 x 21.5 x 15 mickey thompson sportsmans and the quick time pro are bigger.

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Hey,thanks for the tip. I bought a 540 out of a 4 link dragster that was running high 4.80's, and I have a 400 turbo with a 4.56 gear. I may need to stop and think about the 33's.. Rear frame kit I installed is a S&W, 24" wide, Swing Arm 4-link with anti-roll so I hope it all works out.
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Hey guys, I am stretching my 1/4's on my project for my 14.5Wx32's and I am wondering how people are keeping the rocker molding? On YouTube and Google Images, it looks like they are keeping the rocker molding and wheel opening moldings. By staying with the 108 wheelbase I just don't see how it's happening. I have my rear moved 2" back and held in place with screws, and it looks like it's suppose to. My front is moved forward 11/16",to the edge of the spear shaped rocker molding, and it is just in now way going to be enough clearance.Any pics or help will be appreciated. Thanks,Tim.
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The spear is made from SS. You will have to cut it the right length and then find someone who can weld stainless. Then grind the weld and polish.

I suggest cutting it a couple inches from the end.

I didnt put them back on my car.

On the wheelwell moldings you will have to reform it to your wheelwell but it it come up short on each end. Or take 2 and make one. Same thing with the welding of stainless.

I stretched my quarters the same way you are doing and left 5" in the middle. But now I am running a 33 x 22 x 15 quick time pro and the opening is to small. Make sure that is the tire you want to run. I started out with 33 x 21.5 x 15 mickey thompson sportsmans and the quick time pro are bigger.

On the rocker panel moldings here is what I did.....



I couldn't find anyone in my area that was experienced enough with welding stainless the thickness of these moldings(I bought 2 sets that were eventually scrap before settling for the result above. Most people don't even notice the missing spear on the rear. For the wheel well moldings, same result, went through 4 sets of those trying to weld/braze them together and just reformed them to the new length of the wheel opening...





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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 14, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 69' Rocker Molding VS Tires

Thank you for the pics,I just seen them!That looks great, and that's what I am after.I have not been on the computer for a while, vacation,racing(I have another 69'),work etc...I did find a set of 33x21.50 ET Streets for mock up.I have them on my wheels and cut more of the inner structure out tonight and got the car sit down over it.Going to try to get the other side cut this weekend so I can get a rear end measurement.
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