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Mini-tub?
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What is involved in doing a mini-tub for wider tires?
What would a mini-tub job cost if I were to pay someone?

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Wade
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I can't answer all your questions, but I can tell you my experience.

I removed the interior of the car and covered the headliner, Dash and glass to protect them. I then took a cutoff wheel and made a slice down the front half of the wheel well then at the bottom front edge, I made a 90 degree cut about 3 inches long to allow me to push the inner front half of the wheel well over until it was just touching the frame. I tacked it together and then inserted a wedge/pie shaped piece and finish welded it. Then with the wheel off, I took a 3 pound maul and made some minor reshaping. Good paint and undercoating and it is hard to tell it has been done

It is the front inner edge that causes the initial rubbing. With my modification I fit 325-45-17's in the wells without any rubbing. Took less than 4 hours. Required $10.00 worth of materials not counting a little scrap metal, welding gas and wire which were on hand.

One important note. The fuel line runs along the inner side of the driver side wheel well and needs to be slightly relocated before you begin this project.

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(03-12-2018, 10:29 AM)Jeff73Mach1 Wrote: I can't answer all your questions, but I can tell you my experience.

I removed the interior of the car and covered the headliner, Dash and glass to protect them.  I then took a cutoff wheel and made a slice down the front half of the wheel well then at the bottom front edge, I made a 90 degree cut about 3 inches long to allow me to push the inner front half of the wheel well over until it was just touching the frame.  I tacked it together and then inserted a wedge/pie shaped piece and finish welded it.  Then with the wheel off, I took a 3 pound maul and made some minor reshaping.  Good paint and undercoating and it is hard to tell it has been done

It is the front inner edge that causes the initial rubbing.  With my modification I fit 325-45-17's in the wells without any rubbing.  Took less than 4 hours.  Required $10.00 worth of materials not counting a little scrap metal, welding gas and wire which were on hand.

One important note.  The fuel line runs along the inner side of the driver side wheel well and needs to be slightly relocated before you begin this project.

It sounds like a pretty easy modification.

Did you take any pictures?  

So the rubbing really occurs at the front of the wheel well?

What size rims and back spacing did you run?  

Any pics looking at the back of the car showing how much tire you were able to fit under?

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Wade

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Wade
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