Tony Tony Tony.......i want to know who your inside guy is !! Ok, been going crazy with this thing again. Its hard to believe that its been 2yrs already. Im hopin to finish this thing before it finish's me. To all you guys doing mod after mod, you know how it is , and for those about to rock......be prepaired !! Flashback'in abit to the rear inlets next to the quarter window. Thanks Tony for your pics and , ya, they kept me awake MANY nights !!
Toying around with PVC.... its just not working for me...........
Scrapped that idea and got a Safety cone....yes, those orange things. Glassed one over and cut it into pieces and sectioned it together..........
Bonspeed's GTB.....19x12 on the rear and 19x9 on the front.
Yes, there WIDE !!
Trial fit on the car....
Rear shot......Houston....we have a MAJOR problem !!
Look great from the side thou.
Upon talking to bonspeed and checking i noticed the offset was wrong on acount of there error. Talking to brad at bonspeed only got me further nowhere and it would take months to get these reset, considering i waited 3 months for these , they were DEFINTATLY NOT going back !!!
Hey KOS.... sorry bro but im keepin the old ones just in case these get bent. Seen it happen to many times on here. I do have spacers if you need them. Upon taking a DEEP breathe........i did the unthinkable in my book...
Now with it off i can repositon it where it needs to be. I settled with 1.25 inchs out in the rear and 1" out in the front of the wheel. It centers the fender more evenly on the wheel. This widebody just got WIDER !!
From the rear shot you can see i cut the air inlet off, but im hoping to salvage it later ...we'll see..
Hey Lornes.... yes, your right, they are very flexable. Cut with a holesaw some circles in different sizes and inserted it into the cone. I also suspended it so it would not collapse on itself..... and Thanks
As for the top of the lower inlet i was drawing a blank on how to procede. I talked to Archie and he's supplying a set of door caps that i can glass in and bring forward to about the half way part of the door. Then i will remove the rest of the origionally door cap and flatten it out . More to come, for now im on the drivers side.....UNGHHHHHH !!!!!!
RCR, Thanks. The Rears are 12" wide so overall they are just shy of 13". The offset they gave me is 6.75" on the inside of the rear wheel. I had ordered 7.5" . Woulda been close but would've fit. The larger lip doesnt hurt either ! The fronts are 9" wide, overall just shy of 10" with a backspace of 6.5/8" With Archies wider front fenders and wideing Amida's 512 bumper it fits nicely.
Man Tony.....this is just hurtin me but its coming back together. Thanks for the kudo's. I saw how your wheels did the same thing , and also on that yellow widebody, but he already painted his car ! Were both in the same chute and its not a fun ride. Curl gave some great advice and probably thru the same experience , and we can both see why. Never woulda thought about that as a issue, but this is the last time im doing this ! God knows if i were to build another it would be different but i doubt that will happen.
That thing is looking really bada$$, Bozzie. Once the leg work to widen it is done, I'm sure you'll look back and be glad you didn't return the wheels. Just be sure to leave enough room for your wheels to tuck into those fenders when you hit a bump!
Wow, I cant believe you had to chop it up again, and re-glass; the idea alone made me cringe thinking of the extra labor and glass-work I cant tell you how impressed I am with your work, absolutely amazing.