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Stephen schmidt
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« on: July 11, 2018, 00:52:06 AM »

As the title states. I have 1 1/2" widened rear fenders, but it wold be great to run a stock width fender if possible.

The car isn't together yet so I haven't had time to mock it all up.  Just curious if it will work!

Trans is a short axle with type3 5x130 drums.

Car: 1959 VW Beetle

Tires are M&H 26x15x6 Slicks.

Thanks!
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neil68
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 05:54:19 AM »

I have CMS 6 wheels (CMS produced the ERCO wheels). Mine are 3.5 backspace with short axles and with M&H 215/65 drag tires it fits just nicely under my stock 68 fenders.  So you should be fine with 4 backspace.
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 09:30:22 AM »

I have MH 215/65-15s with 5,5" ET30 wheels. Fits under stock fenders easy.

Same with 7" ET23 Porsche rims and 205/70 tires so I guess you are good to go on stock fenders.
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Stephen schmidt
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 17:57:35 PM »

Yah, I was thinking it would be fine! Most people run 15x6 with 3.5" pack spacing.  So the tires would tuck in another 1/2" and the type 3 drums are a hair wider, so it might wash in the end.

Thanks guys!

Stephen
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Neil Davies
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 07:30:50 AM »

If you have adjustable springplates you could have clearance issues on the inside of the tyre. You could always run a small spacer to find tune the position of the wheel.
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