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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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« 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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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2018, 15:29:26 PM »

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.

I won't have adjustable spring plates, however a spacer may not be a bad idea! Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2018, 10:41:50 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.

is this with short axles? i have IRS and it seems not possible with the ruff trialfitting i did a few weeks ago.

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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2018, 20:22:00 PM »

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.

is this with short axles? i have IRS and it seems not possible with the ruff trialfitting i did a few weeks ago.



Short.

I’ve done it on long axles also.
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2018, 12:27:47 PM »

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.

is this with short axles? i have IRS and it seems not possible with the ruff trialfitting i did a few weeks ago.





Short.

I’ve done it on long axles also.

oh, i wasn't able to do that on IRS… it does have type3 drums, but i need to look at it better. i want cookies to fit under the fenders. still puzzling.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2018, 12:50:42 PM »

Long axles. I think the rears are 6 inches. 215/65-15 MH DOTs

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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2018, 07:28:50 AM »

yes they are.   Wink i was putting the 7's on, but no chance. they are too wide on long axles or IRS. without narrowing. but thank you very very much.
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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2018, 12:28:31 PM »

7s are too much on long axles.

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