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Old 03-07-2020, 09:46 PM
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Default Ford Falcon wheel wells

Looking for tips on cutting out the rear wheel wells on a 62 Falcon for tire clearance, do I use cardboard and get a pattern off the front fender or do I have to figure out a radius somehow ???
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If you want a true radius, fashion a simple stick "compass".

Use your axle or hub center as the pivot, tape a sharpie or a hunk o' crayon to the other end, sweep a mark. Repeat as many times as necessary to take as much or as little as you like.




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Old 03-08-2020, 07:59 AM
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I like the cardboard pattern off the front if you want them to sorta match. Do like DR. C says, then put your cardboard pattern up there to get a feel for which you like best, or parts of each.
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Well, I did the cardboard pattern, hows it look ? I bought a bunch of machines from Eastwood so Im gonna try to build flares next.
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It looks great in Australia...
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I flipped your picture, Bruce. Looks good to me. Just a little flare over the arch, from line to line?



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I flipped your picture, Bruce. Looks good to me. Just a little flare over the arch, from line to line?



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yeah, Im gonna copy the front fender.
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yeah, Im gonna copy the front fender.
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Currently it's a rock kinda shaped like a '65 Chevy P/U. I'm not much for the interwebs anymore, but I still check in. I'll try to not be lazy and throw some pics up soon...
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