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Old 09-26-2021, 10:01 PM
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Making progress! Have a pair of perfectly matched engine / cab rails elded together. Next stop....uprights and bed rails.
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Old 09-29-2021, 08:40 PM
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I'm taking a road trip to pick up a 40's Dodge Bed Saturday.

I want to go with really wide rear tires....not may choices.
15" Dia wheels, 29" overall height and 15.8" thread width tires. https://www.mickeythompsontires.com/.../sportsman-s-r

I'll need a 14" wide wheel.....even less choices...

I hope hoping that I could save this part for very last but I have to get my rear narrowed so the inside of the tires are an inch or so off the side of the bed..
I'll need the backspacing of the wheel to accomplish this....

Am I thinking this thru right or am I in left field on this?

The attached picture is the look I'm after.

I'm open any idea's you guys might have.

Thanks
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Old 09-30-2021, 08:16 AM
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You're doing it the correct way. Ya need the wheels and tires you're going to use to get the right dimensions on narrowing the rear end.
Set one on each side of the bed the distance you want for clearance then measure from inside of the wheel to inside of the other wheel.
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Old 09-30-2021, 04:09 PM
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Thanks Old Iron... I rally wasn't ready to spend the loot on wheels and tires yet but I'll need em to do this. I'm really liking this wheel:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/272933395896

I talked to the shop and delivery is 6 weeks or more....

If anyone knows of a 15x14 and 15x7 similar wheel or something nice with black in it please let me know....I wana keep going.

Also I have a question on track width....What the biggest variance I can have?

Thanks
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Old 10-03-2021, 05:22 PM
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Default Few Good Deals this Weekend!

Road trip this weekend up to CT & Mass to pick up a sweet set of wheels and a bed. Wheels are 15 x 8 and 15 x 10. I'm gona have the centers powder coated to match the ones I like and i have a friend who has a polishing business who will polish these a bit. Gona do them like the pictured wheel. The bed is a 40 that was used on a home made trailer. Needs some work....but what doesn't.
I'm gona shorten it from 79 to 56 while keeping the radius body line centered with my tire. 17" out of the front and 3" off the front and back with new stake pockets from DCM. 5 hour ride back with that bugger on the trailer....gee wiz.
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Old 10-04-2021, 08:37 PM
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Took the frame rails off the rack tonight and placed them under the cab for a test run. Trans & Adapter end of week, open up the firewall a bit and locate the trans mount. Don't sweat the front / rear track width.....the rear end is going to be shortened to bring the tires against the outside bed wall.

I'm gona order this with the 700R4 trans mount kit
https://welderseries.com/store/Cente...-Kit-p50909860
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Old 10-04-2021, 10:39 PM
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Old 10-05-2021, 06:22 AM
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If ya haven't already planned on it , the frame kick-ups need some sort of gussets to keep it from being springy in the orange circle area.
2x2x14ga would be plenty heavy.

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Old 10-05-2021, 07:39 AM
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Hey Old Iron

Cool beans..... I can do that. Gusset towards the front and a piece of tubing where you have the 2 - lines. Could I use one of those spider web gussets for the 2x2 or better a solid piece?

Thank you!
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