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Hi All, Just wanted to report that all looks well so far. I was able to fit a 16X9.5 rim with 255/50/16 tire and looks like there will be no problem. Not entirely sure yet cause I have a small problem that a mallet will be able to handle.

On the rear inner arch/frame there is a 3 leaf metal mounting surface on top of the arch (at 12:00 position) It sticks out into the wheel well....I think it's for adding springs.....maybe a rubber stopper that prevents bottoming out....don't know what to do with it but on a 16 inch rim it rubs on the inner lip of the rim. I took a small hammer and hammered it down and it fits nicely...should I hammer it all the way down, or should i take a hack saw and just remove the entire plate? Can somebody tell me what the function of this is.....If I hack it out will I ever need to use it?

Jaime
 

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Bear in mind garden variety traction bars, with their square brackets for the u-bolts, won't clear such backspacings.....shelby overrider bars may be what you end up needing if you ever want to improve starting line traction!
 

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I've got 295/50/15's on 10" rims under my 67 (with some flaring). There should be a rubber snubber for the axle on that thing. I cut off the pieces of metal that protrude into the wheel well. I couldn't figure out why they are there either. I don't believe they were touching my tires but they sure looked capable of slicing a sidewall pretty quick.
 
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Hi Sharkmouth.....the manufacturer of the rear suspension (global west) says traction bars not needed with setup.

Jaime
 
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