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Jeff73Mach1:
Months ago I asked what size tire I could run on the back of my 73 Mach 1

Today I put 275-60 15's on the rear and they are a tight fit and may require a little clearancing of the inner wheel well lip, depending on how much suspension travel occurs.

They look good compared to the 235-60 15's that were on there-like a redneck muscle car should look ;)

Soaring:
Get a ball peen hammer and beat the hell out of the inner fender?  That's what a redneck would do.   ;D

Jeff73Mach1:
Soaring, something told me I would get a less that positive response on this and that it would be from you! :D

and why use a ball peen hammer when I have a 4" angle grinder and cut off wheels LOL

A true redneck would just shackle it up a couple of inches or add air shocks (at least until the tore through the floor)

It actually looks like I would really have to bottom out the rear suspension pretty good before I would rub.

so if someone wants to know how big they can go without altering the 71-73 rear sheetmetal and using Magnum 500 15x8's  I'd suggest 255-60 15's as the largest safe size.

Soaring:
I was just being fecitous.  Putting tires and wheels on a classic that are not meant to fit on that car is just dumb IMO.  Sometimes we have to make decisions about these sort of things, and this decision is just not one that is realistic.  These are classic cars, and interfering with the integrity of the original design should not be done.  I know that tons of guys have tried to make their classic into a restomod, and have come out with bastards that don't even resemble the classsic that it started out to be, and that to me is a sin.  Now, you know where I stand. 

Tim175:

--- Quote from: Soaring on April 29, 2010, 04:13:40 PM ---I was just being fecitous.  Putting tires and wheels on a classic that are not meant to fit on that car is just dumb IMO.  Sometimes we have to make decisions about these sort of things, and this decision is just not one that is realistic.  These are classic cars, and interfering with the integrity of the original design should not be done.  I know that tons of guys have tried to make their classic into a restomod, and have come out with bastards that don't even resemble the classsic that it started out to be, and that to me is a sin.  Now, you know where I stand.

--- End quote ---

I did a resto mod on mine and you will not even be able to tell.

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