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Offline eroc022

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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2010, 03:18:12 AM »
take LOTS of pictures on that install, im eventually going to do the same thing.....
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2010, 03:36:01 AM »
I must admit im very interested in this project too.

Thanks for the pics of the tubs.
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2010, 03:11:06 PM »
Well we got one tub cut out and the DSE mocked up. I forgot to take my camera, but i will remember for the other side. I did snap some cell pics though.

This kit is pretty easy to do, granted we did use a plasma for the ruff cutting which helped. The DSE kit comes with templates and even a DVD with step by step instructions, so honestly there really isn't much to show in pictures anyway. (The tape in the first pic is how much you cut out)

here are a couple i snapped though







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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2010, 03:37:08 PM »
How much extra clearance do they give you?
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2010, 03:55:47 PM »
How much extra clearance do they give you?

well we stabbed a 325/50 15" drag radial under it and it fit! It tucked just under the lip of the fender well (i personally like big tires tucked further than that).

They were designed to fit a 335/30  18" which has the same sidewall as the 325/50 15" we put under which is 13.1ish"

We are going to mock up a 335/30 18 hopefully tonight, so I will post a pic once i get one
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2010, 05:52:16 PM »
Thanks for the info, im just interested to see what differences are being achieved.

Thankyou.
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Steve, :-)
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #36 on: September 22, 2010, 06:27:10 PM »
With that 335/30/18, it is going to look awesome from behind!  I can't wait to see the progress. 

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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2010, 09:48:56 PM »
Mocked up the 335/30 18's finally. Man these things are wide!! DSE minitub worked out perfect too, looking like we need to trim a little more to get the tubs further in, but for the most part the rough cut on the minitub kit is about all that was needed.





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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2010, 09:52:39 PM »
fab 9" came in as well.



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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2010, 11:22:32 PM »
wow that looks sick.  i think you should go with a dull black rim.  it is going to look mean.  what rim are you thinking about?
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2010, 04:13:34 AM »
If thats going to be the stance............ im in love!
Power is nothing without Control.

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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #41 on: September 30, 2010, 08:06:34 AM »
wow that looks sick.  i think you should go with a dull black rim.  it is going to look mean.  what rim are you thinking about?

well... you nailed it, satin black wheels it is and more than likely the year one 18" billet snowflakes will be on it. I am looking at a couple other sets, but the snowflakes just look sooo good.
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #42 on: September 30, 2010, 08:08:27 AM »
If thats going to be the stance............ im in love!

That is definitely the stance, sitting right there i need to trim and roll the fender well lip a little bit and its perfect. It is amazing how a simple thing like throwing a tire under the car can put a smile on your face :)
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #43 on: September 30, 2010, 09:41:45 AM »
I am very intrigued by this thread. Can't wait to see an update. Awesome project.
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #44 on: September 30, 2010, 03:06:32 PM »
If thats going to be the stance............ im in love!

Aint that the truth mate, im impressed.

That is definitely the stance, sitting right there i need to trim and roll the fender well lip a little bit and its perfect. It is amazing how a simple thing like throwing a tire under the car can put a smile on your face :)
Power is nothing without Control.

Steve, :-)
1979 Trans am.

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