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    Wagon with "wide body" kit

    Saw this wagon at SEMA and it got me thinking.
    It is too extreme for what I want to do BUT the idea is the same.
    As most of you know I have one of the 52 made, turbo Plymouth turbo wagons.
    Now with the "raffle" engine in it.
    This winter project is getting back to the wagon.
    Before having it painted, I think I want to flare the wheel wells a bit so I can run my
    8" wide Revolution wheels and wide autocross tires.

    Thoughts and ideas?
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    Re: Wagon with "wide body" kit

    What offset are the wheels? I'm mocking my lancer up for an 16x8 +20. I'll get pictures if it helps.

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    Re: Wagon with "wide body" kit

    Great stuff for great cars! Poly engine mounts and bushings at: http://www.polybushings.com

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    Re: Wagon with "wide body" kit

    I don't remember how wide the wheels for the scaries are. 10"?

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    Re: Wagon with "wide body" kit

    You're a sick man, Johnny. And I mean that in a good way. Lol

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    Re: Wagon with "wide body" kit

    first in the same "mean it in a good way" - you SURE you wanna ....up THAT wagon ??

    but I ask wanting to do the same with my charger

    and at the beginning of the month I almost bought an ebay set of 86 supra flares
    you know , just to see ..

    same flat across the top wheel arch as my charger - and looks like K car ?
    maybe , stock supra tire is 225 60 14 .. I think

    front ones have a bottom that will allow you a start blending into a spoiler or air dam
    they have a single row of studs along the center of the width of the flare
    they have molded in mudflaps on the rear corners that give you something to attach to , blend to or simply hack off

    as a simple similar shape to start with and a gallon of green short strand fiberglass filler , AND a hacksaw ...

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    Re: Wagon with "wide body" kit

    Have you seen the "clevo commando" hot rod magazine guys did up with TJ flares? I think that is the best way to go.. find some oem flare out there with the right shape, cut, tack it on, no filler, no blending.

    before:
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    Re: Wagon with "wide body" kit

    I suggested the filler for changing the shape to fit as needed , not bonding the flare to the car, to make a bolt on

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    Re: Wagon with "wide body" kit

    Yes they only made 52 of these and no one cares. I will do with this car as it pleases me!
    If I dont do it or if I do, price to sell it some day is still "no much!
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    Re: Wagon with "wide body" kit

    I don't know about the K wagons, but I think I could pretty easily get 8" wheels under my CSX if I were to roll the arches. My Lancer looks to be a different story. Either way, it's worth checking out unless you're just going for looks.

    I think Jon Trotter has 8" wheels on his GLHS.

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    Re: Wagon with "wide body" kit

    Figure out how wide you want and check with body shops. I know my shop does it on crash repairs when parts are not available. Promise to give them recognition on both sides should drop the price?!

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