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The rear tires on my CJ5 (narrowtrack, 35x12.50's on 15x10 black rock crawlers, whatever normal backspacing is) will hit the inside of the rear fenderwells (about middle to upper 1/3 of sheetmetal) when they are stuffed.
My thought is to tub the rear to get a couple inches of more clearance to allow the rears to twist more without hitting the inner fender. Cut the inside edge out, take out a couple of inches along rear tub, stictch in old vertical piece, stitch in a piece along tops, seal seams, Herculiner to protect.
I have thought about swapping in a widetrack, wheel spacers, different wheel backspacing and bumpstops to limit up travel. anything else?
I am now also building a 1962 Nova Convertable, so money is a factor, i.e. I would rather spend time on it than money.
What has anyonwe else done to limit this contact.

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You mean with all the engineering and ingenuity on this board, no one has attempted this, or tried to eliminate the tires rubbing cheaply ? Really I am open to all ideas here, even if it's "buck up and buy new axles".

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74 cj5,304,t18,2.46 ts d20,30f,44r,soa,MORE buggy front,35's,Rci's,5pt,full cage,air,etc.
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I'm not sure if I have wide tracks or narrow, but when I stuff my tires they rub the frame rails. I don't think tubbing the jeep will do you much good without moving the frame rails.

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let it rub, would be the fastest and cheapest, you could carry a rattle can with you for repairs, or 8" wheels are another option.

 

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Thanks, cosmetics aren't the problem, I am just thinking that when the tire hit the tub on one side, it will interfere with the oposite side drooping down (one side can't arc down unless other side arcs up), or is the tire/tub contact acting as a pivot point like a bumpstop would?

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74 cj5,304,t18,2.46 ts d20,30f,44r,soa,MORE buggy front,35's,Rci's,5pt,full cage,air,etc.
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I had the same problem. My solution was to swap in a cj widetrac front and a wagoneer rear. If I were to do it again, I would have swapped in the wagoneer front too.

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Thanks.
Friction Stop, I like that, almost sounds if it should be there.
How bad would a 1/2" wheel spacer affect the bearings?

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On my 77 CJ7 I'm running a Dana 60 that is cut to the width of the '71 CJ5 Dana 44...real narrow trac, I have 35x12.5 tires on 15x10 rims and I think 3 or 3.5" backspacing and I have no rubbing


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