Cutting out the Stock Wheel Tubs at US Collision

  • Now that the Camaro is at Mario’s we can start getting the car ready for the new BF Goodrich KDW2 Tires. The plan for the car is to be street worthy and not look like every other Camaro being built right now. First and foremost it has to be comfortable to drive and not attract the attention of every Law Enforcement officer on the road.

    Mario did all the work getting the tubs removed and trust me I heard all about how the instructions sucked and that the DVD wasn’t much help either. So I did jump in the car and headed over to his shop and together we were able to figure out what they wanted us to do.

    Step 1:
    Trim using the provided templates

    Step 2. Cutting the floor.
    It doesn’t have to be a snug tight fit as the new piece that you will be welding to the floor will take up some of the gap. Also when you clamp the new wheel tub to the vertical piece it will close up any gap that may be there.

    Mario doing what he does best — did I mention he called me and my car a bunch of names.

    Step 3: Remove Wheel Tub
    Make sure there is plenty of clearance to get the new tubs in. That’s it – it’s that simple.

    Step 4: Final Test Fit
    Make sure you can slide the new tub in and out easily. If not remove more metal.

    Mario did his best to take a couple pictures. Seems Kenny and him are both Experts on the Camera.

    Next step is to haul the car to Pro-Tek Powder Coating to for Media Blasting.

    All I can say is Mario is a great guy and I can’t wait to ride with him to BBT Fab. I am certain that ride is going to be entertaining.

    October 26th, 2011 | Marty | No Comments |

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