Tubbed Wheel Wells

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Haha yeah good idea
Picked up a new caliper. I need new links. After dropping the mounts down I need length to clear and I'm running out of threads on the current links. We figured out I'm rubbing my gas skid with the flange on full stuff whereas before I was clearing. You can tell my axle isn't where it should be.
 

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Picked up a new caliper. I need new links. After dropping the mounts down I need length to clear and I'm running out of threads on the current links. We figured out I'm rubbing my gas skid with the flange on full stuff whereas before I was clearing. You can tell my axle isn't where it should be.
Just get the measurements and we’ll find what joints are needed to make it work.
 

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Just get the measurements and we’ll find what joints are needed to make it work.
I'll do it this weekend. Don't think I'm wheeling. I've got too much to fix and not enough time. Plus the weather looks like it's gonna suck.
 
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This was the rear wheel wells that I tubbed when I did my 4-link rear end on my 3rd gen 4Runner. I set bump at about 1" below the frame rails, so I had quite a bit more up travel than stock bump location.

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I got another quick question regarding the tubs, I saw you used some round steel on the passenger side tub to give the tub some structure. What did you use for that and did you bend it by hand?
 

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I got another quick question regarding the tubs, I saw you used some round steel on the passenger side tub to give the tub some structure. What did you use for that and did you bend it by hand?
I used some (I think 5/32" or something like that) round rod on both sides. I bent it by hand for the most part. No fancy tools. I got the basic shape by bending it over a tire, then adjusted the bends as needed by pushing it down on my thigh. The tighter bend was done by sticking it in a hole in my workbench (a vice or clamp can work too, but the hole was more convenient) and bending it as needed. It was pretty easy to do that part. I used thin enough stuff to make it easy to work with, but thick enough to give the sheet metal more material to weld to (more tolerances if I was off a little bit).
 
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I used some (I think 5/32" or something like that) round rod on both sides. I bent it by hand for the most part. No fancy tools. I got the basic shape by bending it over a tire, then adjusted the bends as needed by pushing it down on my thigh. The tighter bend was done by sticking it in a hole in my workbench (a vice or clamp can work too, but the hole was more convenient) and bending it as needed. It was pretty easy to do that part. I used thin enough stuff to make it easy to work with, but thick enough to give the sheet metal more material to weld to (more tolerances if I was off a little bit).
Right well it looks good. I decided to go with more of a trapezoidal shape for the tubs so I can have a flat top to mount stuff to (batterie box, air compressor, storage, etc.)

As I was studying your pictures a bit more I noticed that you had trimmed the outside of the body, I was hoping to go around that but with a 12.5” wide tire I’m not sure if that’ll work out. How far or how much did you trim from the outer lip of the fender upwards? And do you have any pictures of that?

Thanks man, I appreciate all your information.
 

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