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Outside sidewall to outside sidewall width?
#1364654 Fri Jun 12 2020 07:28 PM
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Working on a 53 3600 and trying to figure out wheels and backspacing. What width should I be shooting for to fit inside rear fenders lowered 4"?

70"? 72"? 68"?

I am putting in an 8.8 rear end that measures about 60.5".

Thanks


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Re: Outside sidewall to outside sidewall width?
Idaho 53 #1364716 Sat Jun 13 2020 03:36 AM
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Most measurements in comparing rear ends use wheel mounting surface(wms) to wms, choice of tires.

Ed


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Re: Outside sidewall to outside sidewall width?
Idaho 53 #1365089 Tue Jun 16 2020 10:29 AM
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I am 60.5" WMS to WMS but dont have the bed on it. Trying to figure out how wide I can go and still fit under fenders.


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Re: Outside sidewall to outside sidewall width?
Idaho 53 #1365361 Thu Jun 18 2020 02:27 AM
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I will measure my 53 3100 inside of fender to inside of fender in the morning.


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Re: Outside sidewall to outside sidewall width?
Idaho 53 #1365618 Fri Jun 19 2020 08:02 PM
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Sorry about the delay. On my not perfect 53 3100 I measure the outside width of my beat up bed at 50 1/4". I measure the inside of the fenders from the bed at 12".


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Re: Outside sidewall to outside sidewall width?
Idaho 53 #1365884 Sun Jun 21 2020 11:33 PM
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I hope this page from the 1953 Truck Specifications is helpful.
http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/chevyresto/53126.htm


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