BUILD THREAD 82 Caballero Project

g3chevy

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Looks good.

What is your backspace on those wheels?
How much room do you have between the tire and the frame?
These have a 5.5" backspace with a 10mm spacer to center them in the wheel well. The tires are 285/35/18. They do rub a little when cornering aggressively. So I will probably end up notching the frame this winter since I'm shooting for 18x10 wheels in the near future.
 

82Cab

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These have a 5.5" backspace with a 10mm spacer to center them in the wheel well. The tires are 285/35/18. They do rub a little when cornering aggressively. So I will probably end up notching the frame this winter since I'm shooting for 18x10 wheels in the near future.
Thanks. I have an 18x10 with a 6.2 backspace that I tried and it rubs on the inside frame but I think it will be fine with a notch. I might end up selling these and getting getting a 18x10 or 18x10.5 with a 4.5 backspace or 5.2 backspace. Im also going to want at least a 295 maybe 305 because its going to make some power when its done
 
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g3chevy

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Thanks. I have an 18x10 with a 6.2 backspace that I tried and it rubs on the inside frame but I think it will be fine with a notch. I might end up selling these and getting getting a 18x10 or 18x10.5 with a 4.5 backspace or 5.2 backspace. Im also going to want at least a 295 maybe 305 because its going to make some power when its done
That sounds like a great setup. Please post pics of your progress since I'm shooting to notch my frame as well.
 
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82Cab

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That sounds like a great setup. Please post pics of your progress since I'm shooting to notch my frame as well.
Alright. Its going to be a while though. Next step is taking out the 350 thats in it and going with a 468. 350 is going in a 94 z28. I should be completely done with the el camino by end of year hopefully sooner
 
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82Cab

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That sounds like a great setup. Please post pics of your progress since I'm shooting to notch my frame as well.
Your Elco looks crazy good. I thought long and hard about black before choosing a color. Do you have a thread for your’s that I can look at?
 

g3chevy

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Jan 30, 2019
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Spring, Texas
Your Elco looks crazy good. I thought long and hard about black before choosing a color. Do you have a thread for your’s that I can look at?
Thank you for the compliment! Done a lot of work to this vehicle since I bought it back in late 2018. Here is a thread with some better pics of it for reference. Best of luck with your project. Looking forward to seeing your progress along the way.

 

82Cab

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454 going to be put together and dropped in pretty soon
 

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