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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:09 pm 
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What dictates how long of a tub a chassis will need when doing a backhalf?  I see them in Jeg's with 3 different lengths, and on other sites.  Is it if you jam the suspension way up into the body???? or have a really low body heigth?  My Elky with a hugh bed area will be almost a normal ElCamino stance in the back, with a slight rake down in front.  16 x 33's and a 4 link.  Any takers on this one???  Thanks guys =;

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Put the biggest tub you can get in there =;
Here's a pic on mine and I have the 16x33 in the back and there's lot's a room =; ..There almost right to the back window O:) Image

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Damn your car looks PUUUUUUURRRTY =;  =;  Barry, nice job in that back area.  

Now, I noticed the length in the mags, are there different widths also of the main tub?, not the side half moon part.  Sorry guys, I just don't know this stuff yet.  Thanks Barry for your thoughts also, man your car looks clean =D> I'm jealous =P~

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John, The tubs in my car were made out of a sheet of aluminum. Here's a couple more picture's.... =; Your car should be real easy to fit them as there is nothing in the way back there =;
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BESIDES--IT MAKES HIM FEEL ALL COZY WITH ALL THAT METAL RIGHT BEHIND HIM!!!!!!!!!! =;  =;  =;
MY TUBS IN MY RANCHERO ARE 24 INCHES WIDE AND 40 INCHES ACROSS O:)  O:)
I LIKE THE EXTRA ROOM AROUND THE TIRES](*,)  ](*,)  ](*,)

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BESIDES--IT MAKES HIM FEEL ALL COZY WITH ALL THAT METAL RIGHT BEHIND HIM!!!!!!!!!! =;  =;  =;
MY TUBS IN MY RANCHERO ARE 24 INCHES WIDE AND 40 INCHES ACROSS O:)  O:)
I LIKE THE EXTRA ROOM AROUND THE TIRES](*,)  ](*,)  ](*,)

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have any pictures of it????

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LIVELY wrote:
BESIDES--IT MAKES HIM FEEL ALL COZY WITH ALL THAT METAL RIGHT BEHIND HIM!!!!!!!!!! =;  =;  =;
MY TUBS IN MY RANCHERO ARE 24 INCHES WIDE AND 40 INCHES ACROSS O:)  O:)
I LIKE THE EXTRA ROOM AROUND THE TIRES](*,)  ](*,)  ](*,)

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\:D/  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/  on the "cozy" comment lively =;
Yeah, just keep on teasing me Barry with your world class hotrod, where's Margarita Man when you need him :-

Looks like a front Lexan job in the making also Barry? and why did you go with Alum?, isn't that more prone to dings from rocks and debris????  It looks great regardless Barry, really, very nicely done chassis. =D>  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/

So I take it the main tub sheet has different lengths, AND WIDTHS offered as well?  My chassis guy says he will just make a set, but without knowing what he will charge me, I figured if I buy a set he can't really overcharge me for cutting it from a sheet, bead rolling it, bending the edge lip and so on.  Thanks guys, and Lively, your a card, a hoot, and crazy Furd lover with Chevy conn rods on your ride =;  =;  =;   ever get them done up and on the Ford yet? and what size tires are you running also lively?

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Elkyman wrote:
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BESIDES--IT MAKES HIM FEEL ALL COZY WITH ALL THAT METAL RIGHT BEHIND HIM!!!!!!!!!! =;  =;  =;
MY TUBS IN MY RANCHERO ARE 24 INCHES WIDE AND 40 INCHES ACROSS O:)  O:)
I LIKE THE EXTRA ROOM AROUND THE TIRES](*,)  ](*,)  ](*,)

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\:D/  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/  on the "cozy" comment lively =;
Yeah, just keep on teasing me Barry with your world class hotrod, where's Margarita Man when you need him :-

Looks like a front Lexan job in the making also Barry? and why did you go with Alum?, isn't that more prone to dings from rocks and debris????  It looks great regardless Barry, really, very nicely done chassis. =D>  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/

So I take it the main tub sheet has different lengths, AND WIDTHS offered as well?  My chassis guy says he will just make a set, but without knowing what he will charge me, I figured if I buy a set he can't really overcharge me for cutting it from a sheet, bead rolling it, bending the edge lip and so on.  Thanks guys, and Lively, your a card, a hoot, and crazy Furd lover with Chevy conn rods on your ride =;  =;  =;   ever get them done up and on the Ford yet? and what size tires are you running also lively?




John those pictures are from when I was building/putting it together. It's been done now for a couple years. I have tub liners so the tubs don't get dinged up. there on the inside and are held in with 4 duz buttons...Here's one at the track \:D/  \:D/

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John if you need some picutres of the inside of my tubs O:) I have the tires off right now so I could do that for you tomorrow =;

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i don't have pics yet and the rods are not mounted yet [-(  [-(  [-(  believe or not my construction business  work has been running over me and am just trying to catch up so i can get time for my hobby [-X

that BARRETA IS FANTASTIC LOOKING =D>  =D>
I MADE MY TUBS OUT OF STEEL[A FREIND BENT THEM FOR ME AND PLASMA CUT THE FLAT PIECES ON A FANCY MACHINE AT HIS WORK [NICE TO HAVE FRIENDS =;  =;
I WILL LOAD PICS AS SOON AS I GET THEM INSTALLED
I WAS GOING TO USE ALUMNUM BUT MY CAR IS 90% STREET DRIVEN AND I NEW IT WOULD GET DENTED UP [-(  [-(
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Just my opinion, but if you are going to backhalf, and tub it, set it as low as possible. :-$


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Why not a aluminum tonto cover and get all the room you can to work on it

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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:30 am 
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slow72velle,

 Man, look at the Blue Elky(where's the hot butter melting emoticon)? \:D/   That is one sweet looking Elky.  I have noticed a few Elky's that are big tire chassis cars, and that all mostly had a nose up stance and I always wondered, why have it so low in the  back, and have such a high front end? :-k  :-k , kind of like the old Gasser's :-k  :-k  :-k  and also thinking air getting up and under the front end also was a increase in drag also, but that's my Butt talkin right ;-)   I was thinking if either making the ride heigth a little old school(slight rake down in the front, Slight) or make it level front to rear and the chassis will take care of itself, I just didn't want the nose up atitude while going down track, bad enough I have so much frontal area hitting the wind, now more underside hitting it up high lke that!!!! :-k   Thoughts????

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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:33 am 
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Just my opinion, but if you are going to backhalf, and tub it, set it as low as possible. :-$


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Hey slowvelle, do you know of any sites that show many Elky's racing? or more pics of them anywhere else???? I would like to see as many as possible.

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http://www.racingjunk.com/post/1437859/ ... treet.html

This ad has some good photos of a guy's bed and tub area.  Odd that he left the center section open air, though.  May give you some ideas anyway.

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