mounted the rear wheels and tires and in the time between when i assembled the rear axle assembly and now, things literally disintegrated, which was a bit of a blessing actually, since the wheels mounted as they were sat on entirely different planes and in a different plane altogether from the front suspension! so i basically put some epoxy on the control arms, on the brake hubs to mount to the wheels and aligned everything by gosh and by golly and let it sit to harden. come back later and looks sweet. but then i notice that the wheels probably should have been mounted inboard about an eighth of an inch from where they are. and they are now solid. the look isnt terrible, sort of like a teenagers fairlane with the rear end jacked up and no muffler, but not really the look im after. heres some photos with the body sitting on the chassis...the front wheel/tire is only mocked up, i might set the height a bit higher than it is here, since there is a significant air dam thingamabob thats not on the front end. all in all a disappointment in the stance department, its really too bad i didnt trial fit more but it was a real pain and i was in immediate danger of dropping or launching the chassis so i said just glue it and there you have it.
the more i dwell on it the more likely i am to get out the circular saw on the dremel and show those wheels a thing or two about whos boss here!
here is a front shot, obviously a lot of body detailing and finishing up engine compartment to do still but coming along. stance looks ok from this angle though you see what i mean about the fairlane look:
a look at the offending rear wheel/tires:
closer...oh the horror!
engine compartment, body will sit down at least another 1/8" but there will still be gap between the fenders and inner fenderwell:
bottom line though: i just dont really love it. sits funny. dont really want to get drastic because it will probably destroy some detail underneath, but i might. i sure wish i had cut about an eighth off each brake hub so the wheels would tuck in there nicely. darn.
oh well i will probably finish it up and move on...it will probably look alright but nothing to show the kids.
Edited by jbwelda, 06 May 2010 - 06:45 PM.