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Old 10-18-2014, 02:11 PM   #1
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Fabbing smaller wheel wells?

Hi everyone

I'm finishing a 62 globetrotter that I've turned into a 50's diner food trailer. I'm getting ready to install appliances and in trying to figure out an issue with the airstream wheel wells.

They are huge on the inside. Much taller then my other food trucks. If I build a framer around them to mount my food equipment, it's going to raise my cooking equipment a foot higher, big problem.

I have to have a detailed look underneath when I fly home , but for conversations sake, can I get away with fabbing a smaller wheel well for clearance. I obviously don't do long trips in the trailer. Basically a 10 minute drive to my location . But I'm scratching my head on what to do


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Old 10-18-2014, 02:17 PM   #3
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Obviously you will have to look underneath to see how much extra clearance you might have for the tires. Remember to allow for the heavier trailer with your kitchen equipment and also for suspension travel. It doesn't matter whether you are one mile or a thousand miles from your home base, a pothole or bump will cause your suspension to travel!

My gut instinct tells me that you might get an inch or two at most. But not likely to get any more than that without changing to a wheel/tire with a smaller diameter which might compromise your rig's load capacity.

Best of luck!
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