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i got an 85 cadi and im trying to get some 17x7s to fit in the rear and im not really too big a fan of skirts to begin with so thats not an issue.
BUT i wanna know if its possible to take a grinder and shave the wheelwell an inch or a little more to make it more like the front wheel well.

follow so far?
i have some fiberglass experience and i was wondering if i could go to the junkyard and get trim from another cadi fender and shave to fit the trim?



is trim flexible?
any idea on the best cadi to rip the trim off?
has anyone done this(i know most of you dig skirts)?
or is this just a disaster waiting to happen?
 

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Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. You would be cutting off the pinch welds that hold the wheel wells and 1/4 panel together and changing the structure of that area. The door also looks real close. I would suggest getting the proper offset wheels to clear the skirt area.
 

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TTHAT CADDY HAS no skirts in the rear. skirts are way lower than that.
 

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thats what im sayin!
but regardless the 7's dont fit..
anyone ever ride a 17x7 with a 205 tire?
 

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Originally posted by fleetwoodpimpin@Dec 10 2008, 05:47 PM~12392403
Please dont destroy that caddy :twak:
Who cares? Its a 4-door, theyre a dime a dozen. I use em as parts cars..
 

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Originally posted by JustCruisin@Dec 10 2008, 11:31 PM~12395551
Who cares? Its a 4-door, theyre a dime a dozen. I use em as parts cars..

:nono: :wow: :nosad: :rant: :buttkick: :mad: :thumbsdown: :confused:

HOW COULD YOU!!!!

Do you not know the hoe to door ratio it 2 to 1 come on man!!!!
 

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Originally posted by 90coupedraggn@Dec 11 2008, 07:18 PM~12404102
:nono:  :wow:  :nosad:  :rant:  :buttkick:  :mad:  :thumbsdown:  :confused:HOW  COULD  YOU!!!!Do you not know the hoe to door ratio it 2 to 1 come on man!!!!
:biggrin: :) :cheesy: ;) :cool:
 

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oh i get it you want to "raidus" the rear arches to make them look rounder?

ya just get a wheel that fits fella, it'll be a lot easier
 

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yeah that was the idea but whatever. 17x7 reverse looks better than standards in my opinion, but i guess its back up to OG for some 14's. im not trying to spend more per tire than per rim anyway

thanks for the help everyone.
 

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Originally posted by CoupeDevilleDTS@Dec 10 2008, 03:52 PM~12391867
If youre gonna hack anything just cut off the inside of the trim to see if it tucks.  Alot of people get 13x7s to fit by doing that.  Otherwise get standards.
i put 13 with no problem just use a smaller tire where the width or the tire is smaller go#to goodyear or wheel works or somethin they should help you with no problem ;)
 

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Originally posted by 6645@Dec 13 2008, 09:22 AM~12419342
yeah that was the idea but whatever. 17x7 reverse looks better than standards in my opinion, but i guess its back up to OG for some 14's.  im not trying to spend more per tire than per rim anyway

thanks for the help everyone.
yea the rims look better but how is the body going to look by the the time your done choping it up :uh:
 
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