Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-02-2010, 12:45 PM   #1
Bus Nut
jkindt's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lethbridge, AB, Canada
Posts: 637
Year: 1981
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: Ford B-600
Engine: Ford 370 Propane
Rated Cap: 48
Modifying wheelwells.

Has anyone ever modified the wheel wells on a skoolie? What I mean by that is to either remove them and weld in a flat panel or even reduce the height of them. The reason I ask is that in my floorplan, the rear inner corner of the port side wheelwell would extend into the floorspace around the master bed by about 8 inches or so. If I could cut the height of the wheelwell in half, it would allow me to keep the floor flat until it goes under a cabinet where it won't be tripped over. From what I can see, it wouldn't be possible to remove them completely because the top of the tire is about even with the floor, but I figure I shouldn't need 8 or so inches of clearance above the tire. I haven't had a chance to crawl under the bus yet, but is there some type of suspension limiter, like a rubber bumper that stops the suspension from over-compressing? If so, I could use that to ensure I don't ram the tires into the lowered wheel well. Any ideas? Comments?
jkindt is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Modifying Wheelbase soused moose Conversion General Discussions 21 12-30-2006 11:42 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.