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Old 02-02-2010, 01:45 PM   #1
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Location: Lethbridge, AB, Canada
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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?
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