Inner fender wells..removal Q's

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by Camaro75LT, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Camaro75LT

    Camaro75LT Masshole Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    If I yank those things out, what will I need to relocate? I know the washer fluid and coolant overflow bottles are on there, but is the battery mounted to them too?

    My front tires hit the inner wells when I hit a pothole hard, and I don't have the $ for springs at the moment. figured it's a quick fix.
     
  2. hucks 70

    hucks 70 Veteran Member

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    smaller tires .inner fenders make up alot of support for the front end and fenders.
     
  3. pete0331

    pete0331 Veteran Member

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    Yes, the battery tray mounts to the front portion of the fender.
     
  4. Camaro75LT

    Camaro75LT Masshole Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    im going with solid body mounts and SFCs, I will run a brace on each side to try and make up some of the support.


    I would go smaller tires, but like i said, i'm on a tight budget at the moment
     
  5. woody80z28

    woody80z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The fuel return canister thing is on the driver side. I took mine out and bought a vented gas cap with no problems.

    G-braces may help. And FWIW, I've had half the bolts missing from the inner fenders without issues! haha I did just buy some clips to fix that though and from everything I've read it is a very good idea to keep them.
     
  6. Camaro75LT

    Camaro75LT Masshole Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    After a little playing with the car, the wheels hit in the back of the fenders (toward the doors), what could be causing this?
     
  7. chevy-stu

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    Really badly worn bushings ?? very saggy springs.. sounds like the whole front end could do with a rebuild.. (I know it's loads of money.. !!!)
     
  8. Camaro75LT

    Camaro75LT Masshole Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I have a new set of control arm bushings, gotta figure out how to install them without a press.
     
  9. Lowend

    Lowend Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Its really a bad idea to remove the inner fender wells.
    First - it makes a huge mess under the hood every time you drive
    Second - it does strange things to the car's aerodynamics at speed.
     

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