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Offline MikeB

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Need a measurment please.
« on: February 13, 2019, 03:12:07 PM »
Trying to figure out if the previous owner of my M38 modified the rear wheel arches.

Can some one do a quick measurement so i can compere what stock is vs what I have?

This is assuming the M38 had the same rear wheel arch radius to a CJ3!

Looking for length (A) and height (B)

My M38 has a length(A) of 36 and height (B) of 11.25 which if you do the fancy math using the cord and height of a arc segment to find the radius, means my wheel well has a 20" radius
I keep getting told it should have a 16" radius?
« Last Edit: February 13, 2019, 03:13:00 PM by iron_mike »

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Re: Need a measurment please.
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 06:33:07 PM »
The wheel well flares back the other direction on both sides.  If I measure just before they start curving the other way, I get 31.5" for "A". I get 14.5" for "B".  I checked 2-3A tubs and 1-2A tub.  All measurements are the same.  The wheel well openings on an M38 would match a 3A.
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Re: Need a measurment please.
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 08:53:45 PM »
Well this is frustrating. Looks like the previous owner opened up the rear wheel arch to fit larger tires.  As can be seen in the pictures below.  Stock vs what I have, *!

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Re: Need a measurment please.
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2019, 07:08:57 PM »
Dont think I would have noticed at quick glance, are you going to return to stock or leave as is?
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Re: Need a measurment please.
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2019, 10:44:55 AM »
Classic Enterprises makes a wheel arch repair panel that might work well if you are interested in restoring your tub.
https://www.classicent.com/products/jeep-wheel-flare-repair-panel


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Re: Need a measurment please.
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2019, 12:40:48 PM »
Classic Enterprises makes a wheel arch repair panel that might work well if you are interested in restoring your tub.
https://www.classicent.com/products/jeep-wheel-flare-repair-panel



I used that wheel arch in my last restoration. It was very well made and fit perfect.
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