Front Wheel Well Question

Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by itduz11s, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. itduz11s

    itduz11s New Member

    Nov 4, 2016
    Ok, this might be a silly question but...
    Do the Inner Wheel Wells bolt to the Fenders or do the Fenders bolt to the Wheel Wells?
    So to clarify... when you look into the wheel well opening, do you see
    "bolt head, wheel well, fender" or "bolt head, fender, wheel well"?
    Duz the nut clip slide onto the fender or the wheel well?
  2. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    20171110_181104.jpg bolt head, wheel well, fender
  3. itduz11s

    itduz11s New Member

    Nov 4, 2016
    Bonzo... that what im thinking but a buddy of mine sez it should be the other way around...
    I'm putting the front end of my 73 together and he was helping me and he go into my head...
    He sez his 72 is the opposite way... he is bringing it over Sunday to show me...

    Thanks for your time
  4. Green hornet

    Green hornet Veteran Member

    Oct 11, 2015
    North Bay, CA
    BonzoHansen is correct
  5. itduz11s

    itduz11s New Member

    Nov 4, 2016
    ok... that's 3 of us!!!

    Thanks for the input.
  6. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Bloomington, MN
    The picture above is correct.

    However.... The driver's side of mine is done the other way because the reproduction inner fender fit better that way. (I tried both ways multiple times.)
    This allows just a little more tire clearance if you're running a larger wheel/tire combination.

    My passenger side is done correctly and makes it possible to separate the inner fender for access to the heater hoses and blower.
  7. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 1999
    Beavercreek, Ohio, USA
  8. flowjoe

    flowjoe Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    The way Bonzo showed it is correct. 1st gens are done the other way round. Perhaps your friend saw a 1st gen and did his the same or maybe that’s what happened way back when a previous owner (previous to your friend) put your friends ‘72 together.

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