Building Custom Front Wheel Tubs - Dr. Tub & Mr. Hyde

Universal Fenderwell Fitment

Gary Blount
Aug 1, 2005
Photographers: Calin Head
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Think we all understand the need for fenderwell modification when it comes to stance and rolling stock versus clearance. Building inner fenders for the rear section of a truck is relatively easy, but what about the front? Interfering components such as the engine, brake system, A-arm suspension, and wiring makes tackling front wheeltubs a greater task.
Competition Engineering makes universal wheeltubs that are a cut to fit components. These do-it-yourself inner 'wells come in both 0.032 aluminum and 24-gauge steel. The 'well is bead-rolled for reinforcement and has a Pittsburgh locking seam that is easily fastened together. With a little patience, trimming the cut-to-fit fenderwells will add a much-needed touch to your truck when tucking goliath rolling stock.
Open tires in a truck just plain suck! They get road grime all over the engine compartment, not to mention what water does to the electrical system. The use of an inner fender eliminates these negatives and provides an area for mounting engine compartment components. We followed Jerod through his fender fitment and here is what we found.

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