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Old 08-25-2009, 07:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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if you take a car and turn the wheels to maximum lock you can see how much the body needs to be widened/wheels moved inward to cover them... imagine a little bit of both and keep in mind that tires are round so they will only stick out a lot at axle height... it suddenly looks all quite doable i think

found some figures here for the 1957 ambassador

Wheelbase 	3080 mm 	121.3 in 	
front 	                        1499 mm 	59 in 	
rear 	                        1537 mm 	60.5 in 	
Length                    	5315 mm 	209.3 in 	
Width                           1981 mm 	78 in 	
Height                          1588 mm 	62.5 in 	
Length:wheelbase ratio 	                          1.73

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