You did the right thing by paint stripping. When you blast a "fully paneled" car, the chances of buckling the outer panels is very high
The best way (IMO) is to paint strip the large panels and then blast the edges. Keep in mind that the car must be completely disassembled when blasting, preferably on a rotisserie.
Never blast a hood or trunk lid. Doors only the inside.
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Over the weekend I scored a pair 275/60r15 M/T ET Streets for mocking up, so I decided to see what it looks like. I squeezed one onto a 15x7 rim (4.5" backspace) I had laying around at work today and I'm pretty damn happy with my starting point.
I only have 1/2" clearance to the stock width springs, so will probably need some more clearance even with del-a-lums. Hane narrow springs would give me an additional 3/4" clearance, but now thinking I may be better off handling wise with standard width springs and pushing the wheels out a fraction more.
As I'm fitting new quarters and fabricating trans-am outer wheelhouses (thanks Kerry), I'll be pumping the quarters out another 2" and wiring the lips. It's fairly subtle and most people won't even notice.
The front of the wheel arches and rockers would also benefit from having an inch trimmed off them in case I stick with the tall tyres.
At this very early stage, I'm planning on having a couple of sets of wheels for the car.
1. 15" styled steel centres in either 8" or 9" wide barrels, painted satin black with these tyres and Mickey Thompson stickers.
2. 17x9.5" Superlites with 275's and tyre stickes like Husky's car.
Borderline before the guards are pumped:
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