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Old 08-24-2020, 04:20 AM
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Default Contemporary body off ground measurements

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I pulled the body out of my mould now and pre-fitted it to my chassis. Since I have tub and main body separate, I am looking for measurements to find how far the rear is above ground.

If someone could check for me:
sill (sides) above ground
and rear above ground

For owners with sidepipes it might prove to be easier to measure the leading edge of the rear fender. Or even more sexy, the angle of the rear fender.

My ground clearance to chassis in the rear, at the end of the main rails, is currently 5".
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I placed the rear fenders 650 mm off ground with the chassis having 160 mm clearance. That sounded like a cool measurement to me. 666 mm would have been even more cool, but not as low ;-)
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Hi Dominik,
Measuring to the undersides of the wheel arch lips, to the underside of the nose opening, and to the bottom edge of the trunk opening should put you pretty close to where you need to be. Make sure which Contemporary body you have as well, because I believe they changed their wheel flairs to wrap closer around the tires at some point.

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My contemporary with 245/60-15 front and 295/50-15 rear tires measures from ground to the wheelarch lip 655mm in front and 675mm in the rear.
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