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Old July 3rd, 2005, 05:58 PM   #3
Unkl Ian
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If you slide the body back,you move the front wheels closer to the front,
same as using an extender.You'd have to move the shifter,etc,back as well,
and trim the pan where it sticks out on the front.

If you cut behind the seats,the wheelbase gets shorter,
but you don't move the front wheels relative to the body,
and you have less stuff to move.

The more I think about it,(depending on the body style)I'm inclined to
take some out behind the seats,
AND move the front wheels forward,by bolting on an extender,stretching
the frame head,or flipping the beam.

Many VW roadster pickups look too long,to me,between the back of the door
and the rear wheel.So taking several inches out of there would be good.

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