|Remember Tommy Ivo's slingshot front-engine AA fuel dragster that had a pair of trick, streamlined, aluminum wheel pants that fit over the cycle wheels that would steer with the wheels? DECO RIDES is proud to announce its latest new product, a pair of fiberglass "envelopantes" (as my hero car designer Guseppi Figoni would call them). No, these are not intended for Bonneville cars, they are for street rods that want to look like Bonneville cars.
We start with a pair of Radir 18-inch 12-spoke spindle mount wheels and a pair of 3.50 x 18 motorcycle tires with the maximum load bearing capacity you can find. You can use your choice of Willwood or Airheart single-spot brake calipers, and a rotor and caliper bracket for the above spindle and caliper form Total Performance. Fat Man Fabrications offers an aluminum adapter that not only mounts the caliper, but you can also mount the fiberglass wheel pant to it. Or you can build your own.
Dimensions of the wheel pant when sitting on the floor of the garage upright, by themselves, with no wheel or tire inside it, are 25 3/4 inches tall, 40 3/4 inches long and 7 1/2 inches wide, outside dimensions.