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Hart_Rod 07-05-2015 05:16 PM

New Product: CHUBTUBZ, shortened rear wheel tubs for slammed trucks!
 
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**** Summer Sale through the 31 May 2017!! 15% off of the CT44s and CT47s! ****


UPDATED PRICING on ChubTubz For C10s!!!!

Due to some streamlining in our manufacturing process, we have been able to reduce the cost of production. Soooooo, I'm going to pass that on to our customers!!!

NEW PRICING:

CT44's - $550 + Shipping (10-12" wide wheel and tire)
CT47's - $650 + Shipping (15" wide wheel and tire)

Paypal preferred or Check or USPS money order.

If you have any question on fitment, please inquire! (text at 850-2NINE1-0499 or PM)

"ChubTubz!"

"Designed for the 67-87 C10s, they will also work for the 60-66 with a small amount of fiberglass work."



For the last 4 years I've been working on building a 1968 SWB that has a front and rear Porterbuilt extreme dropmember setup. Because of the large step notch in the rear, I had to raise my bed floor to clear it. This obviously created a problem with the rear wheel tubs being to tall to fit.

You can approach making the rear tubs many different ways, but I chose to try and make them look as stock as possible. So I built a set of steel ones that I shortened by 4" and widened by 1". I also made the tubs contour to the inner bed panel to fully achieve a factory fit and appearance.

Each tub required 2 factory tubs and about 15 hours worth of work to build. I know a lot of guys don't have the tools, skills, or the time to spend building these and paying someone to build a set of steel ones is cost prohibitive. So after I finished making my set of steel ones, I decided to talk to a local boat shop that does fiberglass mold building. Once I was convinced that we could make a good part that would be economically feasible, I had them pull a mold off of one my steel tubs. After I was sure of the fit and finish, I'm now ready to produce them for sale. They are designed for the 67-72 trucks, but with some small modifications, they will also work for the 73-87 trucks. Initial price will be $500/set + shipping. You can text me at 850-291-0499 or email me at robhartley@aol.com if you have any specific questions

Here are some photos of the original steel tubs that I made, and pictures of the fiberglass tubs. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks - Rob

Hart_Rod 07-05-2015 05:19 PM

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Here are some pictures of the fiberglass tubs. If you have any questions please let me know.

Advanced Design 07-05-2015 07:48 PM

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Great idea with a great price that will save a ton of time too.
Well done Rob.
Doug

dbb1025 07-05-2015 10:52 PM

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I agree. I'm one of those guys without the skill knowledge or tools. When will they be available? What will be the best way to order?

Hart_Rod 07-05-2015 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Advanced Design (Post 7231657)
Great idea with a great price that will save a ton of time too.
Well done Rob.
Doug

Thanks Doug! I hope everyone likes them and appreciate the work that has went into them.

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Originally Posted by dbb1025 (Post 7231855)
I agree. I'm one of those guys without the skill knowledge or tools. When will they be available? What will be the best way to order?

I'm taking pre-orders now. I currently have 8 names on the list. Paypal is preferred. Just let me know.

69short 07-07-2015 09:17 AM

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I will be contacting you when I reach that point in my build. Great price! Looks like a nice product

Hart_Rod 07-07-2015 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by 69short (Post 7233099)
I will be contacting you when I reach that point in my build. Great price! Looks like a nice product

Thanks Justin! Here are some pictures of the first set of CHUBTubz installed.

Hart_Rod 07-07-2015 10:40 PM

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More installed pictures.

ajgriffin 07-08-2015 01:17 AM

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Looks great! What's the maximum tire width they will fit?

70blackfish 07-08-2015 01:21 AM

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Nice work

Hart_Rod 07-08-2015 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by 70blackfish (Post 7234074)
Nice work

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by ajgriffin (Post 7234072)
Looks great! What's the maximum tire width they will fit?

These will allow you to run a 12 - 13" tire. I'm running a 295/45 20 on my truck and they fit great. We are working on a 4" wider tub that will go all the way to the frame and allow you to run a 15-16" tired.

SCOTI 07-10-2015 11:56 AM

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Rob,

What is the thickness of these? I like them & look forward to the wider version (I plan on 13" wide rear wheels).

I worry about debris damaging them & wondering if an aluminum sheet bonded to the bottom might help w/that. Your thoughts?

lolife99 07-10-2015 12:07 PM

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SCOTI,... could you use that "Rock Guard" style coating on the inside of them?
Not sure what anyone is doing with the aftermarket fiberglass front tubs to prevent damage from rocks.
Maybe it's all about fiberglass thicknesss.

SCOTI 07-10-2015 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by lolife99 (Post 7236756)
SCOTI,... could you use that "Rock Guard" style coating on the inside of them?
Not sure what anyone is doing with the aftermarket fiberglass front tubs to prevent damage from rocks.
Maybe it's all about fiberglass thicknesss
.

Exactly. Even on the front tubs for my dually, I plan to bond something underside.

Hart_Rod 07-10-2015 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by SCOTI (Post 7236746)
Rob,

What is the thickness of these? I like them & look forward to the wider version (I plan on 13" wide rear wheels).

I worry about debris damaging them & wondering if an aluminum sheet bonded to the bottom might help w/that. Your thoughts?

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Originally Posted by lolife99 (Post 7236756)
SCOTI,... could you use that "Rock Guard" style coating on the inside of them?
Not sure what anyone is doing with the aftermarket fiberglass front tubs to prevent damage from rocks.
Maybe it's all about fiberglass thicknesss.

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Originally Posted by SCOTI (Post 7236769)
Exactly. Even on the front tubs for my dually, I plan to bond something underside.

The tubs are about 3/16" to 1/4" thick, extremely sturdy. I don't think it's an issue with the fiberglass cracking, I think it's more of an issue with the paint cracking. With that being said, I plan on spraying the underside of mine (front and rear) with a rubberized coating, such a Line-x or Speedyliner. I have a lot friends that have built high dollar glass street rods and that's what they have used with great success. Thanks for the great questions and feedback! :metal:

nlped 07-10-2015 07:52 PM

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Hey Rob, for convenience sake, how much is shipping to 35079?

Hart_Rod 07-10-2015 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by nlped (Post 7237178)
Hey Rob, for convenience sake, how much is shipping to 35079?

Approximately $50.

nlped 07-10-2015 08:59 PM

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So $550 shipped? If so, shoot me your Paypal info. They look great, and you've always done great work. So I'm good with it.

Hart_Rod 07-10-2015 10:00 PM

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Pm sent

Hart_Rod 07-14-2015 10:12 PM

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I had the buy painting my bed shoot some paint on the tubs. What do you guys think? I'm also thinking about changing the name to "ChubTubz". My good friend Ronnie Welch (C10Talk from instagram fame, :D) suggested it. It seems a little catchier than FatTubz...OBTW, here ar some pictures, :metal:!

lolife99 07-14-2015 10:30 PM

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I like the fact that these aren't pre-drilled.
A set a stainless button-head bolts with stainless washers, would look nice holding these down.

Hart_Rod 07-14-2015 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by lolife99 (Post 7241471)
I like the fact that these aren't pre-drilled.
A set a stainless button-head bolts with stainless washers, would look nice holding these down.

Thanks Keith. I wanted to give people an option on how they attached them because I know everyone does things a little different, :lol:

nlped 07-14-2015 10:57 PM

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Those look really good, especially with my color on them :D

69short 07-14-2015 11:36 PM

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Keep the original name and call the wider version chubtubz lol

Twisted78SS 07-15-2015 12:21 AM

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Damn those look sweet!! Very well done..


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