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Posted by jaxon23, Apr 1, 2004
Handling Tech - 4G63 suspension, steering, brakes, tires, lightweight wheels, bushings, etc.
Its for vw cars but i'm sure you could find some of it useful.
I am trying to find a shop that can roll the fenders and I wont have to worry about paint damage. I have heard alot of guys just use a wodden bat, and use the knob as the contact, and the tire itself as the fulcrum. But I have seen an example of the paint spidering due to shoddy rolling.
Where in the Seattle. WA are can i trust somebody to roll the fenders?
And yes, you use the bat as a lever and your tire as a fulcrum to bend the flange. It's much easier if you clip it every couple inches with some heavy tin snips. Also, if you don't have an old bat, steel electrical conduit works great too. Only about five bucks for 1.25 x 10 ft.
YouTube - DIY Arch Rolling Japanese Style
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But really, a fender roller works the best if you can get your hands on one.
1. Unless you need to fit tires wider than 255's, and you have them on the proper offset wheels, there is no need to roll anything except the flange in the rear fenders.
2. Don't cut the flange. It's a structural part of the unibody.
3. The front fenders don't have flanges.
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Fender Finisher and Heat Gun Kit off their eBay site, for the same price as on their website... Let's see how it works!! I'll post back the results, once it's delivered and I use it. Seemed like a good deal with both roller and heat gun! I could use a heat gun for many different things, so I figured "why the heck not!".
and i know this because i had my fenders rolled to fit my 245/40/17's