How did you roll your fender lips?

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  1. ESampson

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    I think last time I made pie cuts on the inside and heated the metal and tapped it up.. Came out very nice.. Now I want to do it to my new quarters.. How did you do it and which way is best? I don't have a fender roller tool, cant rent one and I'm not going to buy one at that 250+ price.
    There is no paint on them right now, so it can't chip but I do not want to distort anything due to working so hard on gettin it perfect up untill this point. So the question again... How did you do yours? I know lots of people don't like to do this.. But I do.
     
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    I borrowed a fender roller tool from a friend.

    He shipped it to me, I used it, and shipped it back with a cash "thank you" note.
     
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    Cut the pinch weld off and weld it back together without the "lip".
     
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    Bryant forgot more than learned

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    the old school way. a baseball bat wedged between the tire and fender and roll the car forward and back.
    then to gain more clearance i put a block of wood on the inside of the fender and used a sissor jack pushing on the inner frame rail to push the fender lip further out. that is how i was able to fit 275-60/15s.
    we did the same on mashoris car front and rear. he fit some big 17s under his fenders.
     
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    my car is up on blocks right now since ive been doing all the work and parts scattered around it so theres no real way for me right now to roll it..i have 295/50/15's on the back and when i rolled the lips last time they fit absolutely perfect..big bumps they never rubbed, had lots of clearance when all the way jammed up in the wheel well..and i will be swapping leafs from a 4 door i have (they aren't sagged like mine) ans hopefully that helps as well.

    i might have to try the heat/hammer again...i dont want to damage anything though :(
     
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    My original intention was to buy the Eastwood roller, and offer it to board members for $25 per person plus shipping with $300 deposit, all paid up front. If I didn't get it back, oh well, you just bought it.

    That way, everyone that used it only spends about $40, and eventually, it is free to me.

    But a buddy offered to loan me his, so I didn't have to do that.
     
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    I used a hub cap hammer.. Big rubber head..
     
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    old ball bat trick if rollable.
     
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    How i did mine was took masking tape and marked how much i wanted to roll.Since my car was already painted i scribed a line around the wheel opening with a razor blade so the paint wouldent crack any further than the line.Next i followed the tape line and carefully started to bend the lip with a assortment of pliers and vise grips making sure not to distort the metal.Once i was out of space to bend i simply tapped around the lip with a body hammer to even out the folds.It took me about 40 min total to do it.
     
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    Alot of times on the front fenders you can just grab it under the wheel opening with your bare hands and pull out. Quarter panels are a different story though.
     

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