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Old 03-28-2004, 09:53 AM
 
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Fender lip

I am wondering what technique i should use to 'roll' in the inner lip of the rear fenders so that the drag radials that are gonna be installed on the car wont rub when the suspension bottoms out.
The car will get a fresh coat of paint soon so now is the time to fix my tire problem. I've heard of guys using a wood bat and having a buddy slowly drive the car back and forth as the other is applying pressure on the bat. Or, hammer and dolly?

What do you guys think/have tried?

Thanx

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Old 03-28-2004, 10:18 AM
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Is it a single wall or double wall lip?
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It is a single wall lip.
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I just took a cutoff wheel to mine-
worked great
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fender lip

do ur cut off wheel but allow 1/2 -3/4" extra. take a peice of welding rod up to 3/16"& shape it manually over tire allowing for needed tire clearance. position on front of fender & mark off desired shape. leave rod run long till finall shape designed. hammer & dolly at least 90 degree lip to hold rod, place rod back of fender & crimp with locking pliers to bend extra overlap to pinch rod in place. work ur way around overlapping pinches evenly. start at middle & work out both ways to avoid any kinks. when done u have a strong -even & professionally looking lip that won't flop around on u on burnouts. also tape up face of locking pliers to avoid maring ur panel. this is called a beaded edge lip. should win u points if u ever show it,& no big weight gain if seriously racing. hope this helps jw
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Thanx for the help guys. I ended up 'rolling' the lip gradually with a body hammer... making sure not to hit too hard to pop out the fenders It turned out pretty good, the car was supposed to get painted yesterday i'm gonna drop by later today to see the results

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Probably to late now, but back when i used to drop em real low in the front, I used to take a air grinder with a small wheel and cut the lip in sections about a inch apart of course just enough to roll it, then i would just roll with hands and small hammer against backside of fender.
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Hey Badriand,
What do you mean by cuttin the lip out in sections an inch apart? I'm looking to roll the lip on my front fenders for some tire clearance when dropped real low, and I was going to go with the welding rod technique posted by Jwart, but I'd like to know what you mean before I get cutting! Did you cut it so that there was just a little bit of metal left on the lip, and just roll that up? Thanks a lot.

~Frank~
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fender

what they are referring to is releif cuts every 1" apart along edge. layout ur finish line first then allow of ur wrap or double over fold whether it be with welding rod inside or just folded over itself= doubled up. then all ur relief cuts are evenly spaced. i use rod inside as it radius the bend alittle to avoid any kinks & helps to relief stress that causes cracking later down the road. jw
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Hey JW,
thanks a ton for clearing that up! I understand now .

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Sorry for the late reply. Basically jwart said it, but I never really used the welding rod because i had a 5 inch drop in the front so you could not see the roll. The tire sat about 1/2 inch under the fender so if anyone was wanting to get nosie they would have jack the truck up and look under it.
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Tire Rack has a fenderlip rolling tool for rent. It attaches to your lugs and has an adjustable arm with a skateboard type wheel on the end. You adjust it up and use the handle to roll it back and forth. Adjust up more and roll more till you get the amount of rolling you want.
Also here is a tech article on using a baseball bat and a plastic sheet to protect the paint.
http://tech.rennlist.com/911/pdf/Rol...ytomharris.PDF

Or you could just get F/G fenders like I did and grind them puppies off!
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