Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

rolling a fender


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 JWX

JWX

    Lonely driver

  • Members
  • 3,073 posts
  • Atlanta

Posted 23 March 2005 - 02:30 PM

what exactly does one do when one rolls a fender?

#2 subaru_styles

subaru_styles

    the 1st RX wagon!

  • Members
  • 1,696 posts
  • OMGhi2U in da couve

Posted 23 March 2005 - 02:45 PM

the roll/fold the inner lip to can tire clearance on lowerd cars

it can be done with a fender roller or a wooden baseball bat

as you can see i still need to finish the rears... it was a pain cause the metal was pretty brittle and it started to chunk and crack on me but this should give you an idea of why some people need to roll their fenders
Posted Image

#3 subaru_styles

subaru_styles

    the 1st RX wagon!

  • Members
  • 1,696 posts
  • OMGhi2U in da couve

Posted 23 March 2005 - 03:11 PM

here's a a link of what a roller looks like

http://www.robsaudiw....com/fender.htm

#4 archemitis

archemitis

    guy smiley

  • Members
  • 3,554 posts
  • the big minnie

Posted 23 March 2005 - 03:19 PM

baseball bat works good, but... sometiems you need paint afterwards =]

on a subaru fender, maybe the skinny end would be good.

#5 Craven

Craven

    Just a guy with a Brat

  • Members
  • 674 posts
  • Midland

Posted 23 March 2005 - 03:56 PM

Start with a small dia. piece of pipe and roll the car ahead with it between the tire and fender, keep increaseing the dia. until you get the gap you want.

#6 Sweet82

Sweet82

    Elite Master of the Subaru

  • Members
  • 3,266 posts
  • Salt Lake City

Posted 23 March 2005 - 05:04 PM

Isn't a sawzall easier? :eek:

#7 MorganM

MorganM

    Do you Subaru?

  • Members
  • 8,390 posts
  • TwinCities

Posted 23 March 2005 - 05:14 PM

Isn't a sawzall easier? :eek:


Yeah, also looks like you ued a sawzall when you are done :) Also have to contend with that sharp bured edge the sawzall will leave behind.

#8 Sweet82

Sweet82

    Elite Master of the Subaru

  • Members
  • 3,266 posts
  • Salt Lake City

Posted 23 March 2005 - 05:34 PM

I was just messin with ya on the sawzall bit... :lol:

Howerver,

On the Buggy when I hit an exposed metal edge, I used that small drip Irrigation tubing split open to form a molding. This made it so the metal edges are not such a problem.

My dash, all metal side pannels,rear pannel and windshield are all lined with tubing to eliminate any sharp edges...

http://usmb.net/gall...lbuo21/MVC_174F

Here is what I talking about in case anyone cares...
Tubing came from Harbor Freight for $5 on sale.

Glenn,
82 SubaruHummer
01 Forester

#9 SubaSkeet

SubaSkeet

    iDesert Destroyer!

  • Members
  • 332 posts
  • Las Vegas

Posted 23 March 2005 - 05:48 PM

I was just messin with ya on the sawzall bit... :lol:

Howerver,

On the Buggy when I hit an exposed metal edge, I used that small drip Irrigation tubing split open to form a molding. This made it so the metal edges are not such a problem.

My dash, all metal side pannels,rear pannel and windshield are all lined with tubing to eliminate any sharp edges...

http://usmb.net/gall...lbuo21/MVC_174F

Here is what I talking about in case anyone cares...
Tubing came from Harbor Freight for $5 on sale.

Glenn,
82 SubaruHummer
01 Forester


thats a novel idea! looks great, too! will be doin that when i chop off my top.

#10 WJM

WJM

    SUBARU

  • Members
  • 7,828 posts

Posted 23 March 2005 - 06:01 PM

just flare it.

#11 Roobaflu

Roobaflu

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 189 posts
  • Hicksville

Posted 23 March 2005 - 09:49 PM

if you use a heat gun to GENTLY heat the edge of the fender it will somewhat soften the paint and decrease the likelyhood of paint damage. Just dont get it too hot or you're going to blister the paint off obviously

#12 JWX

JWX

    Lonely driver

  • Members
  • 3,073 posts
  • Atlanta

Posted 23 March 2005 - 11:55 PM

it only rubs with either a lot of weight in it, or when turning with normal street weight in it. and what about just taking an angle grinder and grinding out the oppossing metal?



and Will how do I flare it?

#13 WJM

WJM

    SUBARU

  • Members
  • 7,828 posts

Posted 24 March 2005 - 07:00 AM

Fiberglass flares.....

#14 Caboobaroo

Caboobaroo

    USMB Drunk

  • Members
  • 6,888 posts
  • Oregon City

Posted 24 March 2005 - 09:12 AM

I was thinking about making a set of flares for my RX once its on the road again so it won't be for a little while.

#15 JWX

JWX

    Lonely driver

  • Members
  • 3,073 posts
  • Atlanta

Posted 24 March 2005 - 12:44 PM

oh that I thought you were talking about pulling up on the lip or something




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users