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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

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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.

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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.

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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/gallery/albuo21/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

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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/gallery/albuo21/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.

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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

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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?

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