Rolling Rear Fender Lips a Good Idea?

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  1. dcozzi

    dcozzi Veteran Member

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    The "dirt basket" should drain if not crimped on the bottom. I am not a good judge of this though as I live in AZ and we get about 10 in. of rain a year.

    Just don't mud bog the Camaro:crazy:
     
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    Please expand on this. Jack the car up? or let it down to create more pressure?
     
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    Looking into rolling my rear fenders and was curious about the price of the Eastwood tool since it’s been a while now that it’s been on the market. It isn’t now just over $80 on their website, and there are a bunch of knockoffs for $60 or less on Amazon.

    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=fender+roller&ref=is_s

    Originally, I looked up some local guy who uses the tool and charges $90 for two wheelwells, figuring that the tool was still in the triple-digit range. Glad I looked, and hope this helps others who might be interested right now.
     
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    my 73 camaro is on the rotisserie and i wonder is i shod roll the fender before sand blast and paint unterbody . i will run 275-40-18 on 9,5 rim .
     
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    I got in there and beat them with a ballpeen hammer. Don't have to be to fancy. just work it easy don't get wild. Does not take a whole lot to roll the edge. I had to B/C of getting side walls sliced. Also used air shocks to get the rear up.
     
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    I would roll them now. It will not change the exterior of the car and is easier to do safely without worrying about the paint job.

    I used a floor jack, cheater slick and a beater bat.
     
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    Just to update, I bought the $60 tool on Amazon and it worked great. I plan on selling it now on Craigslist.
     
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    i used a $ .30 piece of wood!.... ummm Custom fender lip tool!!!
    last one $29.99....lol
    the reason it is called rolling the fender is NOT because you are making a rolled edge but typically the manner in which it is done (quite effectively i might add ;)) is with the car in neutral you shove a ball bat or broom stick between the fender and tire....and gently ROLL the car.....letting the wood "massage" the fender lip and the tire air pressure be the "tension" ....
     

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