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How do you roll fenders
« on: December 02, 2009, 10:09:41 PM »
Hey Yall,
I have a 1966 mustang coupe and I need someone to explain to me the proper method of rolling the fenders. As is I can hardly slide a finger between the fender and the top of the tire. The car is already painted and when I role the fenders what is the risk of messing up the paint. I dont have a good picture at this time but i have attached some that i have. The current tire size is 245-60-15. I plan on changing the wheels later on to a 17" but i would like to keep the same tire size b/c i like the way it fills in the wheel well. Any help on this subject would be great

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Re: How do you roll fenders
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2009, 03:03:10 AM »
Your car is beautiful just as it is, but the ones who tub and roll their fenders do it with a baseball bat.  You can buy a special tool, but the bat seems to be the favovite tool. 

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Re: How do you roll fenders
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2009, 11:49:24 AM »
CJ Pony Parts sells a roller tool, but it isn't cheap. 

I did a few in my younger days with a baseball bat, but rarely did the paint get through the process without a little damage.

As light as your car is, you could easily go to 235 60 15 without any loss in handling ability and I doubt the difference in appearance would be noticable

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Re: How do you roll fenders
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2010, 08:57:45 PM »
Well now that it's painted I wouldn't try doing it. Car seems to be sitting lowered. I know that you probably want that look but you could try replacing the front and rear springs.

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Re: How do you roll fenders
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2010, 10:13:27 PM »
i think that if you use a die grinder to remove the inside lip of the fender that would be the safest way to help with out paint damage just go slow and do not over heat the paint or metal.

one other idea is to have a machine shop mill the back of your wheel to give you more offset. or buy a different offset wheel if there is room on the inside so you do not rub. or narrow the dif. and scoot the wheel tubs in a couple inches to retain a stock look.

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Re: How do you roll fenders
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2010, 07:24:26 AM »
I took mine to a wheel shop, they use a rolling tool that bolts on to your wheel nuts, then its an arc motion with a rubber wheel rolling the inner guard.. Used a heat gun on the paint while rolling and there was zero paint damage. I'll take some pics later

Cost me about $70

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Re: How do you roll fenders
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2010, 09:02:43 AM »
I did see that tool (mounts to wheel) in one of the "big 3" Mustang parts supply houses and it was $269 if you want to try it yourself.

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Re: How do you roll fenders
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2010, 05:50:03 PM »
Taking it to a wheel shop and having them rolled for 70 bux sounds like the route to go.  That's a difference of maybe 200 bux, and it only needs to be done once.  What would you do with a fender roller after you are done with it?   ;D

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Re: How do you roll fenders
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2010, 01:15:12 AM »
Taking it to a wheel shop and having them rolled for 70 bux sounds like the route to go.  That's a difference of maybe 200 bux, and it only needs to be done once.  What would you do with a fender roller after you are done with it?   ;D

you could make in into a doughnut maker, or even use it for a back masasager.  cigerette roller maybe?  change horseshoes too?

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Re: How do you roll fenders
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2010, 01:50:46 AM »
 ;D I put on new horse shoes when I was at home on the ranch.  That's hard work. 

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Re: How do you roll fenders
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2010, 11:36:08 AM »
heck ya it is, i've done it once, my good friend does it for a living and made it look esay so i gave it a try and i can honestly say i am going to stick with what i do best and it is deffinatly not horseshoeing!!!!

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Re: How do you roll fenders
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2010, 07:36:54 PM »
It's a back breaking job, and that is when the horse cooperates.   ;D

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Re: How do you roll fenders
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2010, 05:34:50 AM »
I have a 66 that had 195/70/14's 14x5 style steels. I wanted to beef up the look of the car a bit, so after little research and not wanting to roll fenders I came up with 225/60/15's style steels. They fit just about right with no rubbing, and no wheels sticking out look.

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Re: How do you roll fenders
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2010, 02:38:35 PM »
That would be my preferred way to go about it.  I like the big beef on the ground, but not altering the body to get there. 

 

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