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How To: Roll Fenders?

This is a discussion on How To: Roll Fenders? within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; sooo i put 275/40/17's on the rear of the ls1 goat...they fit fine but when theres more than me in ...

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    How To: Roll Fenders?

    sooo i put 275/40/17's on the rear of the ls1 goat...they fit fine but when theres more than me in the car, they rub when i hit bumps....now i understand i have to jack the rear of the car up, take of the rear tires....buuuttt then what? lol.....i need to fully understand the concept of "rolling the fenders" or any other way to stop the dreaded rubbing.....is there anything i should look out for, easy or hard?? help me guys
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    Oh man. I wouldn't even ATTEMPT this on your own. I would STONGLY suggest putting the 245's back on (assuming you saved them), then going to see a very good body shop. It will require some specific tools that would be extremely cost prohibitive to purchase yourself, especially in view that you don't know how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade M View Post
    Oh man. I wouldn't even ATTEMPT this on your own. I would STONGLY suggest putting the 245's back on (assuming you saved them), then going to see a very good body shop. It will require some specific tools that would be extremely cost prohibitive to purchase yourself, especially in view that you don't know how.
    i was told to take a grinder and just shave off the lip till it doesnt grind anymore...this sounds a lot better

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackz-lt1 View Post
    i was told to take a grinder and just shave off the lip till it doesnt grind anymore...this sounds a lot better


    Not no, but hell freaking no. PLEASE don't do that....

    Please tell me you're not serious....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade M View Post


    Not no, but hell freaking no. PLEASE don't do that....

    Please tell me you're not serious....
    well think bout it,lol...i mean with the roller ur bending metal on metal...it could crack, stress, lotta stuff....if u just grind the lip down which is invisible anyways to the eye...it seems most practical, without messing up the quarter panel or paint...i just wanna shave it off,lol

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    Well. Have it...

    Be sure to post before / after pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade M View Post
    Well. Have it...

    Be sure to post before / after pics
    lol, thanks for the confidence brotha,lol

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    I was thinking of buying the tool/tools and doing it myself. But, for around $300, ouch!, I dont know. Maybe when i finally get to the track i will ask some fellow Goaters if they will go in on it with me. google: Eastwood. Part #31158, heater gun #43522.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retvet View Post
    I was thinking of buying the tool/tools and doing it myself. But, for around $300, ouch!, I dont know. Maybe when i finally get to the track i will ask some fellow Goaters if they will go in on it with me. google: Eastwood. Part #31158, heater gun #43522.
    honestly i think im gonna just shave it off...therefore theres no stress on the outer fender which wont cause any bends or paint stress marks...its prob the cheapest, easiest, and safest way

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    Watch out for the heat from the grinding to bubble/blister your paint. Unless you planned on adressing that issue. Just my .02
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    I rember an article in hotrod or carcraft a few years ago where they took a baseball bat and used the cars own weight and tires to "roll" the fenders out. Dont know if id try that with a new goat, but if you have a willing friend with a junker, you may be able to test it out and see how or if it works.

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