View Full Version : How to Roll rear wheel well lip


dingo0722
05-04-2010, 10:20:01 PM
I need to roll up or trim my rear quarter well lip. I've seen the tool from eastwood, but was wondering if there was a less expensive way to do a clean job

dingo0722
05-04-2010, 10:29:48 PM
really! what is the technique? Did you heat the surface to prevent paint cracking?

Twisted_Metal
05-04-2010, 10:29:56 PM
But don't use one signed by Babe Ruth. ;)

CorkyE
05-04-2010, 10:38:23 PM
Yep, use a bat. Just put it between tire and lip then roll.

Swerven could have told you that, but he's probably trying to swim out all the rain they've had in the past couple days... :)

dingo0722
05-04-2010, 10:43:32 PM
well I will just have to give that a try.

1981paul
05-04-2010, 10:52:06 PM
You can rent a fender roller: http://www.rollyourfender.com/

Use a heat gun to keep the paint soft so it doesn't crack.

dingo0722
05-04-2010, 10:55:09 PM
theres a business for everything

ATM
05-04-2010, 11:49:54 PM
Yep, use a bat. Just put it between tire and lip then roll.

Swerven could have told you that, but he's probably trying to swim out all the rain they've had in the past couple days... :)
Let me clarify: When you say roll, you mean roll the car? Which would in turn roll the bat and flatten the lip? I'm going to be looking into this too, figured now would be the ideal time while the thing is getting restored and then when paint is on and I want to do it later it won't be an issue.

ATM
05-05-2010, 12:03:19 AM
Yes. Roll the car with the bat in between the tire and fender.
And slowly increase pressure. Sounds like a job for tomorrow! Thanks.

74zorro
05-05-2010, 04:16:37 AM
if its a camaro thats worth money just get the right offset wheel 4.5 backspace. i put a 15x10 wheel with 10.5w slick and it fit fine.

RaycerX81
05-05-2010, 06:01:15 AM
I rolled mine with a wooden bat and my 200lbs brother sitting on the trunk.

77nomad
05-06-2010, 09:39:59 AM
Wow, is there a you tube vid of this. Sounds like something I'd screw up.

Black78
05-06-2010, 12:06:45 PM
http://www.eastwood.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/p16482.jpg (http://www.eastwood.com/fender-repair/fender-roller/ew-fender-roller-w-instruction.html)

This looks like the best idea ive seen yet! I want one

ATM
05-06-2010, 01:10:14 PM
http://www.eastwood.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/p16482.jpg (http://www.eastwood.com/fender-repair/fender-roller/ew-fender-roller-w-instruction.html)

This looks like the best idea ive seen yet! I want one
I've heard it works great on round fenders. Ours are flat on top.

Cataldo
05-06-2010, 01:16:20 PM
I used one ^ on my Camaro. it worked marvelously, you just have to play with it some. re adjust and adjust again. took about an hour or so. on a round fender, its super easy.

dingo0722
05-08-2010, 06:24:30 PM
It would be nice to have one for for $260 ill pass. I like the bat idea

iregret
05-08-2010, 08:47:04 PM
You can also rent them on eBay, but it's the same deal.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Lowered-Rubbing-Tires-Fender-Roller-Tool-RENTAL-/180502874351?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Motors_Automotive_Tools&hash=item2a06cf48ef

77nomad
05-08-2010, 09:05:26 PM
You could do it this way.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LdDAa6TNWE
Do you guys just roll the top? Can I do it with a body hammer before paint.

dingo0722
05-08-2010, 10:59:19 PM
You could do it this way.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LdDAa6TNWE
Do you guys just roll the top? Can I do it with a body hammer before paint.


OooooSh*t. Lets hope that doesnt happen