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Fastymz
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posted 05-11-2002 08:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok so just how do you do this?
I need to do this just not sure how to do it.


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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-11-2002 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How bad do you hate your car?

The old way was to have one guy drive it, another hold a baseball bat between the wheel well and the tire, and a couple of friends in the trunk. Then the baseball bat is slowly rolled while the car is slowly rolled forward.

I actually did this to my Sprint many years ago when I ran N50-15s on 15x10 Cragars. Came out fine.

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Fastymz
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posted 05-11-2002 09:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
How bad do you hate your car?

The old way was to have one guy drive it, another hold a baseball bat between the wheel well and the tire, and a couple of friends in the trunk. Then the baseball bat is slowly rolled while the car is slowly rolled forward.

I actually did this to my Sprint many years ago when I ran N50-15s on 15x10 Cragars. Came out fine.


I dont hate anything.
Is it better to roll them or cut and roll them.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-11-2002 09:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think just rolling is better. Every time you cut metal, you are giving rust another place to get started.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 05-11-2002 10:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Scoop, I saw your question over in my other thread...

I began to cut and roll one side and promptly STOPPED. I didn't like how it was comming out, so I had the body shop do it before painting... they finished the one side and did the other without cutting. Like Steve said, any cuts will be a rust magnet. I've undercoated my cuts to seal them... but I wish now I hadn't cut them, because it was not necessary at all

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Fastymz
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posted 05-12-2002 02:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I cant get a bat in there because my tires stick out to far.So can I take the tires off and pound them flat or what should I do?
The other night I tore up the outer edge of my NEW tire pretty good.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 05-12-2002 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pounding dosen't sound like a good idea... take one of your fronts and put it on the rear, maybe that would work

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mellowyellow
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posted 05-12-2002 09:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They used to use a rolling pin...if you could ever find a vintage one that doesn't qualify as an antique! You could simulate one easy enough though. Thinking about it, you would be better off if you backed the other side while rolling, etc. ie a short piece of wood that is padded, etc. A two person job.

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H8CHEVY
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posted 05-12-2002 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for H8CHEVY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try putting your front tire on the back, then have a couple friends sit in the trunk and do just as steve said! easiest and fastest way to do it...

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 05-13-2002 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...Good idea, H8C, about putting the extra weight in the trunk, it will help hold/bring the body toward the tire!

Or use a piece of 1" or 2" diameter pipe, maybe 2ft long if a wooden ballbat or wooden rolling pin isn't willing to get gouged up............

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Fastymz
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posted 05-13-2002 02:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys I'll try putting one of my stock rims and tires on 1st.And use a ball bat,or some pipe.

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jsracingbbf
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posted 05-13-2002 09:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hate to bring this up but can't you just save your bucks and buy a set of offset rims? maybe one more inch to the inside? Maybe I don't understand all there is to know about this.

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Fastymz
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posted 05-14-2002 01:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by jsracingbbf:
I hate to bring this up but can't you just save your bucks and buy a set of offset rims? maybe one more inch to the inside? Maybe I don't understand all there is to know about this.


Jerry your right about getting a better off set rim.My current ones aren't the right off set.But once I do that I'll go to wider tires so either way I'll need to roll them.

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