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From: Fountain Valley, Ca., USA
Registered: Jul 2002

posted 12-11-2002 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pyrofighting   Click Here to Email pyrofighting     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How do I roll my fenders on my 68 Coupe. Also, what else besides rolling the fenders can I do to get a wider tire in the back. I do not want to tub. Thanks.:

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posted 12-11-2002 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a good thread about this:

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posted 12-12-2002 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Toronado3800     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In a month or so I'm going to take a shot at fitting 265/50/15's on the rear of my 68. It had 245 something or others on there now and I think if I use a wheel with a 1/2 inch less back spacing (flater front) and cut this metal flap which needlessly sticks off my rear axle squash pad busing I'll be o.k.
Then again maybe not, if my measurements, math, or my tape measure ruler are wrong.
By the way, I'm clueless what to do up front. NPD sells wheels that recommend a negative allignment, but geez, that seems like cutting it close. All this rolling and cutting scare me.
Good Luck,

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From: Austin Texas
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posted 12-15-2002 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
rember that the metal is thick and can not be rolled with out spliting the lip on the inside.
Use a cut off wheel and cut every 1.5 to two inches and use a small pair of vice grips and roll under each section. it sounds hard and scary but it is not. it go's fast and easy. after the cuts are made put one hand on the outsire of the fender and hold pressure on the out side of the lip this will keep the fender from and distortion while you roll under each small piece. the rear is a little trickyer. in the rear you have two over laping pices and it has a great deal more resestance but can be done the same way. the effect is very nice and can not be seen from the out side.

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