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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 00, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 69 camaro and would like to fit some
meats in the back.

So my questions are, I here about lip rolling
to help the tire fit. Is this something
anyone can do? How would you do it correctly? Will this mess up the paint by
rolling the lip?

Thanks for the help!!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 00, 06:20 PM
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I personaly would NOT do this, especially if you have original quarters. It can be done and look good, but the first thing people do when checking out cars is check wheel wells for rust and glass. Also, once you do it, it is alot tougher to bring them back out. Bob
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"rolling the quarters" was talked about some time ago and from what i read, they say it is very hard to do and if you don't know what your doing, to stay away from it.
that's about all i can tell you.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 00, 11:52 AM
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After changing quarters there was a bit of a ragged edge on the left side of my car. I had the body shop trim a little sheetmetal off and then roll it a bit for clearance. It turned out fine and is probably the best approach.

I have in the past rolled fender lips with the "baseball bat and 5 guys in the trunk" method. If it is done right it can turn out great but it could also easily go poorly and screw up the body. I last did it on a '74 Camaro and I got quite a bit of clearance without any damage at all - but I wouldn't try it again!

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 00, 05:46 PM
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Use a dead blow hammer with lead shot and a dolly to absorb some impact. Hammer from the inside with the tire off, you only have to roll about 12" or so depending on your tire size. I went to a junkyard and practiced on a Dodge minivan that had a similar round fender. The sheetmetal is thinner but it will give you some experience without destroying your own car. I tried 3 times and could not get it right so I did not do it to my '67 RS. Just my .02! Good luck!
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Well depending on your car and the condition it is in, you can use a cut off saw and trim the wheel well lip, just as stated earlier, you only need to do the top, 12 in or so, I have done this to hot rod camaro's but have not and would not do it to my Z28 or my SS with real nice paint and quarters. If you use the cut off saw go real slow and spray the paint with water to keep the heat down, if not you will burn the paint, cut a little on one end then switch to the other end. Tires off of course and wear safety gear.
I did this with wheel opening molding and it looks great and gives you room to put 255x15 on the rear.
Good Luck JC

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 10th, 00, 05:07 PM
 
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This is a unique way. I've seen someone take the handle of a wood baseball bat and place it between the tire and quarter panel and roll the car forward so that the handle glides along the inner edge of the quarter panel, rolling it like a machine. The results were a perfect rolled edge and it gave him the clearance he needed. Either this guy new what he was doing or just lucky. Whichever, the results were perfect and he had the clearance needed.
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