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How to roll rear fender wells

I have a 69 SS and Ive got new suspention all the way around. New shocks, springs, bushings, the whole nine. All stock replacements tho, nothing is lowered.

What I want to know is what should I do about the rear tires rubbing the slightest little bit on the outside edge. The interfearence is from the lip around the fender well. I tried to roll it back with a wooden bat but it did not work very well. Any sugestions??? I know I'm not the only one with this problem in the past 37 years.

225/60/15 rear tires only rub with more than 2 people in the car or hitting a bump at high speeds 30 mph +

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Use of baseball bat to follow the tire and roll the bead back some is one of my favorite ways to do this. You can use the smaller end if a small amount is needed and work your way 'up' the bat 'till you get the clearance you need.
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You can also use a soft-faced hammer (and a small block of wood if you want) to work the edge of the inner lip back untill you get the needed clearance.
Just go very slow and work it back a small amount each time - if you go to far on one area you can cause a 'kink' to show the other side.

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Baseball bat, as Vintage suggested, has always worked.

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I have a 69 SS and Ive got new suspention all the way around. New shocks, springs, bushings, the whole nine. All stock replacements tho, nothing is lowered.

What I want to know is what should I do about the rear tires rubbing the slightest little bit on the outside edge. The interfearence is from the lip around the fender well. I tried to roll it back with a wooden bat but it did not work very well. Any sugestions??? I know I'm not the only one with this problem in the past 37 years.

225/60/15 rear tires only rub with more than 2 people in the car or hitting a bump at high speeds 30 mph +

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Maybe the wheels are the problem could be you need wheels that have more of an off set. With that size tire it shouldn't rub if the wheels have the correct off set.

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Maybe the wheels are the problem could be you need wheels that have more of an off set. With that size tire it shouldn't rub if the wheels have the correct off set.
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I'm with redfox.

a 225 tire should fit in any camaro with lots of room to spare. If you measure from the inside edge of the tire to the inner fender, you'll find nearly an inch and a half of wasted space. Corvette rally's half 4" backspace and stick out too far. A monte carlo rally might have more backspace and solve your problem.





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We trimmed the edge with a die grinder and a Dremel tool to radius the lip to fit around the radius the outside edge of the tire. 275/40/17 on a 17x9 wheel and lowered.
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Does this bat trick work that well?

Are you just inserting the bat into the wheel well and using the tire for leverage?

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Use of baseball bat to follow the tire and roll the bead back some is one of my favorite ways to do this. You can use the smaller end if a small amount is needed and work your way 'up' the bat 'till you get the clearance you need.

Just go very slow and work it back a small amount each time - if you go to far on one area you can cause a 'kink' to show the other side.

Hope this helps;
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Yes it does.

Follow these instructions, start with the handle first and work your way up the taper. Insert the handle, use the car to roll the bat against the tire, forwards & backwards. Slowly work/roll the bat from the handle through the taper to the clearance needed. Repeat for the other side.

You may have to cut the length of the bat to fit/work/roll better.

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