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Title: Fender roller
Post by: landstuhltaylor on March 27, 2016, 11:02:17 PM
Anyone locally have one or know of a shop that does? At the very least I need to roll the rears, might just use a sledge on the front.


Title: Re: Fender roller
Post by: Miniata on March 28, 2016, 02:08:11 AM
Back when I wanted to roll the fenders on my Miata the Eastwood fender rolling tool was something like $250, so I bought a kids Louisville Slugger wood baseball bat for $15, grabbed my heat gun, and went to work. Ended up working very well, didn't crack the paint at all, and had enough of a roll to fit the wider tires when I had it slammed. The Eastwood tool is down to $120 now, and the knockoff is $60 at Amazon. If I were to do it now, I'd just spring for the $60 for the knockoff tool on Amazon.


Title: Re: Fender roller
Post by: Rich Grunenwald on March 28, 2016, 08:32:32 AM
Back when I wanted to roll the fenders on my Miata the Eastwood fender rolling tool was something like $250, so I bought a kids Louisville Slugger wood baseball bat for $15, grabbed my heat gun, and went to work. Ended up working very well, didn't crack the paint at all, and had enough of a roll to fit the wider tires when I had it slammed. The Eastwood tool is down to $120 now, and the knockoff is $60 at Amazon. If I were to do it now, I'd just spring for the $60 for the knockoff tool on Amazon.

The baseball bat was my method on the Civic.  But, I didn't give a rat's patoot about the paint so I didn't bother with the heat gun. 

There is beauty in those cheap cars.


Title: Re: Fender roller
Post by: landstuhltaylor on March 28, 2016, 08:58:41 AM
Yeah been there done that with VWs, was hoping for something a bit nicer on this car. I'll have to check out Amazon.


Title: Re: Fender roller
Post by: Simi on March 28, 2016, 09:19:39 AM
pretty sure Brian/Neva/Bruno do it at Auto Body Specialists


Title: Re: Fender roller
Post by: WrxRcr on March 29, 2016, 09:54:49 PM
I have a roller.  I know from experience though that a lowered s2000 is incapatable.


Title: Re: Fender roller
Post by: landstuhltaylor on March 30, 2016, 10:03:28 AM
Any idea if it will work on a 98-02 Camaro? Bolt pattern is 5x4.75. The car doesn't run right now so I was either hoping to borrow it or once it's back together bring it somewhere.


Title: Re: Fender roller
Post by: BirdBoy on September 05, 2017, 08:08:51 AM
I have a roller too.  I can bring it at the next OVR autocross event if you're interested.


Title: Re: Fender roller
Post by: landstuhltaylor on September 22, 2017, 07:59:23 AM
Cutoff wheel and a jack handle already took care of it, thanks though