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landstuhltaylor
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« 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.
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« Reply #1 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.
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« Reply #2 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.
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landstuhltaylor
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« Reply #3 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.
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2016, 09:19:39 AM »

pretty sure Brian/Neva/Bruno do it at Auto Body Specialists
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2016, 09:54:49 PM »

I have a roller.  I know from experience though that a lowered s2000 is incapatable.
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landstuhltaylor
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« Reply #6 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.
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scottwilliams
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2017, 03:08:47 PM »

I have a roller
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« Reply #8 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.
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2017, 07:59:23 AM »

Cutoff wheel and a jack handle already took care of it, thanks though
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