Fender rolling

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Fender rolling

Postby SM2k » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:33 pm

:help:
Anyone know someone in the area that is a quality fender manipulator?

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Postby Jan Gerber » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:53 pm

I have a 5 pound sledge if that helps!! :gavel:
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Postby dfink » Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:45 pm

seems to me that Mark Jorgensen mentioned having a fender roller. I could be wrong. I do have a ball bat that already has red on it if that helps.
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Postby 04rex » Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:31 pm

Did you get those 15 or 16x12's? :o
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Postby SM2k » Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:50 am

"I do have a ball bat that already has red on it if that helps"

Dave, is that red from the Porsche or have you been sneaking up on deer with it?

I'm too technically impaired to try this myself. :doh: I was hoping someone on the forum knew of a shop that did this kind of thing. I think Slink had someone do his. I'll PM him, I hope he still visits this forum.

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Postby dfink » Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:09 am

SM2k wrote:"I do have a ball bat that already has red on it if that helps"

Dave, is that red from the Porsche or have you been sneaking up on deer with it?

I'm too technically impaired to try this myself. :doh: I was hoping someone on the forum knew of a shop that did this kind of thing. I think Slink had someone do his. I'll PM him, I hope he still visits this forum.

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The deer thing is an idea but why sneek up when they are perfectly happy to just run in front of you.
Rolling the fenders is really not very hard depending on how tight you want them. I tried a few techniques and left mine in a slight U so they would drain. The best is probably with a true roller but the bat seems to work to them started then it actually worked better to just back the fender lip and hammer them. I know it sounds bad but work pretty well.
Were you able to get ahold of Mark.
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Postby dfink » Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:21 am

Jan Gerber wrote:I have a 5 pound sledge if that helps!! :gavel:

Would work great to back the fender with.
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Postby John » Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:55 pm

Sue,
I had all four of my fenders rolled at AutoKraft here in Lincoln. He is right across from pfizer on Cornhusker. He specializes in mustang restoration but is an excellent body man and a former auto crosser and open tracker. Stop in and check it out, I'm sure he would be able to take care of you.
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Postby SM2k » Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:16 pm

John;

Great! Bob and I have talked with him before. We have a Fairlane project he will likely be doing for us in the future. I have seen his work, he's quite good. Thanks for the info I will give him a call.

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Postby omahasubaru » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:41 pm

Sue... I have a buddy in Omaha who is likely to accomidate your needs. Russ @ russgarage.com I'd trust him whole heartedly. He has a really good fender rolling tool.

The only other place I'll let touch the body of any of my cars is Chad @ Custom Image Motorsports near bob boozer dr.

Good luck!
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Postby SM2k » Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:20 am

Thanks Jon,

I have already contacted Autokraft. They are going to take a look at it on Wednesday. Glad to have alternatives just in case.

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Postby Jan Gerber » Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:13 am

So I don't need to bring my sledgehammer to MAM for you tomorrow?
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Postby SM2k » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:48 am

:yippee:
Took the car to Sublime Speed in Omaha. They did a very nice job of rolling the fenders. The price was reasonable as well. I highly recommend them for those of you needing this done.

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Postby omahasubaru » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:49 pm

no paint damage at all from the rolling?
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Postby SM2k » Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:13 pm

There is one tiny dimple on the driver rear verticle lip that a PDR guy should be able to fix (if I decide it bugs me). Other than that they look great. :D

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