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Old 08-26-08, 06:33PM   #1
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Question Rolling Rear Fender Lips

What is the best/easiest way to roll the rear fender lips, without damaging the fender and without having to take it to a professional body shop?

The car is a '72 Ventura. I just need about an inch more clearance and would prefer to NOT have to cut the lips.

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You can do it with a baseball bat. You need 2 people, one to drive the car and one to roll the bat. You have to drive slow. I wouldn't do it if you care about the car a lot. Once you do it, it's hard to fix if you want it back to stock.
Never heard of it done that way before, sounds easy enough though.
I am sure either would work, but, which is best, aluminum or wood? I have a garage full of both.

It will never be returned to stock, not while I own it anyhow. I sold a 'CHERRY' '69 Bird for the sole purpose of building a street terror. I just couldn't bring myself to molest the Bird. Although this little Ventura isn't a show car, it is completely rust free and has about 75K actual miles. Great platform for starts.

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You need to cut slits about 2" apart in the inner lip and then you can plastic hammer it up into a rolled under lip. Don't know about an 1" but will take the straight lip out.
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You need to cut slits about 2" apart in the inner lip and then you can plastic hammer it up into a rolled under lip. Don't know about an 1" but will take the straight lip out.
Sounds like you have had experience in this area Dude.

How 'deep' do the slits need to be cut? I would assume about 1/8" from from the outside edge of the lip?

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