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Old 11-14-2017, 12:53 PM
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Default Trimming/Rolling wheel wells

I am going to get new 15" LAT 70 wheels. I want to open up my wheel wells and run 195/205 tires or worst case 185/195. I am not going to do the work myself but want to guide the body shop to ensure things get done correctly as they are not experts on this cars so I have a few questions:

What is the preferred method, rolling the lips or cutting?
What is the best procedure? I understand that the front valence corners should be clipped and the upper arches have tack welds so there are some limitations.

Any help is appreciated.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:34 PM
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I ran 195/50/15 and 205/50/15 with no rub issues at all, these were Panasports so I am not sure if the offset is the same.
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Old 11-16-2017, 12:13 PM
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Default Rolling the lip

Going through the process now. It's PITA - luckily my car is on a rotisserie.

I marked the spot welds w/a sharpie, ground down the welds on the underside/inner fender well with a 1" dremmel tool then separated the inner/outer sheet metal with a chisel and putty knife. After the inner/out well were no long connected, I sliced off the inner portion that was previously spot welded to the outer, removing about a 1/2" wide strip. This will allow the outer to be rolled tighter over the inner. What fun!
Next step - using a hydraulic ram I moved the inner well closer to the outer well while insuring I wasn't distorting the outside of the fender. Closing this gap prior to rolling over the lip will allow more room once it's finalized.
Using a rubber mallet as a dolly and an a ball peen hammer, you slowly bend the outer lip back over the inner...
Make sense? I can try to post pictures but will need to take some...
I have one, can post others later if folks are interested...
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:38 AM
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Old 11-19-2017, 10:32 PM
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Default Rolling the lip- continued

I took several more pictures -
1) shows the inner/outer separated
2) Ram pushing over inner closer to outer + some of lip pounded over. Hold a rubber mallet tight on the outside to act as a dolly and a ball peen to hammer on the lip - slowly...

Fronts are easy compared with Rear, no inner sheetmetal to worry about - pound away...
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