Rolled Front Fender Lip | Hand Tool Method

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:54 pm
I wanted more tire clearance on my Porsche 911 and a rolled edge instead of a knife edge on my tires.

12mm additional clearance gained by trimming and rolling over the fender lip.

Here's the video if you are interested!
https://youtu.be/2p-EJJAGkuI

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:11 pm
Likelihood of damage and uneven lip? Extremely high.

Heat gun and baseball bat work much better if you don't have the proper tool.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:48 pm
NFT5 wrote:Likelihood of damage and uneven lip? Extremely high.

Heat gun and baseball bat work much better if you don't have the proper tool.


Not sure about that, as mine turned out very smooth. Basic hammer and Dolly skills help. For instance as long as you back up the metal with a dolly the lip is not going to be uneven.

The baseball bat method tends to move more than just the lip. I didn't want to change the exterior fender profile, just the lip.

Lots of ways to skin the cat, which is why I shared this one. Each guy will pick whatever method he is most comfortable with.



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:40 am
I like a few of your ideas, BUT I wish that you would take the time to ADD to the community here and share in the conversation of your work and ideas through Pics rather than Plugging your videos.

Your Fender flare video was a real let down by the way.
I thought I was in for a real treat on how to make real fender flares from scratch Instead It was lets Hack up my Quarters and weld on these I cut off a car in the Junk Yard.
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Doright wrote:I like a few of your ideas, BUT I wish that you would take the time to ADD to the community here and share in the conversation of your work and ideas through Pics rather than Plugging your videos.

Your Fender flare video was a real let down by the way.
I thought I was in for a real treat on how to make real fender flares from scratch Instead It was lets Hack up my Quarters and weld on these I cut off a car in the Junk Yard.


Sorry Dennis,
I have made several of the parts for this project and try to keep it as low budget as possible. Porsche did the exact same flare modification on their race cars back in the 70's in the exact same weld seam location. I don't see the value in re-creating a part that already exists.
I will post pics instead of videos, especially when I need to ask for help. My goal is to share information. I can assure you that no body showing bodywork on YouTube is getting rich.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:43 pm
tperazzo wrote: I have made several of the parts for this project and try to keep it as low budget as possible. Porsche did the exact same flare modification on their race cars back in the 70's in the exact same weld seam location. I don't see the value in re-creating a part that already exists.
I will post pics instead of videos, especially when I need to ask for help. My goal is to share information. I can assure you that no body showing bodywork on YouTube is getting rich.
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Hey Tom
Im sorry too :bighug:

I do respect and admire your work and I know you've custom made a Lot of the stuff on your car. I have followed along on a few of your videos Your a True craftsmen!

But the part about no value in recreating existing parts? your wrong there! :wink:
Take the flair for instance If you can make a Matched set for one car you can make a Matched set for ANY car!
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