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Old 06-11-2009, 01:04 AM   #1
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Default fender rolling help - Eastwood tool

I am trying to get my fenders rolled and have the Eastwood fender rolling tool. This should be a simple task with the tool, but it doesn't seem to work on our cars because of the offset. The offset pin holes do not allow for the roller head to be completely behind the fender. The only way I can do it is to pull out the offset pin and manually put pressure against the fender by pulling on the whole arm while rolling it back and forth. This kinda worked on the fronts, but I've gotten nowhere on the back where it will be more crutial. Enough people seem to have used this tool, but I can't find ANYTHING about this issue in searching.

Also, to roll flat but not pull the fender, is there any particular technique? I found on the front that while getting the roll, I actually pulled them a little. I'm going to need that so it's not a big deal, but how do you do it to keep the outside fender maintain its shape?

Let me just say that the "instructions" provided with the tool are crap. It doesn't even have a diagram of what the parts are, but the video on youtube at least has things like the above mentioned "offset pin" labeled:

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Old 06-11-2009, 02:17 AM   #2
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dont know what to tell ya man.. It really isnt rocket science.. I have done over 10 wrx/sti's for aggressive fitment, and have had no issues.. Only thing you want to watch out for is bending the lip the wrong direction when starting out.. Make a Starting indentation, use lots of heat, and start to roll.. When the fender lip is rolled all the way, then you start to "pull" the fender with this tool.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:18 AM   #3
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rolled my car just fine with the eastwood roller... there are a few ways to set it up with the pin, etc. I thought it wouldn't work with my cressida b/c of the really short suspension travel (slammed on coilovers), but i just moved the pin and it was fine.

If you're getting a "pull" effect instead of a roll, you need to go slower. Work a more horizontal angle, the slowly move the wheel vertical. You shouldn't need to use much force at all pushing the wheel back and forth. The more force you use, the more likely you are to warp the fender.
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:24 PM   #4
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Say it again "Whhheel lock". Now say Cool Whip... now just whip... now Wheel Lock...
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Handy vid! Thanks!
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