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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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15x7's on front??

On the '66 I'm getting the guy has 15x7's Magnums wrapped in Cooper Cobras all the way around. Well the tend to rub on the front. What is an easy solution for this?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 08:56 PM
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Either get smaller tires or roll the fenders. I had the same problem on my 65.
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Curious ... What size are the tires?
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Tires are 215/70x15. And what's the best way to roll the front fenders?

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Well what's the back space on them?

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Well what's the back space on them?
Backspace is 4.25" and 6mm offset.

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Have you thought about changing the tire size? If you go to a 60's series tire somewhere around a 24.5" - 25" overall diameter they would clear and you wouldnt have to roll the fenders.

I have read articles where they use a baseball bat between the tire and fender and just move the car slowly and allow the bat to ride along with the tire. Never tried it so i cant tell you if it is a good way to do it.
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I watched several different YouTube videos on various ways to do it. There are tools for rolling fenders, but are somewhat costly. Using a round bar such as a jack handle, BB bat, or stiff pipe seems to work fine while rolling the inner fender lip. The trick is to heat the paint with a heat gun to keep it from cracking. The tires & wheels are brand new, just got them from CJP and were recently put them on. Hate to have to swap tires, will see tho.

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I've done the bat method but for sure heat the paint a little or it will crack/chip the paint.

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I think you have the same size tire as I do. Mine are an BFG Radial T/A but that does not really matter. I have not rolled anything and do not have any issues. But I don't know my backspacing...

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