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Re: how to flare fenders

>On Sat, 4 Dec 1999 18:09:32 -0500 (EST), Sachelle Babbar wrote:
>I'm very interested; does anyone have any picture on url so I can see the
>final results?

I hear my cue. I have seen a number of these and, without exception,
the results look cheesy. Factory appearance?  It looks more like you
got rear-ended. Be certain you understand your priorities beforehand.

>On Sat, 4 Dec 1999 OorQue@aol.com wrote:
>> >  Try a baseball bat, and a floor jack.  Really!
>> >  While the car is in the air, with the tire touching the
>> >  ground, roll the baseball bat between the wheelwell lip
>> >  and tire.  Lower the car and do it again, until your
>> >  courage gives out. As you can guess, a bit of
>> >  touch-and-go here  ;-0
>> I recommend finding a flat piece of ground and a helper or two so you can 
>> push the car back-and-forth ... this way, you can use the tires to help you 
>> "roll" the bat around the fender lip.  It also helps to heat the paint up 
>> first with a heat gun and remember to move the metal slowly ... if you're 
>> very, very careful, you should be able to flare the fenders *without* 
>> breaking the paint on either side of the fender.

The technique may be sound enough, and heaven knows I'm not above
changing the look of the car, but this will still look exactly like what it
is - you took a baseball bat to the car. 

DeWitt Harrison
Boulder, CO
88 5kcstq