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Rolling the arches

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kaw

1,002 posts

81 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Gary H 2008 said:
All done. No paint cracking or ripples. Managed almost 26mm which should just be enough. Need to find a tyre with a sloping sidewall

falken 452 have a sloping side wall as they also come under size by about 10 mm so if you want 285 buy 295

n2hsv

279 posts

127 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Gary H 2008 said:
All done. No paint cracking or ripples. Managed almost 26mm which should just be enough. Need to find a tyre with a sloping sidewall


Unconfused now. Glad you got a good result.

gsd2000

11,423 posts

80 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Did you have them rolled flat and any cracks or creases?

Gary H 2008

3,491 posts

86 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Which bit of " No paint cracking or ripples" was hard to understand G?

Will post a pic later

gsd2000

11,423 posts

80 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Gary H 2008 said:
Which bit of " No paint cracking or ripples" was hard to understand G? biggrin

Will post a pic later smile
Lol I should learn to read

Are the r8 arches tripple skinned like the monaros

Gary H 2008

3,491 posts

86 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Double skinned over the top of the arch where it was bent back as far as he could.
Whilst the arch liners were out, I took the opportunity to Gravi-Guard all the metal (which was in excellent shape regardless)

gsd2000

11,423 posts

80 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Did you have them rolled fully flat?

SturdyHSV

4,780 posts

64 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Just read about that arch roller in a copy of popular hot rodding, looks like it does the job. Can't wait to see pics, would it work on a Ro, or still not viable?

ARAF

19,397 posts

120 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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SturdyHSV said:
Just read about that arch roller in a copy of popular hot rodding, looks like it does the job. Can't wait to see pics, would it work on a Ro, or still not viable?
Using a roller has always been possible - I lokked at it 3 years ago, so it's nothing new.

Your problem with the Monaro, is that you've got all of this under the skin to move when rolling.


gsd2000

11,423 posts

80 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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monaros have a section where they are triple skinned

Behold81

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2,639 posts

66 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Why do GM love triple skinned rear arches????

Gary H 2008

3,491 posts

86 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Paranoid?

No Idea James - Will have to wait for pics tomorrow. If you look at the arches side or from the front, you can't tell that anything's up. From behind you'd have to know the car as there is a marked flare which isn't (of course) carried through into the bumper, but like I said, you'd need to know the curves of the car.

At the top of the arch, say from 10 O'clock to 2 O'clock, the lip (which was double skinned) has been folded back almost onto itself, the wheel arch liner cut to fit and re-sealed.

gsd2000

11,423 posts

80 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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you just need some 305 rear tyres to fill the space

Gary H 2008

3,491 posts

86 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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In theory, I've got the space to put 295's on with no problem. However, the reason for doing it is that I'm going to be running a 10 x 20 with a lower offset...