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coolmgcma
Mark Cooley

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12/10/2010 04:44PM

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fender bead
Posted by: coolmgcma
Date: November 02, 2012 02:28PM

MGBGT front fender, does anyone have a method to bend the steel fender bead without kinking it, not had much success yet. Thanks Mark


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3046 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: fender bead
Posted by: roverman
Date: November 02, 2012 03:49PM

Mark, This might be known as "fender rolling" ? I believe they use progressively larger rollers(sticks), between the desired wheel tire combo, and the fender lip.By rolling it through, with gradual size increase, kinking is prevented. FWIW. roverman.


tr6turbo
Dale Knapke
Sidney, Ohio
(169 posts)

Registered:
08/24/2008 09:44PM

Main British Car:
1972 Triumph TR6 Ford 2300, 4 Cyl Turbo

Re: fender bead
Posted by: tr6turbo
Date: November 02, 2012 05:07PM

I wedged a baseball bat between the tire and the fender lip and slowly worked it over. This was on a TR6. It doesn't do anything good for the bat.


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1266 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: fender bead
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: November 02, 2012 09:24PM

The Eastwood company makes a pretty slick fender bead roller.
It bolts on the wheel hub and extends out to the fender with a urethane roller.
It's not that expensive to buy and several places even rent them out.


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4475 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: fender bead
Posted by: Moderator
Date: November 03, 2012 02:38AM

How much clearance do you need to add? If it's not a lot, a side grinder might do the trick.


triumphtr2
tim body
St thomas ont Canada
(87 posts)

Registered:
08/18/2010 10:21PM

Main British Car:
1954 TR2 serial # TS 110 L triumph 2 litre

Re: fender bead
Posted by: triumphtr2
Date: November 03, 2012 09:05PM

Hey Fred. Hope you are completely recovered form your plywood mishap.Are you following the Fi finaley? too bad Alonso got knocked out twice by twits so recently, he could be in a much better position. Tim


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