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More Wiggle Room Up Front - A Dumb Idea, For Sure.


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Was at a track the other day and my left front tire was not comfortable. Some cuts and bruises.

 

While doing my best to save the day using the handle for the jack (I know, but it needed some paint anyhow) I was looking at the scews holding the front fenders on top.

What if I loosen a few of them and add some washers? 

Will the fender come out just a bit? Will I get nasty wrinkles in the steel at the top 90 degree bend of the fender? Will it do no good at all except getting the fender a bit closer to the edge of the hood?

 

I´m just after a few millimeters.. At least when the edge is neatly rolled with the fender roller.

Ola Gustafson
Sweden
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1975 Taiga Euro 2002 3685483 - Weber 38/38 DGMS - Pertronix Ignitor - H&R Cup Kit - TEP headers and Simons 2" sport exhaust - 3.91 LSD.

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Well, I was thinking of doing both. But that the spacing would spare some violence. Tried pulling before, but noticed nasty tendencies to make ugly kind of dents from the edges of the wheel on the roller and got scared. I´ll give it another go.

Did you start pulling at the top, near the hood, moving down or the other way around?

Ola Gustafson
Sweden
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1975 Taiga Euro 2002 3685483 - Weber 38/38 DGMS - Pertronix Ignitor - H&R Cup Kit - TEP headers and Simons 2" sport exhaust - 3.91 LSD.

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My only concern with even testing the theory would be that you may pop the solder joint,or at least the paint on it.  Otherwise, I think its worth investigating, if not to dis-spell any lingering question in your mind.  Post your findings if you try it!  a solution can be devised for the gap.  I have a touch of a rubbing issue on the front as well, and this is interesting!

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My only concern with even testing the theory would be that you may pop the solder joint,or at least the paint on it.  Otherwise, I think its worth investigating, if not to dis-spell any lingering question in your mind.  Post your findings if you try it!  a solution can be devised for the gap.  I have a touch of a rubbing issue on the front as well, and this is interesting!

 

As they say, It´s hard to get rid of an idea. One wonders..

 

My thought was to leave at least the most front and rear screw as they are, so that I would not mess with the ends to much but just maybe just get a 1/4" or so. Anything helps. We´ll see, I´ll try rolling it again as well and there´s a lot on the to do list.

 

If I try it, I´ll let you know how it goes.

Ola Gustafson
Sweden
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1975 Taiga Euro 2002 3685483 - Weber 38/38 DGMS - Pertronix Ignitor - H&R Cup Kit - TEP headers and Simons 2" sport exhaust - 3.91 LSD.

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Well, I was thinking of doing both. But that the spacing would spare some violence. Tried pulling before, but noticed nasty tendencies to make ugly kind of dents from the edges of the wheel on the roller and got scared. I´ll give it another go.

Did you start pulling at the top, near the hood, moving down or the other way around?

no violence involved.  in fact no pulling involved. just continuous use of heat gun and real fender roller on the edge of wheel well.  mine is out pretty far, probably an inch over stock.  no paint cracks, no creases in metal.  takes patience and time.

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