<VV> Rolling fender lips
thesuperscribe at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 26 10:09:00 EDT 2013
The same tire rubbing occurred on our '64 Monza after I had aftermarket wheels and tires installed. They were (are) 15-inchers with low-profile tires (vs. the stock 13s) a bit wider than stock.
When my wife was aboard and I turned into a driveway with a steep apron, the right-side tire rubbed against the fender lip. It didn't happen when I was alone and the suspension springs weren't quite as compressed.
The wheel shop solved it by crimping the inside of the lip on each side; don't know what they used, but it might've been a pliers or a Visegrips. The crimping is not visible unless I peer inside the fender or rub my fingers around the inside of a lip.
--Tom in Ohio
'64 Monza convertible, '61 Rampside
From: Clark Hartzel <chartzel at comcast.net>
To: Virtual Vairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:47 PM
Subject: <VV> Rolling fender lips
Pretend you are a Nascar pit crew and just use an aluminum baseball bat with
the tire and wheel in place. Why buy a $200 tool.
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