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Old 10-28-2003, 17:12   #1 (permalink)
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Tyre rubbing on rear guard - advice please

Would love to get some advice on this:

Is there any way of rolling the rear wheel guard of an XB without destroying the paintwork?
My coupe is wearing 295's on the rear, and strangely only 1 of the rear guards has been rolled. HOWEVER the car has been recently painted, so I'm hoping there's a way of rolling the other one without respraying the panel.
(The tyre is rubbing on that side)

Any thoughts??
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Re: Tyre rubbing on rear guard - advice please

You can try this trick, get a scissor or hydrolic jack, and a lump of wood, then carefully, jack the guard out, take it further than you need to as it will spring back a bit, if done right it will not damage the paint and achieve what you want, but it can be done, I did it on my cortina without any problems, and fixed my issue of scrubbing.

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Re: Tyre rubbing on rear guard - advice please

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Thanks for the suggestion ......

Not sure I'm that brave but will have a look at it on the weekend and let you know how I go.
I'm assuming you are talking about applying pressure laterally - from the chassis rail to the inside of the the guard, not vertically to the flat section of the lip of the guard.

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Re: Tyre rubbing on rear guard - advice please

correct lateral pressure, aim is to make the distance between chassis rail and quarter panel bigger so as to allow more room, you just do it very slowly, and alow everything to stretch carefully, it should all hold together, otherwise you could reside to the fact of having to paint in the worst case, and just go for it :)

And dont forget to post your efforts I am sure there are a few people who might be interested to try it out as well.

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