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heavyworkman 12-20-2008 09:05 PM

Dents
 
I Just bought a 97' F150 from a friend for very little money. It appears that she hit a telephone pole or tree. THe dents are in the the door to the back seat and the the side of the bed. The door is in rough shape but the bed looks farely fixable without many creases. I searched for tips on dent removal on google but it wasnt sucessfull. (using Dry ice and heat, and airduster and heat). I want to avoid the body shop because of the expense. Its a farely large indent and the paint isnt chiped. Any tips or tools to keep me out of the shop would be good

brokenknee 12-21-2008 07:43 PM

Not a body man, but once pulled out a large dent on my door with a toilet plunger.

jayharold 01-01-2009 06:56 AM

You can go to a automotive and buy a dent puller. You will also need bondo, sander, grinder, primer.

4just1don 01-01-2009 11:22 AM

for a big gentle dent,,,if you can get behind you can pop it back out with your hand or a tool,,,but be careful not to ding it from the back,,,a big wide 2 X 4 , end grain or flat wise works good,,,sometimes an edge still isnt perfect,,,but 80 % better. My pickup needs a couple done too,,,but taking the door panels off is such a pain,,but quite doable!!(probably NOT in the snowbank its in now tho). They get to THATage and it for sure isnt worth a total body shop 100% fix,,,but you can take pretty big dents out with a hammer and make things work MUCH better. Same way with adjusting doors with a 2X4

jayharold 01-01-2009 05:25 PM

I know that trick with the 2/4 for the hinges I did body work for 8 years.


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