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#1 Dman

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 08:39 PM

2006 Dodge 3500
Repaired by Dman
Charge-$100.00 (Wholesaler)
Time to repair 1 hour

This is a truck sent to me by a wholesaler. It didn't have to be
perfect, he didn't want to spend much money on it.






As you can see it has a pretty sharp crown at the curve on the
fender. That needs to come out as much as possible first.






I started off by glueing a tab in the middle of the low close to the crown
and started working on the crown as soon as I had pressure on the tab.






As you can see, the tab is glued directly in the bottom of the low.





After working on the crown, it wasn't doing much so I added a couple more bungee
cords to it to put more pressure on it. I then started working on the crown some more.






The extra pressure helped a lot. If you look close, the bottom has moved towards the
front a little. That means it is started to come a little. I took the tab off and reglued
it in the correct spot. I have about 10 to 12 minutes in it by now.






This is a picture of the dent after I removed the tab.
It doesn't look like much but it has shrunken a little.
What I am mainly concerned with is that it is starting to move a little.






After about 15 more minutes of crown work, it finally popped.
When it did, my tab came flying off. The lower part of the dent is gone, all
that is left is a little more crown work to try to soften the body line
and pushing up the bad area around where the tab was.
There is no more need to put pressure on it after it popped.






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#2 tintapper

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 04:17 AM

Nice job.

#3 Marty

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:30 AM

Geez Ricky I thought you could only do dime size and smaller stuff?  :D Looks great dude, for that price that wholesaler should've at least bought you lunch also!


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 06:56 PM

Nice job Rick , crazy that  10  to  15 years ago ( lot less time for some LOL ) most woulda passed on that kinda dent ! SHAME though you couldnt have gotten more money , Knowledge like that should pay more .





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