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Old 08-29-2007, 08:55 PM
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Hi .I have a couple of Scrap Fenders Im working on. They were freebies so I wanted them for practice.

This one had a dent right on the Body Line. On the lower rear part.

My question is if you can see it is how do I reshape the body line.

If you can see it the fender is really bad. That may be the reason it was junked.

The reason I am doing this is to learn.I figured it.s best to get old panels from Body Shops.


Any help would Be Apriceated and I hope the pic's are good enough to show what Im dealing with. Thanks.........Randy
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Are there any access holes to reach the dent from the backside or does the bracing completely cover the dent? Putting outward pressure from the backside and using a slapping spoon and hammer would be your best route IMO if there's access. If no access you'll need to use a stud welder or weld tabs on and pull it out, or section out some of the inner structure then fix the dent and weld it back together. If these were keepers you'd be best off cutting out the rusted areas then replace with a patch.
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Yes I have access to the inside.It's just past the Bracing.

There not keepers but I guess they could be.and welding the patches like you suggested is not out of the question.


as I stated there for pracice so I need to learn to weld also. I also have a decklid,Hood,and a tailgate to play with.

A newbie if he knows someone with a Bodyshop can get a wealth of these parts.maybe even repair them and take them to a Swap meet.
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:38 PM
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I am no help with your question, but that is a sweet stand you have it mounted on.
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As Bob pointed out, if you have access to the back side, that is the way to go. You want to push out with a dollie and hit it with a slapper type of tool. The idea is to bridge the dent, so you are hitting the high spots, not the low. You do not want to be striking the metal where the dollie is against it, as that will stretch it. The pressure from behind, and slapping it from outside, will bring the low spot out.

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