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Old 03-16-2006, 06:24 AM
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Free Videos for working out dints??

I'm working on a 66 Chev truck and I bought a body hammer kit. I was wondering if there was a free video out there just to brush up on how to use them? Since the truck is fairly old she has a fair amount of dints in her. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!!

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Old 03-16-2006, 08:29 AM
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Nothing "free" that is for sure that I know of. But there are pages and pages of stuff on the net, do some searches for it and you will come up with a ton. None will say "this is how you use a hammer and dolly" but there are plenty that cover different aspects of use.

Eastwood has an old book called "Metal bumping" or something like that, it is the bible of hammer and dolly work.

Clickhere for something I have writen on the subject of use of the hammer and dolly.

A sample of what you will find there...

The brow or crown is a U, C, L or even I shaped high spot. In the center of that curved high spot is a low spot, sort of like a “pocket” in the brow. Just one or two of these will make a panel, especially a large panel look like a cotton sheet! What you have to do is to push up on that low spot while tapping down on the brow. When I say “tap” I mean TAP. Just the weight of the hammer bouncing off the brow will do it sometimes. Use a large VERY flat body hammer or a flat body spoon for this repair. If you are careful you can repair these brows with little to no plastic filler. Just take you time and keep checking the area with a block with sand paper or a vexon file if you have one for low and high spots.

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In addition to Brian's great stuff, here is an article I wrote with some links to two other articles:

http://metalshapers.org/101/jkelly/index.html

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All I got to say is good luck bud! I finished a 66 about a year ago. There is soooooooooo much sheetmetal to work on. I think it will be a great experience for you. Pin those ears back and dive in!!!
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Thanks guys!!

Nice truck Ole South, I was looking at your pics. Thanks Brian and John I did read a bit of those articles and I will read it all tonight. I didn't figure to find a free video but it sure would of been nice. Thanks again!!
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