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Old 09-23-2009, 12:39 AM
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Hammer and dolly set?????

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I am a positiv enthusiast that want´s to make my own body work, I am very stuborn and want´s to learn how to straighten the sheet metal on my F100 truck on my own. At the moment I am looking for a Hammer and dolly set. Here in Sweden the selection of available hammer and dolly set is poor, I have been looking on two different set at two different warehouse and, though I dont know more than I have been reading on the internet and different magasines. I found the hammers in these set to be grinded in all possible and almost impossible ways (I think it is poor quality). The cost for these two set was $36 vs $53. Does anyone have a tip on where I can find a good set of hammer and dollies, I dont want this cheap stuff, it will probably ruin my soon to come experience in the garage. I am not affraid of ordering stuff from abroad.

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IMHO, Martin Body work Tools are the best-

http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/mart...ies-c-980.aspx

http://www.martinsprocket.com/homeX.htm
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As you progress you will find yourself making some of your own tools for sheet metal..i woudl suggest going over to metalmeet.com and learning from the pros about sheet metal..

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I agree with 35window, Martin makes good body hammers.
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Thanks guys

Now I have some real stuff to get starting with.

Thanks again

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I agree Martin is the best! Also use pieces of old Railroad rail to make your own. Super high quality steel and heavy.
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A Volkswagon Bug jack can be used for a porta power. water pipe will slip over the end for longer length. . a screw on flange with a shaped piece of wood to match the contour. a lot of usa cars from 60's thru 80's used 1/4 inch spring steel torsion springs for deck lids , they are 3 to 4 ft long . you can cut them in half then round off, contour , or point the end and and bend one end to a J shape with the L on the other end You use them to get into places you can't reach with a hammer. either pry or twist to raise dented areas. a flat carpenters wonder bar nail puller also works to spoon hard to reach areas.
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A Volkswagon Bug jack can be used for a porta power. water pipe will slip over the end for longer length. . a screw on flange with a shaped piece of wood to match the contour. a lot of usa cars from 60's thru 80's used 1/4 inch spring steel torsion springs for deck lids , they are 3 to 4 ft long . you can cut them in half then round off, contour , or point the end and and bend one end to a J shape with the L on the other end You use them to get into places you can't reach with a hammer. either pry or twist to raise dented areas. a flat carpenters wonder bar nail puller also works to spoon hard to reach areas.
that is the hotrod spirit to make your own and innovate your own stuff..

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