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Old 09-04-2005, 11:16 AM
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Removing dents in headers?

Is there anyway to remove dents in the primary tubes of headers? I'd rather not cut the chunk out and reweld. Is there any other way?

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You might be able to pop it out with a morgan knocker. But you'll still have to weld up the hole. Whats wrong with cutting and pasting?
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My welder broke . Can I cant afford a new one yet. I'll check otu these knockers, thanks.
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Old 09-04-2005, 12:04 PM
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Might have to heat the area around the dent if they are the thich wall headers...? Have done this before with a reg slide hammer type puller and just rewelded the holes with the torch too... (grinder can dress them back up)

If they are ceramic coated headers then you have to buff off a small area to weld up the hole... Also have to use something to touch them up...
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Might have to heat the area around the dent if they are the thich wall headers...? Have done this before with a reg slide hammer type puller and just rewelded the holes with the torch too... (grinder can dress them back up)

If they are ceramic coated headers then you have to buff off a small area to weld up the hole... Also have to use something to touch them up...
Don't drill holes you will have a mess...., use the body dent puller that welds a "nail" on the metal, work from the outside in, heat around the dent gently, pull the dent out, and grind off the nail, just like body work...
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Try going to a fix-a-dent place if there is one in your area. They have all the tools to get in tight places. Info here; http://www.pdqtools.com/?src=overture. Maybe they can help!
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xntrik... Yes a better idea but he`s trying to do this cheap...

84Z... You can get what xntrik was talking about but the cost may be more than you want unless you can use the tool in the future... (my moto is never sell a tool...)
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do like they do to tpi runners. get a like a ball bearing that just fits inside the hole and get something to push it through. it'll pop that little dent right out

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do like they do to tpi runners. get a like a ball bearing that just fits inside the hole and get something to push it through. it'll pop that little dent right out

J

Good Idea.... but what if it gets stuck and you cant push it back from the other side......
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xntrik... Yes a better idea but he`s trying to do this cheap...

84Z... You can get what xntrik was talking about but the cost may be more than you want unless you can use the tool in the future... (my moto is never sell a tool...)
find somebody to help that has a stinger tool.......
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do like they do to tpi runners. get a like a ball bearing that just fits inside the hole and get something to push it through. it'll pop that little dent right out

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that would have to be a mighty big ball bearing
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If I do get a stud welder and use the puller, do you think I can pull the dent out? Even if the header is heated it's still pretty thick metal...
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ya, soften it with heat and hope for the best.
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If I do get a stud welder and use the puller, do you think I can pull the dent out? Even if the header is heated it's still pretty thick metal...

Yep, been there, done that. Just remember, work from the outside toward the center in circles, just like doing a body dent.

Find somebody with a nail welder/puller, and buy a bag of "nails" and have him help ya.
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I wanna know where you found headers that don't need to be dented in order to fit right!

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