Slide hammer dent pullers - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-06-2010, 10:15 AM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 36
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Slide hammer dent pullers

Are the drill a hole ,put in a screw dent pullers necessarily a bad way to pull dents? Assuming that the hole will be welded shut afterward?

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-06-2010, 11:25 AM
poncho62's Avatar
Out of the Loop Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 16,891
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 20
Thanked 257 Times in 210 Posts
These days, slide hammers are used with welded on studs that the puller attaches to.....then, the studs are ground off.....no holes
__________________
Ontario Rodders

Budget RVs
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-06-2010, 11:39 AM
shine's Avatar
SPI Thug
 

Last journal entry: some progress
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: bluff dale texas
Posts: 2,711
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 205 Times in 164 Posts
about the most worthless tool ever made. like a screw is really going to hold . this is what some moron did to my truck. to stupid to reach around the corner and bump it out.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	cab corner.jpg
Views:	714
Size:	44.1 KB
ID:	49668  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-06-2010, 11:57 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 134
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by shine
about the most worthless tool ever made. like a screw is really going to hold . this is what some moron did to my truck. to stupid to reach around the corner and bump it out.

LOL he got screw happy
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-06-2010, 11:59 AM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Cayce, SC
Posts: 31
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
LOL. Take him to Nancy Grace new court show... He basically destroyed it. Seems like after the first hole he would've said, "This Ain't Gonna Work".
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-06-2010, 01:30 PM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 13,169
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,317
Thanked 1,156 Times in 1,022 Posts
As everyone has said, that screw slide hammer was the WORSE hack tool ever made. And back years ago, sadly it was "the tool", I used it plenty! When I think of how I used one I want to climb under a rock, that a piece of crap that tool is!

I used an awl to punch it, not drill the hole which turns into a little "volcano" when pulled, punching the hole at least didn't do that!

What is really sad is how many holes got drilled in metal when there was access behind the dent to push it out if they had simply removed a piece of interior trim!

Here is how it is done today, which can STILL be hack if used incorrectly of course.



You weld a stud to the surface of the metal.

Here is a pretty neat little overview on the use of the tool.

http://www.bodyshopzone.com/archives...ud_welder.html

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 11-06-2010, 02:15 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 134
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR
As everyone has said, that screw slide hammer was the WORSE hack tool ever made. And back years ago, sadly it was "the tool", I used it plenty! When I think of how I used one I want to climb under a rock, that a piece of crap that tool is!

I used an awl to punch it, not drill the hole which turns into a little "volcano" when pulled, punching the hole at least didn't do that!

What is really sad is how many holes got drilled in metal when there was access behind the dent to push it out if they had simply removed a piece of interior trim!

Here is how it is done today, which can STILL be hack if used incorrectly of course.



You weld a stud to the surface of the metal.

Here is a pretty neat little overview on the use of the tool.

http://www.bodyshopzone.com/archives...ud_welder.html

Brian

i too am guilty of drilling and jerking many years ago,we got a stud gun 15 or so years ago and never looked back,well except when things catch fire

drilling and jerking doesn't sound good,lol!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 11-06-2010, 04:37 PM
milo's Avatar
point on positive
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: milogarage Calif.
Age: 58
Posts: 1,669
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
If you have a mig welder sometimes you can tack a nail or a pull tab and pull with a pair of vise grips...While they are hot hold rag soaked in cold water to help put some shrink in there as you go..
One dent one car one time yeah a hole with a sheet metal screw and a pair of vise grips is a way..
depends on how many dents your gonna work to justify the cost of a stud welder,,if you have more bodywork in your future
then stud welders can do some magical things..





dents in side of surburan
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 11-07-2010, 07:50 AM
crashtech's Avatar
Technician
 
Last wiki edit: Epoxy primer
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Idaho
Posts: 701
Wiki Edits: 17

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
They used to say that the holes gave the Bondo more grip.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 11-07-2010, 08:53 AM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 13,169
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,317
Thanked 1,156 Times in 1,022 Posts
LOLOL, I remember that! Yep, and we believed it!

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 11-07-2010, 05:37 PM
scrot's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: In front computer
Posts: 449
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by crashtech
They used to say that the holes gave the Bondo more grip.
...and the Bondo worm was invented.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 11-07-2010, 09:10 PM
mitmaks's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Grille
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Washington
Age: 31
Posts: 1,599
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 4
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
that's what happened to my Charger years ago when some idiot owned it before me
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	lotsObondo.JPG
Views:	407
Size:	93.2 KB
ID:	49772  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 11-08-2010, 09:45 AM
66SSImp454's Avatar
Justin
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Denver CO
Posts: 69
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Question on the stud welder. Is there any concern of overheating the metal and warping it?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 11-08-2010, 10:22 AM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 13,169
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,317
Thanked 1,156 Times in 1,022 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 66SSImp454
Question on the stud welder. Is there any concern of overheating the metal and warping it?
The metal is already pretty bent up, so a little "warp" isn't going to matter much. But honestly, I don't believe in "burning" the stud in like a lot of guys. I was taught by someone to BARELY tap the button so that the stud is barely held on. Once you do your pull the stud should be able to be simply pushed sideways and fall on the floor. Using it that way, you are applying VERY little heat. I have literally metal finished small dings after pulling them out with the stud welder.

There is a shrinking tip for the stud welder. I have one, don't like it a bit. The spring in the head is so strong that when you push on the metal and hit the button the heated metal stretches with the tip pushing in a big dent! But it does "shrink" if you heat it up and cool with air or water.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 11-08-2010, 01:43 PM
jcclark's Avatar
The Penny Pincher
 

Last journal entry: Hanging Bumpers
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Louisville, Ky. U.S.A.
Age: 61
Posts: 1,876
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 4
Thanked 19 Times in 16 Posts
A pair of Vise-grips welded to the fitting on the end of a
regular slide hammer works much better than the pullers that
comes with most stud guns.
You don't have to push it to release it, and can go back and forth
over your studs much quicker.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slide Hammer - Which one? AustinPhoenix Body - Exterior 2 02-12-2009 12:59 PM
Needed a slide hammer pepi Garage - Tools 4 10-27-2007 10:25 AM
Dent Repair Randy Ferguson Body - Exterior 25 11-26-2005 09:00 PM
Hammer and Dolly tool review MARTINSR Body - Exterior 12 10-20-2005 05:33 AM
my doors got stretched nomad57ry Body - Exterior 17 12-02-2004 06:51 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.