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*UPDATE: SO FAR I PAINTED IT THE FACTORY COLOR. DECIDING TO CLEAR COAT MYSELF OR A SHOP DO IT????.*

So when I bought my truck not long ago I had to deal with the previous owners trailer back up problem. So my question is...How do I get the son of a gun knocked out. I was tempted to use a big effing hammer but honestly this is my first good body work of this nature. I'd like to put new flares on but this huge thing kind of inhibits that. Doesn't have to be perfectly flat and flush, but would like it to look like there isn't a big dent from afar. I don't want to bring it to a body shop cause this is how you learn to do things yourself. Awesome site by the way. i have been on here none stop. I'm addicted so far.

 

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Im not an expert ,but it looks like there was some damage that has already been fixed. Looks like a lot of bondo in there now. I would order new bed skin and fix it my self, then take to body shop get them to respray that fender for like 1/3 of the money...
 

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no bondo actually. I looked on the back side of the metal and saw no damage that would indicate previous work. It's really the only thing that bothers me about the truck.
 

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So what are we looking at here a the big hammer? I have seen some videos of dents being pulled out but not to this size.
 

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350factor, where are you located, i know a guy right outside of Richmond, VA that does mobile dent removal for a living. If you're close i can give you his number. Best I've ever seen, he does it and alot of the time you can't even see where it was.
 

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350factor, where are you located, i know a guy right outside of Richmond, VA that does mobile dent removal for a living. If you're close i can give you his number. Best I've ever seen, he does it and alot of the time you can't even see where it was.
Argh! I just moved from Chesapeake, VA. (Really , like not very long ago) About couple hours south of Richmond. I'm in Augusta, GA now. I really appreciate the offer too.
 

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You could posibly rent a stud welder and a slid hammer and get 95 % of it out .Then all you will have to is spread very little body filler to get it back slick. BAH will cause way more damage in the long run than it is worth.
 

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You could posibly rent a stud welder and a slid hammer and get 95 % of it out .Then all you will have to is spread very little body filler to get it back slick. BAH will cause way more damage in the long run than it is worth.
Okay. See I kind of figured a hefty hammer would do more damage. Now I have a 220v MIG welder myself. Is there anything I can utilize what I have now. I always need accessories to buy. That's how we all accumulate the tools right?
 

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I'll still check with him. See if he knows anybody down in your area. He is actually part of a franchise.
 

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I'll still check with him. See if he knows anybody down in your area. He is actually part of a franchise.
Friggin sweet. Heck another said to try out a slide hammer to pull. I'll do most to all the work just to learn anything. I'm looking to see if any attachments to a MIG welder can do the same. Thanks BENTLEY1110 for the help already.
 

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No problem
 

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BTW I love the signature

"LET GOD JUDGE OUR ENEMIES, I JUST SET UP THE MEETINGS"
 

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Thank you. I can't take credit as i did not 'invent' that saying but i have always liked it and will sure as heck live up to it.
 

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GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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is it not why there are Fords. hehehe. Yes i just made my first forum Ford plug. Cherry broken. K back to being on topic.

Slide hammer use. Any tips. I gather from just assuming is you work from the out side of the dent inward to the center????
 

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get in between the bedside and the inner box with your foot or a bar or even a hammer and push the hammer out the best you can then a smear of bondo and a lil paint and your good to go
 

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Deflate a basketball put it up in ther and then reinflate it.. it should pop most of it out..
hmm basketball, i may do that. Has this been actually done? can the inflector needle hold the pressure and keep from popping out? Toys r us is going to get a weird guy walking in with a project.
 
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