Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel SPONSORED BY:

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-17-2010, 04:31 PM
donnyglaze donnyglaze is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Enid America
Posts: 42
donnyglaze is starting off with a positive reputation.
Taking a dent out?

Ok, so I was pulling into my spot today, and I was being dumb and not paying attention to the passenger side. I turned into a pole and put a big *** dent into the bed of the truck, right behind the cab in front of the rear wheel. What's the best way to go about fixing this? I was thinking just reaching up with a dead blow or rubber mallet and hammering it out. It looks like I have a clear path to reach almost all the way to the top of the dent.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-17-2010, 04:51 PM
clintbonnie clintbonnie is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Ardenvoir, Washington
Posts: 3,022
clintbonnie has a very good reputation on FTE.clintbonnie has a very good reputation on FTE.clintbonnie has a very good reputation on FTE.
Do you collision insurance..? I don't think you think you will be happy unless it is repaired by a expert.. Repainting is a possibly too.. You might get lucky though.. it might just pop out..
__________________
Clint... Early 99, F350, 4X4, Auto, DRW, S-Cab, Gauges, Diablosport 60 HP, OilGuard, Tru-Cool 28K, 5% Biodiesel, Shell Synthetic 5w40, Western Diesel TurboRamAir, MagnaFlow Exhaust, SSHPX, CCV Mod, Fuel Line/Tank Mod., Speed Bleeders, Bilstiens....
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-17-2010, 05:11 PM
Fat Diesel's Avatar
Fat Diesel Fat Diesel is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Morgan Hill, CA
Posts: 2,912
Fat Diesel is a name known to allFat Diesel is a name known to allFat Diesel is a name known to allFat Diesel is a name known to allFat Diesel is a name known to allFat Diesel is a name known to all
The problem with a dent is you stretch the steel. When you pound it back you're likely stretching it more. What you need is a good hammer and dolly man who has "shrinking hammers" and the right tools. A shrinking hammer (not sure if that's the right word) has a waffle face similar to a framing hammer. It creates a waffle like texture as it takes the metal which is too big in 2 dimensions and tries to bring it to the right size by adding depth.

Try beating it with a rubber or leather mallet. Maybe a dead blow. Maybe pry on a 2x4 and try to push it?
__________________
Andy
2014 Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid Daily Driver
2012 Race Red Boss 302 Track Car
Early 99 F250 PSD 4x4 CC 6spd Common Mods 300,000+ Miles, No longer driven daily
1964 Falcon Convert 289 Toploader 9" 4 Wheel Disks
Nov '10 Recipient: "dedicated report-back tech thread poster" award!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-17-2010, 05:20 PM
SteveH-CO SteveH-CO is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southern Colorado
Posts: 1,218
SteveH-CO has a good reputation on FTE.SteveH-CO has a good reputation on FTE.
If it's a shallow, broad dent, you may be able to pop it out with your fist or a rubber mallet. If it's a deeper dent with a hard kink in the metal, you can use 2x4s and a small jack and slowly jack it out. You'll always be able to see where it was dented, but how bad it is and how much it bothers you will dictate what to do next.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-17-2010, 05:24 PM
donnyglaze donnyglaze is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Enid America
Posts: 42
donnyglaze is starting off with a positive reputation.
Yea, I figured as much with the size of it. It's not very deep, and there aren't any hard creases in the metal. I think with a little bit of force it'll pop right back into shape, no harm, no foul. Any one ever use one of those suction cup dent pullers?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-17-2010, 06:01 PM
hammer65 hammer65 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Morehead, Ky.
Posts: 1,177
hammer65 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.hammer65 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Have you ever seen these guys work? Jim
DentWizard.com : Welcome
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-17-2010, 06:05 PM
farmdad's Avatar
farmdad farmdad is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Buckingham, IA
Posts: 1,771
farmdad has a great reputation on FTE.farmdad has a great reputation on FTE.farmdad has a great reputation on FTE.farmdad has a great reputation on FTE.farmdad has a great reputation on FTE.
You could try using a small inner tube put "perpendicular" to the space behind the dent. Put a board on the back side so you don't bend what you don't want to, line the tube up with the center of the dent and slowly add air. Trying to keep the tube from rolling may be a problem. The tube would be softer than a hammer and shouldn't add any more to the dent. I wonder if parking the dent in the sun so the metal would be warmer would help any?
__________________
Mark

'03 F350 PSD, 4x4, SC, LB, Super Chip, B&W, AIS, Zoodad, Rough Country (so far)

If it has wheels and an engine, you have my attention.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-17-2010, 08:15 PM
Action4478's Avatar
Action4478 Action4478 is offline
<- (Madvan)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Muskegon Mi
Posts: 9,948
Action4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputation
Got a pic of it?

This is what I do for a living .....

Don't pound on it yet...
__________________
Rick.......
"Most stuff's just stuck & needs hittin with a hammer".... Supporter/End user of ShiftSolutions THE CURE E4/4R Trans Control. Helping Cancer patients and families
Special thanks to RacerX USA
'Life may not be the party we hoped for... but while we are here we might as well dance!'
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-17-2010, 08:39 PM
donnyglaze donnyglaze is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Enid America
Posts: 42
donnyglaze is starting off with a positive reputation.
Yup, here's a few pictures. Hopefully you can see what it really is like from these pics. If not, let me know.
Oh, and that's just paint from the pole. It mostly comes off with water.
Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-17-2010, 08:44 PM
rbaker6336's Avatar
rbaker6336 rbaker6336 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Blairsville,Ga
Posts: 7,191
rbaker6336 is a splendid one to beholdrbaker6336 is a splendid one to beholdrbaker6336 is a splendid one to beholdrbaker6336 is a splendid one to beholdrbaker6336 is a splendid one to beholdrbaker6336 is a splendid one to beholdrbaker6336 is a splendid one to behold
I did about the same thing years ago.I replaced the quarter panel
__________________
Ray
2000 F-350 2WD,DRW Auto, PSD,
DP Tuner,40 Tow 80E,Wicked Wheel 4" Exhaust ,AIS intake, Guages,6.0 Trans cooler to install, DooDad???=(dfuser ram air)
'98 Grand Cherokee, '86 F-150 SB Lariat 4x4 bought new (needs new home)
PAA #35
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-17-2010, 10:55 PM
clintbonnie clintbonnie is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Ardenvoir, Washington
Posts: 3,022
clintbonnie has a very good reputation on FTE.clintbonnie has a very good reputation on FTE.clintbonnie has a very good reputation on FTE.
That is too big for a Pop job.. IMO..Don't you agree Rick..?
__________________
Clint... Early 99, F350, 4X4, Auto, DRW, S-Cab, Gauges, Diablosport 60 HP, OilGuard, Tru-Cool 28K, 5% Biodiesel, Shell Synthetic 5w40, Western Diesel TurboRamAir, MagnaFlow Exhaust, SSHPX, CCV Mod, Fuel Line/Tank Mod., Speed Bleeders, Bilstiens....
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-18-2010, 08:28 AM
00Dave's Avatar
00Dave 00Dave is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,097
00Dave is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.00Dave is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
IMO, you can try to hit it with a mallet, but you will still have damage showing. You will need to replace that bedside with a new one. Just my .02.
__________________
David, 2000 F-250 CC 4x4, 6637 w/Pete's cover, Bilsteins, Zoodad, Foil Delete, Dipricol Gauges=trans temp., boost, egt's, DP F5 w/ 40T, 60T, 80E, RRDP Boots, RRDP Plenum Inserts, RRDP AIH Delete Plug, Bellowed Up-pipes
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-18-2010, 09:28 AM
Action4478's Avatar
Action4478 Action4478 is offline
<- (Madvan)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Muskegon Mi
Posts: 9,948
Action4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by clintbonnie View Post
That is too big for a Pop job.. IMO..Don't you agree Rick..?
It won't pop out completely , pretty badly creased .. it can be repaired though .. I just did this one :Name:  Green 1.jpg
Views: 1718
Size:  61.9 KB

Name:  Green 10.jpg
Views: 1469
Size:  53.8 KB

I pressed most of it out with a porta power , & finished the rest of the dent with paintless dent tool's & a little filler...

Name:  Green 6.jpg
Views: 1412
Size:  57.0 KB
__________________
Rick.......
"Most stuff's just stuck & needs hittin with a hammer".... Supporter/End user of ShiftSolutions THE CURE E4/4R Trans Control. Helping Cancer patients and families
Special thanks to RacerX USA
'Life may not be the party we hoped for... but while we are here we might as well dance!'
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-18-2010, 10:11 AM
Mike F250's Avatar
Mike F250 Mike F250 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Williamston, MI
Posts: 745
Mike F250 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
PDR (paintless dent removal) is amazing. I had it done to my truck a while back. A few smaller dents in various locations. Can't tell it was ever dented.
That one does look like a challenge beyond PDR though
__________________
Mike

2001 F250 XLT CC SB 4X4 7.3 PSD - afe stage 1/6637, zoodad, ss hpx, FRx, a pillar trans-turbo-pyro-fuel pressure-LPOP pressure gauges, true cool trans cooler, hutch, harpoon, CCV mod, DP Tuner - ns,stk,60t,80e,120r, 4" MBRP straight pipe, WW, OBA
1974 F100 390ci - stock. Grandpa was first owner, I'm 2nd.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-18-2010, 10:24 AM
Action4478's Avatar
Action4478 Action4478 is offline
<- (Madvan)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Muskegon Mi
Posts: 9,948
Action4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputation
I did this one with PDR & a suction Cup :Name:  Reed 2.jpg
Views: 1406
Size:  359.4 KB
__________________
Rick.......
"Most stuff's just stuck & needs hittin with a hammer".... Supporter/End user of ShiftSolutions THE CURE E4/4R Trans Control. Helping Cancer patients and families
Special thanks to RacerX USA
'Life may not be the party we hoped for... but while we are here we might as well dance!'
Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 10:24 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel

Tags
big, board, deep, dent, dents, ford, huge, large, mallet, pop, pound, rubber, side, truck, trucks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Removing the inner liner on the front wheel well/fender to fix a dent texasJ 2004 - 2008 F150 2 07-26-2014 05:46 PM
Paintless Ding/Dent Removal BigNiner19 Appearance & Dress-Up 2 04-08-2012 06:22 PM
dents ar29456 Paint & Bodywork 1 04-07-2006 05:42 AM
What is a quick and easy way to fix dents? NBR4000 Paint & Bodywork 4 02-14-2005 05:18 PM
First Dent DVLSH1 New Jersey Chapter 9 11-24-2004 02:07 PM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup