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Old 06-07-2011
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Ranger meets mailbox...

Well, I was leaving a friends house last night and backed into a brick mailbox at a pretty quick speed. My fiend lives on a really awkward curve and I just never saw the damn thing. Mailbox was fine, truck wasn't. I've got the new taillight on the way from RockAut, but I've got a pretty hefty dent where my bumper crushed my fender. how do you guys suggest I go about pulling out, or at least making the dent less noticeable. I'm gonna rhino line it around the bottom, so it wont show as bad and I can take care of some of those rock chips.

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hell of a mail box?
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Yeah, it was one of those big brick monstrosities you see in nice neighborhoods.
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lucky thats all the damage it did
oh well good excuse for a soiled steel bumper
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i soiled my bumper once.
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Bummer but no big deal, perfect time to upgrade to LED tails and get a steel roll pan from Grant customs and have the shop weld it in when you fix the lower rear fender. The paint will blend perfect. Or on the cheap you can get a bottle jack and a peice of wood 2x4 and try to push the dent out.

Were you doing a reverse burnout because your tires are bald?
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push it back out? mallet from the inside?

and yeah perfect time for L.E.D.
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Sucks dude. Doesn't look too bad though.
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That was a big a$$ mailbox.
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i soiled my bumper once.
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i hate auto complete
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i soiled my bumper once.
Don't you hate when you do that?
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Looks like you were going a little to fast in reverse.
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Good job!

There's tons of ways to pull that out. It probably won't look the same ever again unless you do some serious grinding and bondo work, but like it was already mentioned before: You can try to use a rubber mallet to bang it back out.

I've also seen people drill a hole in the middle of the dent, stick a bolt through it, put the nut on the end, then yank on the bolt to pull the dent back out. Of course then you'd need to bondo the hole.

+1 for LED tails!
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Good job!

There's tons of ways to pull that out. It probably won't look the same ever again unless you do some serious grinding and bondo work, but like it was already mentioned before: You can try to use a rubber mallet to bang it back out.

I've also seen people drill a hole in the middle of the dent, stick a bolt through it, put the nut on the end, then yank on the bolt to pull the dent back out. Of course then you'd need to bondo the hole.

+1 for LED tails!
Well I'm pretty low on money at the moment, so my plan is to get the dent out as best as I can, maybe even with the bolt thing, and then bondo it. Then rhino line it all around on the lower part of the body. I'd love to be able to do led tails, but they're too expensive right now. I'm just a poor college student lol. I ordered a new tail from rock auto yesterday, so hopefully we can get this show on the road.
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What the heck man? Did you hit Yogi the bear's tree mailbox??

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i soiled my bumper once.
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UPDATE: I got the new tail light today, and didn't get any tickets for driving around with the other one broken! Sorry for the picture quality, call phone pics at night never turn out good lol

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I still need to get the rhino lining and work on that dent, then get some tubing or box steel and weld me up a new bumper..!
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