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Old 05-28-2007
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I cant belive nobody here knows anything about simple bodywork, get a hold of a stud welder and a slide hammer and pull it out the best you can, then pick up a hammer and dolly and happer it out. The use some filler where needed and them paint.
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Old 05-28-2007
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I was just kidding don't get all your panties in a bunch. I'm in auto body and can fix that dent in an hour to where you could never tell it was there with out any bondo. you're going to have to paint it no matter what and it will probably require some finishing plastic/polyester. Don't load it with bondo and please don't cut it out.
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Old 05-28-2007
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Originally Posted by gumby
rock that shiz!

body damage adds character
Hell yeah, I'd just pound it out to give more personality =]'re saying it doesn't have to be perfect and probably won't get painted. Well....just pound it out with a rubber mallet and fine tune it with a ball pein. Just try it before you go cutting and ****. It's a free fix.
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Old 05-28-2007
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Originally Posted by SniperX103
Ok guys. So awhile ago I put a big ol bash in the bottom side of my bed. Long story short, I'd like to fix but only it's going to be somewhat cheap.

Anyone have any good suggestions?

Right now I'm thinking I'm going to go up the local junkyard and have them cut that corner of a bed and then just figure a way to get it welded into place after cutting the bad corner out. I mean this doesn't have to be perfect, more or less just a project I was thinking I could try out. I know I'd have to get it painted but who really care at this point. Haha... maybe I can do that afterwards as well. Some good experience with body work.

Anyway, appreciate any tips on what I could do to take care of this.

Dude your battle scarred truck can't be any worse than mine. Thats a little Boo boo compared to mine.

Ive had to deal with this for almost 2 years. I was hit in both the cab and the bed I was able to get the dent out of the cab using a 2x4 and a rubber mallet.

What good is a truck if it doesnt have dents?
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Old 05-29-2007
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Yeah. I'm not saying I really care the dent is there. I just thought it would be a good experience to do a little body work.

I'll try bashing it out a little more next weekend. So we'll see. Never really thought I'd get half the answers I did. Haha... I mean this truck is soon to be a straight up trail truck, so body damage is going to happen. That I know. Pretty much why I said if it's cheap, it'd be a good way to spend a Saturday working on it... get some experience with body work... and just have a good time.

I'm definitely not doing this so it can be back to show worthy. My truck hasn't been show worthy in 7 years. And it's 8 years old. Haha... appreciate all the input guys.
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Old 05-29-2007
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Hammer, Dolly, and a lot of patience. Would be the Cheapest way. with some filler to smooth it, but remember Fillier more than 1/16" of an inch is too much.

The easiest way would be to get eight guys and find a red ranger at walmart and swap boxes well no one is looking. Other wise get a spot weld cutter and buy a new bedside from U-pull for about $30.

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Old 05-29-2007
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lol. this is a funny thread.
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Old 05-29-2007
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ahhh, that will buff out..........
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Old 05-29-2007
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i had a bent in the same spot, just pound it out lightly with a hammer. and next time u paint add some bondo.... but dent = u use your truck for more then getting stuff at garage sells

just my 2CP

btw some of you found a lill off your rockers... should there be a breathalizer test b4 people can log into R/F??
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Old 05-29-2007
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ahh, you cant even see it there
once you mess with it is when everybody will notice it-lol
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Old 05-30-2007
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jus get under there with a hammer and dolly and get the main dent popped back out and bend down the lower section so its some what back to normal. then from there is when you can tell what will need to be done... more hammer/dolly. stud puller slide hammer...
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Old 05-31-2007
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That will come out with a little rubbing compound....
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Old 06-02-2007
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Im in a bit of a hurry so not sure if this has already been posted. takea rubber mallet obviously some what small due to the confined space. and gently beat it out, you can get it pritty smooth use your preferd choice of bondo's and some cheap o paint. thanks to my mom putting a 4inch by 8 inch dent above the muffler of my ranger i foudn out thats the cheapist way of fixing it.
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