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Old 12-15-2010, 06:13 PM   #15
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The orange plastic dent puller from Harbor Freight will not work on your dent. The suction is good but when it breaks loose be ready to pick yourself up off the ground.
Try a vacu-dent first from a body shop first.
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:01 PM   #16
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Rear locker removal

I also have a dent that I would like to repair, but some of the suction cup tools will not get a grip. Looking from the rear, the dent is on the upper right hand corner above and to the right of the rear window. I think I can get to the dent from the inside if I could figure our how to remove the upper rear wall locker. I can not find any screws or way to remove the locker. The end panel next to the lift up door has no visiable way to remove. I can remove the door but I can not see any other fastners. This is a 2007 Bambi SE with the Safari interior. Has anyone removed this rear locker from this model? Any suggestions.
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:13 PM   #17
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having tried the $1.99 Harbor Freight version to no avail, I'm hoping someone may be able to point me to a high-quality dent puller, suction-cup, that might be able to work on this big soft dent in the rear of my rig:
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any info appreciated..
Try going to a hospital pharmacy and look for a portable double suction cup handle (about a foot long)...they have two great suction cups and are designed to support the weight of a human being. Cost about twenty four bucks. It's white and in a plastic bag.
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:27 PM   #18
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Try contacting "Shacksman" here on the forum with a PM. He brought a heck of a gadget with him to the Bash last summer and it did a fairly successful job reducing the effects of a large dent. It required an air compressor to supply the pressure to operate the suction cup (uses venturi effect to create vacuum). I missed getting him to try it on the dent in the front curb side of my Caravel. Maybe I can convince him to bring it to Bash II and help me out.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:42 AM   #19
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:39 PM   #20
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Goody, goody. I go by your town now and then. Next time I get out there with the Overlander (and its dent), I'll stop by!

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Old 12-24-2010, 02:56 PM   #21
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Goody, goody. I go by your town now and then. Next time I get out there with the Overlander (and its dent), I'll stop by!

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You and your obvious electronic brain, helps us poor M/H owners understand how the "Low Coolant" and "Low washer Fluid" sensor work....
Nearly all of us have the dash lights on and i for one dont get how to diagnose and fix them!
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Old 12-24-2010, 06:26 PM   #22
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...help us poor M/H owners understand how the "Low Coolant" and "Low washer Fluid" sensor work....Nearly all of us have the dash lights on and i for one dont get how to diagnose and fix them!
I bet they operate on conductivity. If they are on even when you know they are full, I'm betting one of the two wires are broken or disconnected. Start at the radiator or fluid tank end of the wires.

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Old 12-24-2010, 06:41 PM   #23
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Try contacting "Shacksman" here on the forum with a PM. He brought a heck of a gadget with him to the Bash last summer and it did a fairly successful job reducing the effects of a large dent. It required an air compressor to supply the pressure to operate the suction cup (uses venturi effect to create vacuum). I missed getting him to try it on the dent in the front curb side of my Caravel. Maybe I can convince him to bring it to Bash II and help me out.
Tom, I'll bring it but you need to bring a big compressor with you.
It's like the one shown in the posting # 19
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:50 PM   #24
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I had a very similar dent in my 73, I used a professional , I think dent wizard, made the contact through a local auto dealer. He uses the service when one of the vehicles on his lot has a dent, often the repair is done without breaking the paint....Anyway, the guy used the suction cups about like a plunger from a toy dart gun....BUT he attached them with a hot glue, then used his puller equipment, quickly pulled the dents, then alcohol to clear the residue from the glue....worked great....about $150....
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