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Old 11-26-2006, 06:18 PM   #1
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Is a plunger going to help this?

Is a plunger going to help this dent (in an AS I'm considering buying)? Can I get behind this from the inside to push it out some?

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Old 11-26-2006, 06:28 PM   #2
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nope. it's creased and while you may be able to push it out some it's in need of replacement if you want it to look new. It also appears that the horizintal rib (the rivet line) is pushed in a little.

I don't think those lower panels are the formed (expensive + hard to get) type so replacing it may not be too big of a deal. I'm sure a few of our master skin replacement experts will chime in with better and more hands on experience shortly.

Perhaps it's simple a beauty mark and some negotiating power with the sale.
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Old 11-26-2006, 06:48 PM   #3
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... I'm sure a few of our master skin replacement experts will chime in with better and more hands on experience shortly...
Janet had a great idea in post 10 of this thread.

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Old 11-26-2006, 08:27 PM   #4
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looks pretty permanent to me. Does it leak-- let moisture inside? Does it kill you to look at it? put some stickers on it and use the plunger up the side of the head of the sinner.
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:57 AM   #5
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No it doesn't leak but it does bother me - I don't need it 100% but I need to know I can make it look better. This is a 73 GT I'm close to buying. How would I get to the inside of this? Would I need to damage something inside to get to it?

The trailer otherwise seems pretty solid, stored carefully and checked on. I would the guy to take $500 or 600$ off his 3K asking price because of the dent but he isn't moving.
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You might be able to cover it with a set of segment protectors....
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If you don't need 100% you migth try removing the interior skin and with someone on the outside working it out. The material is streched and it will not come out flat but you should be able to get most of it back.
You might look around for an old auto body man who knows how to remove dents, not a body filler guy, and see if he will give it a shot. Keep in mind he can't get 100% with alum.
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I would not move from 3K either, someone else will buy it for that.
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I have a 71 globetrotter and this is what it looks like from the inside. You will notice that I have to replace the same panel
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nope. it's creased and while you may be able to push it out some it's in need of replacement if you want it to look new. It also appears that the horizintal rib (the rivet line) is pushed in a little.

I don't think those lower panels are the formed (expensive + hard to get) type so replacing it may not be too big of a deal. I'm sure a few of our master skin replacement experts will chime in with better and more hands on experience shortly.

Perhaps it's simple a beauty mark and some negotiating power with the sale.
All quarter panels from 1969 on up are stretch formed.

All quarter panels from 1968 and older are made from flat material.

You can oly replace like with like.

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