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Old 04-30-2010, 08:03 AM   #21
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I couldn't get some pics I took just now of the puller to post on PM. So I will do my best not to hijack this thread! I was actually wrong It will pull up to 500 lbs! If you are still intrested PM me and I will try to hook you up in your area. Thanks Lewis
Where do i get one of these bad boys??
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:52 AM   #22
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I had a couple of bad dents in the rear of my Trade Wind (some PO had backed under a shed that was just a little to low so I had a big crease all across the back). After removing the end cap, I was able to push the big dents and hammer out the creases. If you can live with it stop there. I had creases that looked really bad. Aluminum does not work like sheet metal. It is thicker and harder. It is very easy make it look worse. To get the creases that you will have after you push out the big dent, a body hammer and dolly are the only way to smooth it. It won't be perfect but if you take your time, and never hit the metal hard just light taps and work slowly you can make it look good. Just don't go whacking with the hammer it will make it worse. Harbor Freight has a set of body tools for around 30 bucks. The other key with working is to have a good friend holding the dolly. This is the tricky part cause you are in the trailer and someone else is outside. My son and I worked a couple of hours and did good job. Not perfect, but 90% better than a big crease. On auto work you fill the surface with body filler after working with the hammer and dolly, on the A/S what you see is what you get.
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:04 PM   #23
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A fellow streamer cut out aluminum is shape of fish and applied over the creaces after using a bowling ball to roll out the dents. Looks arty but works and adds a personal touch.
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