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Unread 07-10-2009, 02:47 PM   #1
CajunHiker
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Cowl Dent Removal

Eugene Jr. took a tree limb back during Katrina. What's the best way to remove this dent? I wouldn't mind putting a cowl snorkel there if I could figure out how to route it.



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Unread 07-10-2009, 03:12 PM   #2
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Take dash all out and possibly steering column and use body tools to beat it back out as best you can and bondo it.


OR cut it out and weld in a new piece bent to shape.
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Unread 07-10-2009, 03:15 PM   #3
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Stud gun or slide hammer from the top is the lazy way. Can you reach it from the cowl vent?
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Unread 07-10-2009, 03:27 PM   #4
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Have you had a paintless dent guy look at it? Dent Wizard took a nasty fist shaped dent out of the tank on my bike.
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Unread 07-10-2009, 06:01 PM   #5
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Ha, I literally just painted my jeep today. A dent in that exact location is what started all my body work. a buttload of ice fell of a slate roof and trashed the front of my jeep two years ago. I knocked some of it out with a piece of scrap wood with a rag over the end of it but it still ended up needing body filler becasue it was creased. If there isnt a crease on yours theres a better chance of you or a dent guy getting it out without paintwork.
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Unread 07-10-2009, 06:15 PM   #6
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What about one of those suction cup pullers?
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Unread 07-10-2009, 08:16 PM   #7
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nope a suction cup puller wont work...first off the metal is to thick and to much curve and its creased. ice wont do it either.

your choices are
1. cut that part out and beat it out then weld it back and do body work
2. SEE if you can get it by removing the dash.
3. pull pins in a stud gun. This is the fastest but will require more body filler.

by the way i have been doing paint and body work for a living for 15 years and i own my own shop
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