body repair basic instruction -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 07-20-2008, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
dogbreath650's Avatar
2006 LJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Monument, CO
Posts: 597
body repair basic instruction

Hi - I was wondering if anybody could recommend a book or website that would go over the basics of body repair. On my cherokee there is a lot of trail damage that I would like to fix. Dents, door alignment, bumper alignment, etc. I'm not looking for the "getting it pretty" aspects just the "repairing the damage" aspects. I feel pretty confident with the mechanical side of my Jeeps (especially with the help here on the forum) and I have the repair manual for reference. But when it comes to body repair I'm lost, never having ever did any. Thanks...

dogbreath650 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 07-20-2008, 10:54 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 465
Experience is the best teacher imo. But google DIY auto body repair and there are countless websites that help amateurs learn the basics. About 5 years ago I got into it as a hobby and I'm just about done with my 2nd full paint job. Sold a Civic in February for $1150 when I got the car for free and spent 3 months on it and eventually painted it. Only took about $400 in supplies but a lot of time.
randonlee25 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Best welder for general body repair... Gnl.Weirdness Fabrication Shop 17 08-11-2009 03:15 AM
Rust repair on body Squealer General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment 0 01-21-2009 07:11 PM
Basic body lift question Unhappyangel Tires & Wheels 2 12-23-2006 11:27 PM
Rusty's 3inch Basic kit with 1inch Body and Motor mounts? Noxian Tires & Wheels 5 03-17-2006 10:35 PM
glass body repair CJfreak General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment 1 10-08-2005 08:49 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome