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post #31 of 60 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 10, 10:14 AM
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Re: How to: Dent repair using the hammer off dolly method

nice work as usual Eric.

Thanks for the info. I never could get dents out, now I see what I was doing wrong.

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nice work as usual Eric.

Thanks for the info. I never could get dents out, now I see what I was doing wrong.
Andy you cant even get the dents out of your skull let alone on tour car

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post #33 of 60 (permalink) Old Dec 7th, 10, 10:17 PM
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that is really nice work and a lost art. but as far as saving time, i could have fixed the whole fender front and all before you were finished building the stand.
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post #34 of 60 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 10, 8:20 PM Thread Starter
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that is really nice work and a lost art. but as far as saving time, i could have fixed the whole fender front and all before you were finished building the stand.

Thanks for the kind words! As for the time involved I have around 5 hours in the entire fender including taking pictures. The fender needs nothing more then a few coats of primer then paint, I'd consider that a time savings...Eric

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Thanks Eric nice work, yes it is a lost art, and also automobile manufactures lost the art of making fenders, doors, hoods , trunks ect as thick as the metal of old.
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I can't see any pics. All I see is the red X. Nothing happens when I click on it. I right click and click on Show Picture. NOthing happens. Can anyone help me see pics displayed like this thread?

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post #37 of 60 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 10, 8:32 PM
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Amazing information.
I will re-read and re-read this.
Very valuable stuff.
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post #38 of 60 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 10, 7:31 AM
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Nice work Eric. I really liked the step by step explanation of things beyond just the basics. The drawings helped explain things great. Can't wait for the next one!
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Eric is just showing off on old truck fenders. The real challenge is when I send my car down to him he will be on anti depresents for months after that.
No Eric is a friend and he does have some skills that few folks even know exist in this day and age.
I'm working on some parts for my car and getting compound bends looks and sounds easy. I wound up making 3 seperate pieces and welding together plus will still need grinding and finishing. True metal craftsmen can make the part out of 1 sheet and have it look and fit perfect. When done these guys show no signs of any weld or metal finishing on a panel when they are done these are skills that have no equal.

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Gee Dave thanks for the kind words! I think I've said it before you can send them down my way, I enjoy a good challenge. Hell, I might even do a guest appearance in the near future

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It's been a few years since I hit this site, and since the chevelle is BACK on the list. I have to read Commander Eric's stuff again as you have to be the magic hands for moving metal where you want..
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The drawing shows the basic method of using the hammer OFF dolly technique and the order of hammer and dolly placement. The dotted line shows the metal after the impact. The lines and numbers on the bottom half represent the location of the dolly, were the top half show where the hammer strikes. Notice how you start inward and work towards the center of dent.
Eric, thank uyou SO much for taking the time to do this sticky! I have been going back to this thread in order to keep your method in my brain .

Not trying to be picky, but I want to be clear (and if I understand this right); did you mean to say "Notice how you start outward and work towards the center of the dent."

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post #44 of 60 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 11, 9:15 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, you are correct. Helps if I did a better job of proof reading. You should start on the outside edge of the dent and work inward.

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Re: How to: Dent repair using the hammer off dolly method

OUTSTANDING THANKS I have a book by Frank Sargent called The key to metal bumping that I have been trying to understand but with not much luck. Now I understand a lot more. I want to learn metal work not hammer and bondo work. I am going to try to figure out how to print your info. PS are you left handed?
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