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Old 03-19-2007, 02:31 PM   #11
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How about a gallon of bondo or a rerouted exhaust?
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Old 03-24-2007, 06:22 PM   #12
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Hard to say from pictures, but...

Millicent had a nasty dent in the roof, just above the windows, where they had sideswiped
a telephone pole. The structure was bent a couple of inches inward, as it seems to be with
that door frame.

I was surprised how well it went:

It took a hydraulic bottle jack and timbers. The hard part was rigging the timbers so I could
push on the damage. Once the wood was in place, the Brute Force pretty much reversed the
other brute force.

Perhaps you can push against the wheel wells?
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Maybe I could have used my new porta-power if some puke didn't steal it after I used it one time. I started drilling rivets on the inside instead. I'll give that a shot. I knocked out the center, then drilled the rivet.



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Old 03-27-2007, 11:53 PM   #14
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I don't know what a porta-power is, but hydraulic bottle jacks are surprisingly
affordable. And four-by-fours (the lumber kind) are everywhere.
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A porta-power comes in a case that has a pump with a hose that you attach to a ram. There are extensions and other attachments that help to fit your specific task. I bought it to straighten an axle and it worked like a charm. They come in very handy. But I don't think it would have worked very good for this dent. Here is a link.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/D ... mber=44900
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Ah yes, a bit like George Hurst's rescue tool -- now generically known as Jaws Of Life.
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