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Old 10-21-2011, 08:42 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I'm wanting to beat out a dent I have on my left front fender and it seems the only way to get behind it is to remove the fender.

What exactly is involved in taking the fender off, it looks like a lot of stuff is attached to it :/

Will it be possible to beat out the dent or will I have to be looking at getting a new fender?

Here's a picture of the dent...



It's not too bad and at certain angles its almost hard to spot, but its annoying none the less. My new rims are coming and I want the truck looking good for its new pair of shoes.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:44 PM   #2
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What if you used a dent puller? You know, it welds a little stick onto the metal, and you use a slide hammer to get it out.

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Old 10-21-2011, 08:54 PM   #3
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I'll have to look into that but I think a friend of mine told me those things are worthless, thats why I havent wasted time trying to track one down
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There are four bolts on the top, two behind the turn signal, one under the turn signal, one on the bottom directly in front of the door and one on top that you have to open the door to get to. I think they're actually 8mm but 5/16" fits just as well.
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And thre isnt anything attached to it. The battery tray, fuse box, etc, are all attached to the inner fender. The panel you want is bolted to that.
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It easily pulled a dent out of my Triumph tank. Guess that's different than a fender...

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I want to say it's a weird size, maybe 7mm? also be careful two of the bolts hold the main distribution box on.
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I want to say it's a weird size, maybe 7mm? also be careful two of the bolts hold the main distribution box on.
You dont have to touch that. Its attached to the inner fender. The only thing you have to remove to remove the fender is a headlight assembly. And its not even attached to the fender, it just covers up the two bolts you need to get at.
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My buddy had a dent just a bit bigger than yours on his F150 near the bumper area, too. He called Dent Master and a guy came to the house and popped it out for him. It was about $70.00 for the call. My buddy told me that was worth it. He was going to take off the front fender and he said that was time consuming to him. It did not need any paint repair. Dent Master can do paint repair as well on a call.
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while there is some good info on removing the fender,and even options for taking care of the dent.....





it still begs the question.....................

























WHAT THE HELL IS THIS THREAD DOING IN THE 'FABRICATION' SUBFORUM?


thank you.[/rant]
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