How to fix a dent, sorta...

Discussion in 'FJ Cruiser' started by BMThiker, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. BMThiker

    BMThiker I aim to misbehave Moderator SILVER Star

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    So I bashed my front fender on a rocky creek bed back in March at Hawk Pride OHV in Ala-dam-bama. I'm not one to normally fret about such things, but I've heard of a homespun way to punch out dents and wanted to try it out myself.

    I "borrowed" my neighbor kid's basketball and grabbed my bicycle pump. Went from this...
    DentFixer (1).JPG

    Pumped about 10-15lbs of air into Wilson and relocated a few times up and down the fender as best I could... DentFixer (2).JPG

    And finished with a slightly less dented fender. Oh well, it's just sheet metal ;)
    DentFixer (3).JPG
     
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  2. lgrt

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    pretty cool idea to make a big dent better. I'm with you and usually never cared about dings and dents... but for the first time, I find myself getting dents fixed on my FJ Cruiser... just love my truck too much. One of these days I might have to take some body shop classes.
     
  3. firensteel

    firensteel

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    Have you checked out rock auto.com? Toyota FJ Cruiser front left or right fender is about $35.
     
  4. bigredmachine

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    the fenders are cheap but they bang you in the head for shipping. I had to replace a fender on the girlfriends car and shipping on it was about 75 or so. you may be better off getting one from an auto recycler
     
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