Need body work suggestions

Canon Lansdell

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Got a few spots on my body i’d like to correct. Not too much money on hand so i’d preferably do it myself. Any suggestions?
 

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Planning to repaint truck? If so, I'd look into a different bed. That hard crease is gonna be hard to bang back out straight and that fender arch is too. Cab corners aren't that bad to do.

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I'll be honest here. I have fixed worse but it involved stud welders, Tac-n-Pulls, a MIG. A Morgan Nokker, an oxy torch for shrinking, multiple hammers and dollies , a mud hog, an air file, multiple sanding blocks, access to a large air compressor, and a metalworking skillset that didn't develop overnight.

Just a basic materials list of a few grinding discs, several different grits and types of sandpaper, body filler, polyester glaze, and primer can run a couple hundred and if you don't have access to the tools you'll need those.

Not to be discouraging but t's hard to fix something with nothing.

Most body guys would cut that panel off and replace it these days
 
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Canon Lansdell

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Planning to repaint truck? If so, I'd look into a different bed. That hard crease is gonna be hard to bang back out straight and that fender arch is too. Cab corners aren't that bad to do.

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I'll be honest here. I have fixed worse but it involved stud welders, Tac-n-Pulls, a MIG. A Morgan Nokker, an oxy torch for shrinking, multiple hammers and dollies , a mud hog, an air file, multiple sanding blocks, access to a large air compressor, and a metalworking skillset that didn't develop overnight.

Just a basic materials list of a few grinding discs, several different grits and types of sandpaper, body filler, polyester glaze, and primer can run a couple hundred and if you don't have access to the tools you'll need those.

Not to be discouraging but t's hard to fix something with nothing.

Most body guys would cut that panel off and replace it these days
so best bet would be to replace the bed and get it repainted?
 

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I think these guys are right about the bed. Also the cab corner can be purchased from LMC truck. Need to be cut out and welded back. Body work requires tools and practice. If you have access to the tools don’t be afraid to try. Watch a bunch of YouTube and ask lots of ? Good luck.
 

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Financial situation sux for me as well. And as much of a car nut as I am, I want to punch the TV when I'm watching the car "restification" shows where the funds are unlimited, and the talent pool is overflowing.
 

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