Advice to pull the dents out of jacking point

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Re: Advice to pull the dents out of jacking point

#31 Post by Trevor Gates » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:20 pm

A lot of suggestions, and a few actually useful; others, not so much... Just a show of hands, who has done this repair/fix? I have, so here’s how you fix it right.
1. Get out a Dremel (or other rotary tool) and use cutoff wheel 409 (.025” thick)
2. Cut along the red line I drew in the picture.
3. Remove lower dented jack spur piece.
4. Straighten lower dented jack spur piece in vise and with big hammer.
5. Straighten flanges that the lower dented jack spur will attach to (factory spot welds still preserved).
6. Check for rust on the rocker panel underneath the jack spur. (If any... fix it!)
7. Weld (now straightened) lower jack spur piece on. 8.Grind/sand down weld bead with 80 grit.
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Re: Advice to pull the dents out of jacking point

#32 Post by Trevor Gates » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:22 pm

Almost forgot, step 9: Have beverage of choice and smile!
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Re: Advice to pull the dents out of jacking point

#33 Post by Craig Richter » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:56 pm

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Re: Advice to pull the dents out of jacking point

#34 Post by Dave Whittick » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:55 pm

It didn’t actually take that much heat to get it to move. I used a 5 lb slide hammer with a 90* hook. Metal finished the best I could then used a shrinking disc to knock down the high spots then shot it with dtm epoxy. Should only take a little polyester filler to smooth it out. Thanks all.
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Re: Advice to pull the dents out of jacking point

#35 Post by Martin Benade » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:30 pm

Good job, looks nice!

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Re: Advice to pull the dents out of jacking point

#36 Post by Mike Wilson » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:20 pm

Bravo!

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Re: Advice to pull the dents out of jacking point

#37 Post by Phil Planck » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:24 pm

You had lots of good input, made a good choice and got a good outcome.
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Re: Advice to pull the dents out of jacking point

#38 Post by Don Gale » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:29 pm

Looks great, nice job!
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Re: Advice to pull the dents out of jacking point

#39 Post by jay darlington » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:30 pm

nice job!
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Re: Advice to pull the dents out of jacking point

#40 Post by John Brooks » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:34 am

Jack point replacement. Worth reviewing
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