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Truck Bumper dent (Doh!)

Discussion in 'Trouble shooting' started by Rivethead, Aug 9, 2015.

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  1. Rivethead

    Rivethead Active Member Founding Member

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    So earlier in the year I went out hiking a bit. On close to the last day, I accidently backed into a solid object and ...

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    (doh!) I looked into pounding it out myself, but I'd have to remove the bumper. Anyway, I asked my regular auto tech about it and he said it would have to go to an auto body repair shop. Considering it is pretty much cosmetic, I just let it be.

    That said, I thought I'd toss it out there for a second opinion. How hard would it be to get this dent out? Big bucks or not much? The vehicle is a '04, Ford F150.

    Thanks!

    P.S. That green swirl is actually the plants being reflected off of the metal. That isn't paint or something that was picked up. Sorry for the crapalicious pic.
     
  2. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    Sorry to hear that. It could be worse. You might be able to beat it out. My only worry would be damaging the chrome and making it look worse.

    If you want to try it you would have to take the bumper off unless you can get enough access with it on. But I don't think you will have room to swing anything. I used a 2x4 and a hammer to beat out a dent in a fender. It took most of it out. I saw a video where a guy used the same method to remove a dent from a steal bumper like yours.

    Another option is to see if there is a used auto parts yard around your way with a good bumper on a F150. If you get it cheap enough it might be worth it to swap it out.

    James
     
  3. Rivethead

    Rivethead Active Member Founding Member

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    Thanks for the notes, etc. Indeed, I got underneath and there just isn't enough room to really swing a hammer. Good point regarding the chrome; it might make an even better mess. Considering how common the line is, it might be possible to pick up a replacement someplace. Oh well, I'm not real concerned about it. Thanks.
     
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    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    Your welcome. If it was me I would see if I could live with it like you said. But if I couldn't I would just try to find one and then before buying it I would attempt to beat the dent out. I would have to take it off to put the other one on anyway. If that didn't work out I would buy a the other bumper.

    That dent isn't too bad though. So how is he truck working?

    James
     
  5. Rivethead

    Rivethead Active Member Founding Member

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    Yah, I think I'll just let it be.

    In general, the rig runs real well. I haven't had any major issues with the F150 over the years; just, relatively, minor repairs and naturally prevenative maintenance.
     
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