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whats the correct way to fix this
#1416631 Sun Jul 11 2021 07:18 PM
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My cab took a pretty hard hit on the back roof area at the rear window. I was wondering what the best way to fix this.

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Re: whats the correct way to fix this
29tons #1416655 Sun Jul 11 2021 11:20 PM
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Re: whats the correct way to fix this
29tons #1416692 Mon Jul 12 2021 12:17 PM
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I believe that dent is partially hidden by the inner roof panel. A stud welder and slide hammer would be your best bet, but you may be able to pry from the inside with a flat bar (while tapping down the high spots), with the end ground smooth so you don’t leave dimples.

Last edited by Phak1; Mon Jul 12 2021 12:18 PM.

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Re: whats the correct way to fix this
29tons #1416734 Mon Jul 12 2021 05:54 PM
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The HB stud welder works well enough and is cheap.

Re: whats the correct way to fix this
29tons #1416758 Mon Jul 12 2021 08:47 PM
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I don't know what HB is? HF?
Anyway the "best way" is the way YOU can do it. If it has access on the inside, it's a no brainer. If not, I could not pull it out without being able to dolly it back down because you can't pull it to original shape. At least I could not. It would have highs and maybe lows after pulling. You can't get rid of the highs unless you have a lot of experience and tools. I think the idea is to pull it almost back up and then fill. Don't create any protrusion.

I would have to cut the piece out, shape it and weld it back on. Been there, done that. Works for me.


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Re: whats the correct way to fix this
29tons #1416765 Mon Jul 12 2021 10:15 PM
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Yes, HF. Fatfingered.


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