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Jim    Posted 12-30-2018 at 23:40:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Do any of you guys use an electric stud puller to remove dents in sheet metal? If so how well do they work and which ones would you recommend and why? would think they would work better for cars (thinner sheet metal) than for tractors but not sure. Thanks

    Tom    Posted 01-02-2019 at 19:11:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I should have said that the stud puller is primarily used when there is no access to the back of the panel. It is seldom used when a hammer can be used from the rear. Generally, a stud puller is used when the access is only from the front.

    Tom    Posted 01-01-2019 at 09:17:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The electric stud guns work great on autobody work. They do take some learning, sometimes you use a slide hammer on the studs and other times you pull outward on a stud on a low ares while tapping with a hammer on the high area. I do not know how well they would work on the heavier metal on tractors.

    John in MIch    Posted 12-31-2018 at 18:49:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I am not a sheet metal or body man. In the 50s we made our own body patches and bolted them onto a 1949 Chevy, a 1050 Plymouth and several 1954 to 1956 Fords. My last attempts were 2 1973 Ford Mavericks, my wife's and her mother's.
    I admire those who can work metal. I worked with a person who's hobby was metal art.
    He had made an apple tree and a horse. Fabulous pieces.
    I had talked to him about a haywagon rim that the bead was bent 90 degrees to the direction of rotation. He took it home on Friday and came back with it on Monday. I could not hardly tell that it had ever been damaged.
    I think the "trick" is to move the metal gently. Any hard blow with a hammer will overstretch the metal. Another thing he used was heat and cold water. Don't ask me exactly how.
    Good luck.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 12-31-2018 at 12:47:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Electric stud gun. I would venture to guess that with some heat on tractor fenders thy might work. I would imagine that without heat, you would pull the studs off with the slide hammer.

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