In Reply to: stud puller posted by Jim on December 30, 2018 at 23:40:36:
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.