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toomanytoyz
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PostSubject: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:23 pm

So my miata came with a huge dent in the passenger rear quarter. A friend of mine suggested a BRILLIANT way to try and fix it. So I tried it today. Wink And this is relevant, because you can use it on ANY car! Razz

This is what I started with:


And the day I bought it - only close-up I had!


So you ready for this? Get a basketball. And do this to it:


Have yourself one of these ready:


And then do this:






Hit it with this:


Tap outside with hammer. Deflate. Move. Repeat. Deflate. Move. Repeat. Etc, etc, etc.

Here it is in progress and after about an hour of messing around on the last one:














It actually looks better in person right now than the pics show. I don't know if it looks better than it did when I started, but it definitely looks... different. lol. It will need some filler when I'm done. But that's ok, cuz I'm going to paint it anyways....

I need to hit Modell's and get me a couple different sized balls to get into the smaller areas. And no, a kids kick-type ball won't work. They explode. Ask me how I know? "Wow Wow Wubzy" will never be the same. lol! Just don't tell my 3 year old daughter what I did to her ball!

Anyways, now I may hit Harbor Freight and get some cheap bodyworking tools. I think I'm getting the hang of it!

Oh, and I may or may not have moved the inner trunk support a bit too. Hopefully the battery will fit back in there! But at least now I can get my arm and hands up into the fender where I couldn't at first. I can just use my BFH to readjust it when I'm all done.

Stay tuned. There's more to come. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:38 pm

Wow, I never thought you would get it back that close to the original lines! Everyone loves a little redneck engineering every now and then. Good job. -Joe
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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:48 pm

Brilliant!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:00 pm

Brilliant!! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:15 pm

Cool. Very interesting idea... It makes you wonder how the first guy came up with the idea to do it.

I think you are over thinking it though. Just drive the thing. The dent brings a, be it just a sniff, air of masculinity.

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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:18 pm

So a soccer ball should be tough enough for the next size down
After that I have no clue
Why dont you take it to the dent wizards, pay $100 & have it better then anything you'll ever do?

BTW....Whats with the bacon?

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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:23 pm

sdstick wrote:
Why dont you take it to the dent wizards, pay $100 & have it better then anything you'll ever do?

BTW....Whats with the bacon?

So disappointing Steve. Surprised
You save $100, and bang a dent out of a car with a basket ball and compressed air. That is why. How cool is that? cheers

Sould it matter that the ball is bigger than the car?Razz

BTW....Bacon taste good.Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:31 pm

I liked the dent. Sad It added character. And the way you drive it at the autocross people would have assumed you did it. pale Might cost you a ride in the V to keep me from telling Bella about wow wow wubzy. And bacon is the candy of meat, by the way.


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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:32 pm

8bud wrote:
And bacon is the candy of meat, by the way.
I thought I was the only one who thought that. Arrow

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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:55 pm

Ha! Smile

Yeah, Steve... This was an attempt at a "Huh! That's AWESOME! Why the Hell didn't EYE think of that? I wonder if it'll work?" type of thing. Wink

Mmmmmm.... Bacon.

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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:13 pm

LOL. I honestly liked that dent as you know, because it looked HILARIOUS. The appearance of it made you puzzled..."How the hell did that happen?"

But wow, that's pretty ingenious. I thought you were gonna use something like dry ice or a plunger when I saw the thread title...the only things I've ever gotten dents out with were suction cups, and that made me feel wicked smaht.
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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:45 am

My body work guy did that with a football in a door, popped that dent right out. Never would have thought about that for a 1/4 panel though. Nice work.

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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:46 pm

Let me tell you, it looked great going past me on 202 this morning Razz Unless that was a different Miata with slo-dime plates
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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:08 pm

1984twodoor wrote:
Let me tell you, it looked great going past me on 202 this morning Razz Unless that was a different Miata with slo-dime plates

Wasn't me! I only used that plate once to get it home when i bought it!




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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:09 pm

You always bring your car to job sites? scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:11 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
You always bring your car to job sites? scratch

Good eye. So much for that. Wink

I did yesterday. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:16 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:
You always bring your car to job sites? scratch

Good eye. So much for that. Wink

I did yesterday. Very Happy
Sorry. The fresh grated dirt and road cone gave it away.

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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:23 pm

That's hydroseed, bitch. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:26 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
That's hydroseed, bitch. Razz
This coming from a guy who needs a shoe horn to get in and out of his car. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:36 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
That's hydroseed, bitch. Razz
This coming from a guy who needs a shoe horn to get in and out of two of his cars Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:07 pm

@ Impalakid. that's exactly what I was going for.
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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:34 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
1984twodoor wrote:
Let me tell you, it looked great going past me on 202 this morning Razz Unless that was a different Miata with slo-dime plates

Wasn't me! I only used that plate once to get it home when i bought it!




Woah Woah Woah! You're telling me there are TWO miatas that live in New Hampshire!?!? and they're both red? Now thats just crazy talk! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Redneck Engineering brings you... BODY WORK!    Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:11 am

Cadet57 wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
That's hydroseed, bitch. Razz
This coming from a guy who needs a shoe horn to get in and out of two of his cars Razz

FIXT Laughing

What are you talking about? Suspect



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