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homemade stud weld dent puller?

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I have a pretty nasty dent between my door frame and fender acrch on my 280z. Previous owner had it filled with way to much filler. To me i really need a spot weld dent puller, but money is an issue, as usual.

 

Anyone gotten creative on this topic?

 

I have a wire feed mig. I was thinking of tacking a wire, cutting the current and feeding a couple inches, then using a slide hammer with some sort of drill chuck to clamp the wire-assuming the wire/weld would hold.

 

Also thought about getting some small bolts, tacking them all over the the dented area, and making a thread on slide hammer out of all thread and a weight.

 

Either way its going to need a skim coat of filler. Cant get behind it at all for hammer/dolly because of the body structure. I just want to get it pulled as much as possible.

 

Short of buying a stud gun, who has ideas?????

 

Thanks!

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sell the wire feed welder and buy a stud gun?   

 

what i'de do is weld on some large washers. thread a cable into the washer eye and hook  a come-along to the cable and pull the dent out

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If the interior is removed you should be able to access the back of the damaged area. Do you have any pictures?

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I can get pictures in the garage later. Where the dent is on a z there is unibody structure behind it with 2 small (inch or two) access holes. I think i can get a wooden dowl angled through to tap some of the dent out.

The washer idea isnt to bad!

Thanks!

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