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  1. If you are building a big motor LS engine and are currently considering an intake from Nelson Racing Engines we have one ready to go. We decided to go another route so we are selling this Intake system. It has never been used and is in its original packaging. Complete with Intake ant eater, 8 injectors, with plugs, fuel rails etc. Complete just the way we got it from Nelson. If you want extreme 680 horsepower and you do not want to wait for Nelson to make one for an LS tall deck block and heads then give me a call because this one is ready to go! Jeff 210-695-5151
  2. 54 Truck Dent Removal by Jeff Lilly Restorations

    20. As seen it pulls the dent right out! 21. He grinds the pin weld down to nothing and it is now time to run the metal file over it to see what we have. 22. This metal file has 8 teeth per inch, it works well and cuts metal nicely. We will demonstrate in the next caption 23. Slide the file in an x pattern across the panel and it will shave a thin layer off the top. This shows the highs and lows and gives you a gauge to where you are with the straitening process. If you need to slap some more now is the time. Bob likes what he sees so he will go on to the final step 24. Bob likes to work his metal to the inth degree so he uses a 17 inch block with 80 grit to give it a final check and he feels satisfied when total contact is made on the panel denoting a finished repair. 25. The finished product! A few coats of high build primer and you are ready to paint. SOURCE: Jeff Lilly Restorations LLC 11125 F.M. 1560 San Antonio, Texas 210-695-5151
  3. 54 Truck Dent Removal by Jeff Lilly Restorations

    10. This dolly is smaller then what we previously used, it has an hour glass configuration which allows you to hold it with your fingers and get closer to the panel. We will remove this entire dent using this technique. As noted in caption 8. this second technique is what we will finish out the first dent to completion, but for efficient use of photos we are going on to the second dent to show this technique. 11. A close up shows the serrated teeth of a slap file. This method of dent repair actually is reverse of the hammer and dolly method. You still use the spiral technique but instead of pounding out the dent the opposite way it was put in, you actually slap the panel the same way the dent was put in to the panel. The dolly is placed on the back side and with a bit "2 lbs" of force you place it on the outer edge of the dent and when you use the slap file it needs to touch directly on the same spot where the dolly is placed on the opposite side. In other words, they should meet. The teeth on the file allows the metal being pushed from the dolly to work it's self in to the teeth allowing the dent to come back to the surface. 12. The same spiral method is used. 13. Bob uses a vinyl reinforce slap file but gloves should be worn if it is a bare file because it can tend to abuse your hands. 14. Bob places the dolly on the outside perimeter of the dent and slaps the same spot and bit by bit the serrated teeth fill with metal which pulls the steel to a level surface. 15. PHOTO OF SERRATION SPOTS In this section we take 1/8th or less depth dents and use a pin spot welder. 16. The pins come in different sizes 7/64 1/8 etc. 17. Most pin spotters are set to weld the pin to the metal with out burning. We place it in the designated center of the dent and pull the trigger. 18. As seen it is welded on and ready for a pull 19. Bob now uses the " Ding Near Perfect tool . See the circular basket. It is very similar to a rivet gun with a circular basket on the end.
  4. Dent Removal These dent removal techniques will work on any vehicle with steel. 1. We picked out three dents with different depths on this 36 Ford Truck Cab. We will use the top three methods to repair each one. 2. Tools of the trade are as follows, Hammer, Dollies, Slap files, angle grinder, metal file. 3. We will start with the deepest dent. In general any dent that is 1/8th of an inch in depth or more should be worked out to around 80 percent using a hammer with the correct face and a matched dolly. 4. This particular hammer has a slight crown or dome which keeps it from making contact on the outside edge thus a smoother finish. As seen the dolly has the same slight crown. 5. A spiral is the key. More often then not a dent is not perfectly round but we will use this for demonstration purposes. You start on the outside and work the dolly and hammer in a circular motion until you meet in the center, thus gathering up the metal bit by bit. 6. Bob, a soft-paw holds the hammer in his left hand and the dolly in his right, a right handed person would switch. Notice how he holds the dolly so the center makes most of the contact. If you do not have the vehicle apart you cannot gain access to the back side. This is important, but at the end of this article we will show you another technique that will allow you to remove smaller dents without having any rear access. 7. Get comfortable so you can get a nice swing and make even contact with the panel. How you hold the dolly is important. Just 1/8th to 1/4 qter of an inch inside the dent away from where the hammer strikes on the outside of the dent is best. This will allow easy dent removal with out having to strike the panel so hard. 8. Bob works his magic and the dent is disappearing. After he removes it 80 percent or so he goes on to slap filing for final removal. In the next captions we will show you how to use this slap file method and that will be the same way we finish this dent. 9. This 2nd dent is 1/8 th deep and we chose it to demonstrate removal of the dent using a slap file and dolly but no hammer.
  5. 21. Once it is the best you can get it simply cut off the pin and grind it flush. 22. We also use a long handled dolly for hard to reach areas. 23. Placed in the right area he starts to tap it out. 24. Slap file again to raise the surface. 25. Looking good. Fully touched by the serrated file teeth. 26. Sand it smooth to check it. 27. Ready to rock. SOURCE Jeff Lilly Restorations 11125 f.m. 1560 Helotes, Texas 78023 210-695-5151
  6. 11. On to the slapping file. This tool actually pulls the dent out by allowing the metal to release in to the file teeth as it strikes the surface. "Reverse Shrinking" is what the old timers call it. This is a slow but sure method that can be learned with a little time. 12. A clsose up shows the serrated teeth are making contact on the high/level spots and the low untouched areas are needing more attention. The key is to hold the dolly in the low untouched section as you tap it with the file and it will pull the dent out. 13. The spot is smaller now so Mani uses a round dome dolly which is excellent for placement in tight areas and small imperfections. 14. She is about there and coming around. 15. The final step is to DA sand it to check one last time. She is primer ready with no filler needed. 16. Another dent removal technique is the stud welder which works great when you do not have acess to the back said. 17. We find the center and weld a stud on to start the process. 18. She is ready for a pull. 19. The baby slide hammer makes short work of it. 20. Now using the hand tool he taps around the perimeter while pulling 5 lbs of pressure and she starts to work out.
  7. 5. Using the high crown dolly we place it directly on the highest point to demonstrate. We will now flip the fender back over to perform the techniques. 6. Mani holds the dolly as instructed in the last caption. We begin tapping with medium pressure being sure to make square contact with each blow. We perform a circle all around the perimeter on the outer edge of the dent. While holding the dolly on the backside of the center it starts to release the metal allowing it to go back to its original shape. 7. Once he gets it roughed out he uses a slapping spoon and repeats the process. This tool allows more surface contact then the hammer but less strike force so it is great for finishing off the smaller imperfections. 8. Again working from the outer perimeter in a circle toward the center with the same method the spoon slapper takes it to the next level. 9. Once all the dents are worked out he blasts the surface then block sands it with an 80 grit for any last spots. He is checking for the right contour and as seen she has a nice shape. 10. Using an oval shaped dolly he can work out the little details.