Advice on removing dent from the tank of a vintage Schwinn Jaguar..thanks!

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  1. #1 Posted Mar 27, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I am restoring this '59 Schwinn Jaguar and am thinking that using a soft rubber hammer over a block of Styofoam will be the best way to improve the appearance..ideas? http://i.imgur.com/3wDU2FT.jpg
     
  2. #2 Posted Mar 27, 2017

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    I remember seeing a video somewhere, maybe Youtube, guy was hammering sheet metal supported on a sand bag. People post all kinds of how-to videos on YouTube.
     
  3. #3 Posted Mar 28, 2017

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    That's an excellent tip! Thanks so much!
     
  4. #4 Posted Jun 6, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Harbor freight sells a small hand size leather shot filled bag that is perfect if you can get to both sides of the dent. If it's just a soft dent and not a crease in the tin, hammer and dolly work is much easier on vintage sheet metal it will usually return to it's original shape.
     
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  5. #5 Posted Jun 9, 2017

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    Here's how I did it on a fender. 1st picture the offending dent.

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  6. #6 Posted Jun 9, 2017

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    Next picture is the same dent but the surface has been cleaned a bit and it is from the other direction, this dent is almost a crease.

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  7. #7 Posted Jun 9, 2017

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    My tools.

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    Dent from the underside. I mark the peak with a paint pen.

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    Trusty homemade wooden mallet and the shot filled leather bag from Harbor Freight, and after a couple of well aimed smacks. A picture of the little bike the fender goes on.

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