View Full Version : Stupid tree's....
06-18-2011, 05:39 PM
Well, yesterday I was at silver lake sand dunes and needless to say I was being kind of an idiot and ended up not technically getting stuck... but I ended up in a place that was very difficult to get out. I kept trying to wiggle my way around in the deep, loose sand. I ended up sliding down right by a tree and got within a few inches and kept slowly sliding towards the tree. I figured if I gun it I could get around it fast enough.. aaand I was almost right. if I had a few more inches I would have been fine...
so now that my long story is over with. I ended up putting a nice little dent in the bed of my truck. the paint didn't scratch (not sure if it was because I waxed it a few days beforehand) but now I have this nasty dent in the side of my box. is there any cheap ways for me to pull this out? I don't want to pay out my ass for it to get pulled since i don't really have the money. would any sort of dent puller work? one that doesn't require bondo and paint?
thanks ahead of time everybody.
here is the ruts I made sliding down...
06-18-2011, 05:47 PM
06-18-2011, 09:25 PM
True story! I am just glad it wasn't as bad as I originally figured it was going to be. Just still annoying to have.
06-20-2011, 09:12 PM
Hey there, that's why I don't get a car or truck that is colored white, dents and scratches can be seen easily. You can try pushing or hammering out the dent from the inside :)
06-20-2011, 09:15 PM
Try pulling whatever you can of the dent out with a suction cup or toilet plunger. There looks like some areas will still be bumpy, but it should make it less...concave :lol:
Sorry about the dent though :(
06-21-2011, 11:56 PM
I like the plunger idea! i'll give that a shot tomorrow afternoon sometime.
I wish I could get behind it but there is basically no room behind my taillight.
06-22-2011, 12:13 AM
**** happens wen your goin uphill in a tight spot in the sand lol
06-27-2011, 09:38 AM
plunger didn't work. it'll pull it out a little but once I lightly touch it, it goes right back to where it was.
06-27-2011, 09:43 AM
maybe use somethin stronger than a plunger..like the suction cup things they use to carry plate glass..they sell them around here at Harbor Freight cheap..
or theres always trying dry ice :dunno:
06-27-2011, 04:15 PM
I am definitely trying this dry ice thing this weekend. that looks like it'll work.
I'll try some youtube searching and see if it'll work.
06-29-2011, 01:30 PM
I haven't had much luck with the dry ice thing but post back up if you have luck with it :thumbup: At most auto parts stores they sell suction cubs just for this and you should be able to get a lot of it out but it'll be hard near the top of the bed. The key to using the suction cup is leverage.
06-29-2011, 01:51 PM
Stick a 2x4 between the bed panels and slowly, carefully push it out. There kind of looks like a crease in it and that is going to take a professional and paint work to do.
06-29-2011, 01:55 PM
I tried dry ice this weekend on my truck and I was a waste of time. It's a good thing that it is cheap.
06-29-2011, 05:29 PM
Alright. I'll see if I have any luck with it this weekend.
my neighbors boyfriend has a suction cup-type thing that we used on it. it would come out a little, but once i touched it
it would go right back to where it was before. same as the plunger. grr. hopefully my luck turns around this weekend. I'll see if I can manage to squeeze anything behind the taillight and get it out a little that way.
thanks again everybody.
06-29-2011, 05:47 PM
At least this didnt happen......Video---->
Was some guy who got his truck stuck at haspin acres offroad park while we were there. Teal obs was with us, white nbs was some random guy who asked for a pull.
06-29-2011, 07:50 PM
Holy sh**!!! that sucks!
What did the guy say to you about it?
got any pictures or anything of the aftermath?
06-29-2011, 08:01 PM
Didnt say much, said he only had the truck for about a month. Then drove away.
06-29-2011, 08:03 PM
hahah. that sucks! shouldn't take a daily driver that you just bought there then.
06-29-2011, 08:23 PM
i hit a tree once
06-29-2011, 08:57 PM
^^:lol: Its funny if you actually KNOW
06-29-2011, 09:55 PM
no one knows...
06-29-2011, 11:26 PM
i hit a tree once
whats the story behind it?
I lost a fight to a tree once.
I sat shotgun in this van 3 years ago. still haven't fully recovered. it's making it very difficult to try and become a mechanic.
06-30-2011, 05:43 AM
Holy crap dude! You're lucky to be alive I'd say!!!
06-30-2011, 07:36 AM
:looking:.... are ya still walking after that???
06-30-2011, 09:08 AM
yeah, I'm walking. it took a few months though
I broke 7 ribs, my shoulder, and my hip in 3 spots. 8 days in a coma, months of physical, speech, and occupational therapy. I was able to walk about 2 months after the accident. I was suppose to wait until the lady from physical therapy gave me to go to walk... but my doctor gave me a date of when the earliest I could walk again, so I did. haha I sat there and got out of my wheel chair with crutches and re-taught myself to walk. (not like it's something you could forget :lol: )
something went wrong when they intubated me, a tube must have scratched my throat or they used too big of a tube or something, because I got "subglottic stenosis (http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/865437-overview)" Basically, scar tissue would build up in my airway and it would shrink down to the size of a McDonald's straw in a mater of 3 weeks time after a surgery. Had about 15 (give or take) before I had my "major" surgery. They went into my throat and cut out the spot that kept building up scar tissue and cut it out, pulled my throat back together and sewed it back up. it's been about 2 1/2 years since that surgery and I have only had a few since then. Only problem is I have a traumatic brain injury and if any of you have or know somebody with one... you probably have an idea of how crappy they are. Every day it's a new challenge but I am determined to get into the field and get a job as a technician in a shop somewhere and I won't stop until I reach my goal.
i doubt that made a lot of sense because the story is long and was a huge mess in almost every way.
sorry for the sidetrack off of pulling a dent. haha
thanks again everybody for the help
07-01-2011, 05:14 AM
Am not sure how you are going to do it I had used a wooden block on the outerside of the bending and hammered the block slowly.Fortunately my bending was not recognizable,I think you can try the same.
07-01-2011, 05:43 AM
There are companies that specialize in paintless dent repair. I checked out some videos on you tube and it looks like they could solve your dent issue. I'm not sure how much it costs, but I would try that before you accidentally make it worse with a home remedy.
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