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Old 04-01-2020, 06:57 AM   #21
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These are the worst pieces on the 47 Iím working on.
The first one is "ugly" IF you would like to send them, I'll be more than happy to work on them for you. I feel very confident the second one I can get back to concourse quality, the first one we'll have to see just how stretched it is? BUT I will do my best and IF need be I can also get my friend who taught me a lot of what I know to help me as well. IF you decide to send them I'm not sure "what" resources you have available to you there in Alaska BUT IF you have someone near by that sells 6' or 12' allthread rods (like a industrial fastener house like me) the cardboard tubes that it gets sent in are "good" for sending chrome strips and a piece of 1 x 1 will help keep it from getting bent.
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:31 AM   #22
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Interesting thread! I've got a piece of stainless trim from the inside door panel of my '48 Tudor that I accidentally bent. I've been unable to find a replacement, so I thought I'd try a repair. My first challenge has been to try to get the backing piece off so I can repair the front. The ends are pinched to keep the backing piece in place. I've tried to get something under that pinched area, but haven't had success yet. I'm afraid I'll damage the ends if I'm too aggressive. Suggestions are welcome! If anyone knows where I could get a replacement piece, please let me know.

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Old 04-01-2020, 07:59 AM   #23
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Interesting thread! I've got a piece of stainless trim from the inside door panel of my '48 Tudor that I accidentally bent. I've been unable to find a replacement, so I thought I'd try a repair. My first challenge has been to try to get the backing piece off so I can repair the front. The ends are pinched to keep the backing piece in place. I've tried to get something under that pinched area, but haven't had success yet. I'm afraid I'll damage the ends if I'm too aggressive. Suggestions are welcome! If anyone knows where I could get a replacement piece, please let me know.

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Getting that back piece off as you said is the "tricky" one for sure!!! I think I would see "IF" i could gently fold the two flanges upward with a small pair of needle nose pliers OR what I have found that works well and gives you more surface area to bend with is a pair of 90 degree bent nose needle nose pliers using the bent part enough to "maybe" slide that backing piece out. AS for the dent, start in the very middle or the highest crown of the trim piece first, THEN I would work on the two outer most "pinches" at the outer edges, THEN work your way inward on both sides toward the crown of the trim piece.
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Old 04-01-2020, 12:45 PM   #24
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The first one is "ugly" IF you would like to send them, I'll be more than happy to work on them for you. I feel very confident the second one I can get back to concourse quality, the first one we'll have to see just how stretched it is? BUT I will do my best and IF need be I can also get my friend who taught me a lot of what I know to help me as well. IF you decide to send them I'm not sure "what" resources you have available to you there in Alaska BUT IF you have someone near by that sells 6' or 12' allthread rods (like a industrial fastener house like me) the cardboard tubes that it gets sent in are "good" for sending chrome strips and a piece of 1 x 1 will help keep it from getting bent.
Thank you for the offer. The good news is both of the dents are on the same piece. The bad news is it is the long curved piece on the passenger side quarter panel of a coupe. I doubt it will fit into a cardboard tube, but Iíll see what I can do.
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