1970 Cutlass core support fix help

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I'm finally back to working on my car after a deployment. I was treating the rust and prepping it for some paint when I noticed the driver side headlight section is bent on the core support. Any idea how I will go about fixing this? Hammer and dolly, heat, etc? I would really like to keep the original. Especially with this car/part being a 1 year production.
-Happy Father's Day
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:26 am
Hammer and dolly should take care of that pretty easy.
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'68 Coronet R/T wrote:Hammer and dolly should take care of that pretty easy.

I figured that. I tried to work the bend out with a common household hammer and it didn't move much. I will go get a hammer and dolly set and watch/read more on it. This is some good metal and stubborn. Thank you.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:44 pm
Get a bigger hammer.
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I grabbed a 4 pounder and the hammer and dolly set. I'm going to start on it tomorrow.



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'68 Coronet R/T wrote:Get a bigger hammer.

Thank you for all the help. It's not perfect but it will do.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:33 am
It's amazing what you can do if you beat on it long enough.
I've had my wife position fenders and parts on the conc. driveway
so I could smack it from behind. :mrgreen:
JC.

(It's not custom painting-it's custom sanding)

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