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Nostalgic Dave
06-08-2007, 01:35 AM
At one time I read a good article on the board here about how to properly remove dents in a roof skin, but heck if I can find the article now. I have a '60 Impala with about 4 dents in the side of the roof where somebody stood on it or whacked it with something. The dents are shallow, but have a crescent shaped crease on the curved edge of the roof. The crease is a high spot. I have access to the inside of the roof since there is no headliner in it at this time. Can someone point me to the article that explained how to fix these type of dents, or give instruction again? I want to do this correctly and use as little filler as possible. Thanks!

06-08-2007, 06:33 AM
I would just hammer and dolly if they are on the sides and no head liner.(Hammer OFF dolly so you dont stretch the metal) Then use a little filler.

John Kelly
06-08-2007, 08:02 AM
Hi Dave,

This photo album might help:


Dent repair articles:


But if you have pictures to share, that is the best way to get started.

John www.ghiaspecialties.com

06-11-2007, 02:51 PM
Here is an article right here on this site that may be of help. http://www.autobodystore.com/ms14.htm. Read it thru and it will give you a good idea about those "cresent shaped crease" "brows".


Nostalgic Dave
06-12-2007, 01:06 AM
Thanks guys, I gave it a try and it worked out great. only a skim-coat of filler needed and it will be good as new. Brian, that is the article I was thinking of, thanks!