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battered fork tins


Post by Gregg » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:25 am

My fork tins are a bit battered with age . Can anybody recommend someone who is good at straightening them out?

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Re: battered fork tins


Post by stump » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:39 am

i dont know if it will help you but my uncle used a soft faced hammer some homemade hardwood blocks sandpaper and a polishing wheel anfixed every piece of stainless trim on his 57 chevy(small dents &dings mostly ) just sayin if you have the time and patienceyou can do it!!

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Re: battered fork tins


Post by jdpan » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:58 am

I was able to get the hubcaps on my old Vette looking very nice using various shapes of wood blocks, a ballpeen hammer and a lot of finesse.. Might be worth a shot if you have the time.

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Re: battered fork tins


Post by Billpan58 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:37 am

my 58 fl has this affliction never did anything yet,consider it part of its history.if they are too perfect they belong in a museum.

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