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Bed damage alternatives

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cumminsdiesel, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Apr 25, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    cumminsdiesel

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    Long story short, I let a buddy use my truck to pull out a Powerjoke out and he hooked a chain to my bumper, needless to say he f'd up my bumper pulling out the 10k lbs. truck but did get it out..

    I don't want to buy a new bed (I know its creased).. what can I do to fix this?? Maybe some bondo to patch it up, then paint over it?? Thanks for the input.

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  2. Apr 25, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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    JLee

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    Cut it out and weld in some ne sheet metal don't bondo that up like that. You can go to a junk yard and cut it off another truck.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    cumminsdiesel

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    Sheet metal?? How would that look? I just figured bondo would be quick and easy for college kid with limited tools at school :confused:
     
  4. Apr 25, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    Take it to the body shop and hand your buddy the bill.
     
  5. Apr 25, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    x2, go to a junk yard and cut a patch pannel off another truck, then cut the same shape out of yours and weld in the new piece. The less bondo the better
     
  6. Apr 25, 2011 at 11:17 PM
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  7. Apr 25, 2011 at 11:18 PM
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    Cut bedsides off and build a high clearance bumper.
     
  9. Apr 26, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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    I'd love to if I wasn't 200 miles from home haha.. Finding clean Taco's in junkyards that aren't already torn apart in Cleveland, Ohio is like finding gold.. I think torching apart a used bed would be out of the question. Is bondo that bad? I mean it's a ten year old truck that I just put 75k miles on in a little over a year, I'm not too worried for it to be beautiful anymore, haha.
     
  10. Apr 26, 2011 at 11:15 AM
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    Bondo should be a thin film just to even out the surface not to fill dents if you can beat out the panel and get it straight again more power to you be I think from personal experience a patch a panel would be the best way to do it.


    or this^
     
  11. Apr 26, 2011 at 10:37 PM
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    I think I'm seeing a trend... :D
     
  12. Apr 27, 2011 at 3:20 AM
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    You are brave to let your buddy take your truck to pull someone out. I hardly let anyone I trust drive my truck on the street when Im not riding with them. But your best bet is try beating it out some what, a patch panel or the body shop.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2011 at 6:01 AM
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    I am agreeing with everybody else. He fucked up the truck doing something stupid...he foots the bill.
     
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