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    Project '68 Sportvan Custom

    Bought and picked up Feb '18 from Colorado Springs, Co
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    Wow looks nice ! Have much rust ? Bill
    1966 Chevy G10 Panel, 283 small block/turbo 350,Disc brakes

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    legit 90 percent rust free, small spot in front of right rear tire but, dings and dents that didn't show up well in the previous owners sales pics. The price was reasonable and I drove all the way out there, so I wasn't coming back empty handed. Im trying my hand at body work.
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    dings and dents

    start with this one?
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    The steel on these old Vans is a lot thicker than newer cars, it doesn't pull out very easy and most of the places that need to work you can't get behind. Gotta start somewhere. It's all better when you get it covered up.
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    1966 Sportvan Deluxe 230 3 on tree (work in progress) Now 283 small block
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    nose dent

    before and progress
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    right rear corner

    before and progress
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    Wow

    Not being a body guy, I was wondering. Do you apply any heat when pulling that out?
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    Good question Mark,
    I have a door that "oil cans" if I push it out it will stay until I push it in...BOING!!

    Would heat help or just fill it?
    Mike

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    Im not a body guy either, diving into this level for the first time...yes, I am using heat, a handheld propane torch. And yes that nose dent wants to pop back. Im thinking I have to increase the perimeter to get it to stay out. An interesting side note, I have a cargo door with a lower dent, covered with bondo. As I heated the bondo to make it easier to remove, the dent popped out and stayed out. I let it cool down, then scraped the bondo off. Ray
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