Fixing endcap dent

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Rostam
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Fixing endcap dent

Post by Rostam » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:23 pm

I believe the shop that worked on my Avion put a dent in the endcap of my Avion a couple of years back and they did not report it :(
I noticed it several months later.
Found a fix based on Airforum member T. G. Twinkie's post. Put a tube on the dent, and a piece of plywood (that had a small hole drilled in the center) on top of the tube, and then used our vacuum cleaner to pop out the dent. I believe its 90% fixed! I used our personal vacuum cleaner (not a shop vac). I expect better results with a shop vac.
Here are some photos.
1978 Avion 26-H (Rear twin beds, center bath, front dinette)
2012 Mercedes Benz GL 350 Bluetec, 3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel, 3.45 Axle Ratio

nralifer
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Re: Fixing endcap dent

Post by nralifer » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:56 pm

Cool! Why didn't I think of that!?!?!
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Tom
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Re: Fixing endcap dent

Post by Tom » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:16 pm

Need to figure out how to view your demo photos.....Tom '61T20

KYAvion
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Re: Fixing endcap dent

Post by KYAvion » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:49 pm

Unfortunately when Tapatalk took over our prior webhost backups of pics couldn't be made, so many pics were lost. Fortunately we are with a new host now and have full access to the file system, so that this cannot occur again.
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Re: Fixing endcap dent

Post by KYAvion » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:45 pm

I was able to dig these pics up...
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Re: Fixing endcap dent

Post by Tom » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:52 pm

Thanks...I'll have to give that a try. We were kinda proud of dented up, polished hulk. Tom '61T20

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