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Thats fixable. I fixed some major dents in metal tanks mostly by putting a long stell rod in the fill hole, bent to get in the location. Then with a body hammer on the outside and the rod inside used as your dolly. Put pressure on the low spots from inside and use your hammer to work the high points down. This is a "hammer off" techineque. Go slow.A stud gun and slide hammer work to but still will probable need a little hammer work.Then fill, prime , paint.Any bodyshop could fix it tooDrtbkr
Its best to keep filler no more than 1/8" thick. Drtbkr
I've had some success using a variation on the above. I took a 3/8" steel rod and threaded it on both ends for a egg shaped steel ball I made (w/threaded hole). Then I bent the rod into a "S" (one sharper-one more gradual). I screw the ball on which ever end might work best and try to lever out the dents by bracing against the tunnel. A little time/patience and a slapper will get most of it out but I always seem to ruin the paint.Initially I tried to bang the dent out from the inside. That didn't work too good cause there wasn't enough "swinging" room. Now, I just bend the rod as necessary to get the ball where I want it and "lever" off the tunnel to push it out.It's a bit easier since your R-5/DS-7 tank has a big cap opening...
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