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I had a huge dent in my exhaust, I’m sure some of you will have seen it at the recent GBS open day. Steve at GBS was extremely helpful in offering a solution, a friend offered to sort it for me tho. He was a sheet metal worker and beat it back into round then polished it back up. Well chuffed. Did the extra rivet mod whilst it was off the car to stop the rattle. 
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Yeah I watched him do it, it took hours. He said it’s the hardest stainless he has ever seen. Work hardened I guess being hot and cold all the time. Vert impressive anyway. 

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Should have just altered the timing to get a load of back-fires on over run!!

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Your mate has some skills which I fear we are losing in this country with the removal of manual skills for our children in schools

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1 hour ago, phaeton said:

Your mate has some skills which I fear we are losing in this country with the removal of manual skills for our children in schools

Agreed. The world is becoming both automated and throw away. I’m afraid I’m guilty of assisting it too, I build electrical control for automated systems. 
 

It was a skill to watch, the dent didn’t simply push out from behind, it was very solid and took some extreme heavy hitting with a 2lb lump hammer believe it or not, all be it one with a mirror polished face. We didn’t have an anvil so makeshift tube in vice was used, then on to smaller hammers and dollies before filing, sanding and polishing. 

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