Yesterday's Tractor Co. Tractor Parts for All Brands
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Tractor Manuals
Tractor Parts
Classified Ads
Photo Ads

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Enter your email address to receive our newsletter!

Restoration & Repair Tips Board

Ford 2N air cleaner dent

Author  [Modern View]

12-16-2013 06:37:10

Report to Moderator

45' Ford 2N restoration, oil bath air cleaner. I have a dent the size of a 50 cent piece on the side of the main body, about 1/8" deep. I cant get a body hammer or anything on the inside to hammer it back out. Looking for ideas, I want to use as little filler as possible before being painted.
Approx. 5-6" opening to get in the inside. I dont have torches to heat, but could borrow a set if needed. Ideas?

[Reply]   [No Email]

12-16-2013 12:52:12

Report to Moderator
 Re: Ford 2N air cleaner dent in reply to corchel1942, 12-16-2013 06:37:10  
Great ideas thank you. I am going to try the large pipe idea first. I think that will give me the results I need

[Reply]  [No Email]
Jason S.

12-16-2013 11:07:46

Report to Moderator
 Re: Ford 2N air cleaner dent in reply to corchel1942, 12-16-2013 06:37:10  
Take it to a body shop and have them use their stud welder on it. It spot welds a little soft metal stud in the dent. Then they take a slide hammer and pop the dent out. Then cut the stud with some side cutters and grind the head of the stud off. It removes the dent and leaves no hole in the metal. They probably wouldnt charge anything to do that.

[Reply]  [No Email]

12-16-2013 09:46:34

Report to Moderator
 Re: Ford 2N air cleaner dent in reply to corchel1942, 12-16-2013 06:37:10  
I had a similar situation once, and I cut a block of wood on the band saw, then tapped it in until it pushed the dent out.

[Reply]  [No Email]

12-16-2013 09:09:15

Report to Moderator
 Re: Ford 2N air cleaner dent in reply to corchel1942, 12-16-2013 06:37:10  
Remove the mesh "element" and slip the shell over a large-diameter pipe.

[Reply]  [No Email]
TJ in KY

12-16-2013 07:18:44

Report to Moderator
 Re: Ford 2N air cleaner dent in reply to corchel1942, 12-16-2013 06:37:10  
Just a wild idea, but what if you filled it with water and froze it, would it push dent out??

Just thinking outside of the box!

[Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Return to Forum]   [Add a Reply]

Hop to:
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters