200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

oddball
So I tweaked the fount here, pictures don't show it too good. The frame rest is pretty crooked. Ive read alot about dent removal but not too sure how to fix this.

I dont have a gentle touch so Im worried about screwing this one up worse
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SteveRetherford

it doesnt look very bad to me . for these i have a fuel cap with a shrader valve instaled in it , with this i can add more than the usual pressure with a compressor and they will usualy make this situation look a lot better . some of the others here have other ways to do the same .

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oddball
That is an idea, though I remember a while back somebody tried that and ballooned the bottom out. Ill have to watch the pressure.
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dkehoe

I just fixed a 202 with much the same problem but worse mine Was drooped on its head and the collar dented in the font half way around. it was leaning about an inch and a half from top to bottom. I got it good and hot in almost boiling water and attached my air gun to the top of the valve where the Genny screws on. It fit perfectly I pulled the trigger and opened the valve slowly the thing straightened right out and looks perfect. It did not even ripple the nickle.

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Brent

Robert, tilted founts are the easiest to correct. Use a compressor and it should just move up slowly. The fount that ballooned was a cat heater fount, they are not made to withstand pressure, so dont worry. I have not tried the hot water first, but that is safe heat and heat moves metal easier. Brent

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oddball
Thanks guys it worked like a charm, well good enough at least. I used the filler opening since my air nozzle fit tight in it
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Brent

Good deal! BRENT

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