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    I need to remove badge mount on a 1952 tank to do body work then re attach, any tips on removing badge mount?

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    The mounts are spot welded to the tank, grind carefully on the spot welds to remove mounts in pieces.
    Many times dents can be removed with mounts in place.
    Post a photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay70 View Post
    I need to remove badge mount on a 1952 tank to do body work then re attach, any tips on removing badge mount?
    How serious are the dents in that area, Jay? My 1951-53 tanks had some dents in the area of the badge mount, but my painter was able to completely remove the dents without disturbing the mounts. If you're having a professional do this work, ask him if the mounts are a problem. I know most of us like to do as much work ourselves as we can, but there are times when it's best to turn it over to a professional.

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    Jay, If you do this yourself, please post photos of the process. I have 2 sets of 51-53 tanks I need to do.
    Thanks,
    Ralph
    Ralph

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    If you do remove the badge mounts, I would suggest making deep scribe lines in the tank so you can re-attach the mounts in the same place. I did that with a '48-'50 tank I had. However, I would avoid taking the mounts off, unless it's necessary. Many of these 'paintless' dent remover guys are very talented, and I would let them look at it first.
    Eric Smith
    AMCA #886

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    I did remove and fix the tank it is done .But as the one gentleman said lightley drill spot welds.They are shallow and then I used a plastic scraper to remove them and brazed back in place once body work was done.

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