Dent in the bed. Looking for ideas

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I had a wooden box in the bed today. Some slack from the tiedown got loose, and while I was backing into my driveway the tire ran over the tiedown and pinned the wooden box up against the cab leaving this huge dent. Trying to figure out what to do next. Any ideas?
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Consider it your first scar and memory with the truck. Not much besides pull, fill, paint and respray the liner.

Too deep, creased and paint is broken for paintless dent removal. Actual body work is needed. Cheap fix: Get a touch up paint pen from the dealer or your local auto paint shop and fill it in so it doesnt rust.
 

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Call it character and live with it.
 

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Ouch, the first dent always hurts the most.

If you can’t live with it, a trip to the body shop will be necessary.

if you can live with it, some paint will probably be a good idea to prevent rust, especially don’t live in the desert.
 
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Ouch, the first dent always hurts the most.

If you can’t live with it, a trip to the body shop will be necessary.

if you can live with it, some paint will probably be a good idea to prevent rust, especially don’t live in the desert.
Yeah. I’m right near the water. Rust is an issue.

I’m also concerned about the seal on mybed cover. Right now there’s a huge hump which I’m sure will let a lot of water in.
 

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Sorry that happened. You know what they say - $hit happens. You could talk with your insurance agent. Not sure what your deductible is but with todays prices that's probably about $1200-1500 at the body shop.
 

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My heart hurts seeing this. This is totally something I would do.

 

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Sorry, bummer that this happens to a new truck. I’d first get some free advice from a dealer or local body shop…I’d see if there is access to the dent from behind the back seat of Maverick to push the dent outward, (probably not). An experienced body guy could drill a hold and straighten out most of the bend. But at least temporarily get some rust retardant paint (right color) and with an artists brush to cover the damaged bodywork that is exposed so it will not rust. I too would guess $700-$1,200 (since you live in NY), but a good body guy could make most of it disappear with "filler" for a couple of hundred. But I would look at having the dent covered with bed liner.
 
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Is there an area behind the rear seat to get to this area and do a metal repair?
 

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Find your self a bed liner place they can re spray the lip and build it up no problem
This is your answer - not only will it look like it never happened, but it will look better than stock. A little massage with body tools and then they spray liner over that whole section below the glass.

Great idea Cubican!!
 

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If you don’t want to do full body shop repair you might try to DIY some sort of steel angle to cover the entire ledge and act as a guard for any future mishaps. Would touch up paint first though.
 
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