[rescue] Help repairing badly dented / warped sheet metal casing (Seattle)...

John Floren john at jfloren.net
Wed Jun 15 03:15:56 CDT 2016

That's really sad to hear... Was there any insurance? My company has long
had a policy that we cannot insure shipments, which didn't help much when
our $50k server got run over by FedEx's forklift.

As for the metal damage, you might start by talking to auto body guys. Even
as an amateur, I got pretty good results with some hammers and a dent
puller. If you're willing to repaint, I bet a skilled auto body tech could
get it in decent shape.

Best of luck,

On Jun 15, 2016 10:04 AM, "Ian Finder" <ian.finder at gmail.com> wrote:

I recently received something very special to me, a Symbolics XL1200 LISP
machine, with framethrower and the works.

Despite being shipped in the original SMBX designed carton, UPS dealt a
great deal of damage to the system. It looks like it was hit by a truck.

After a lot of build-up, I'm very depressed at how this has turned out.

Is there anyone, preferably local, with the skill and tools to make this
thing look a little better?

How do I get started undoing the dents and extremely bent base?


- Ian

   Ian Finder
   (206) 395-MIPS
   ian.finder at gmail.com
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