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Hi guys,

I know I know… I should have picked up the G5 by myself. Unfortunately I didn't, because I don't have a car (master student) and it was too far away.

The G5 I got from eBay does have the typical bent stand of the rear stand on the right side (G5 door side).
I guess it happend during the transportation :(

Looks like this: http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=51542

Has someone been able to repair that kind of damage?
 
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I roughed the inner surfaces as best I could, liberally put JB Weld into the gap with a toothpick and tightly clamped it with 2 clamps for 48 hours.

Looks great and is still holding firm.
 
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I roughed the inner surfaces as best I could, liberally put JB Weld into the gap with a toothpick and tightly clamped it with 2 clamps for 48 hours.

Looks great and is still holding firm.

Excellent! For the "roughing" these surfaces I have to totally strip down the case and even take the case itself apart?
 
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Excellent! For the "roughing" these surfaces I have to totally strip down the case and even take the case itself apart?

No, I used a small putty knife with 100 grit sandpaper wrapped around the blade.
 
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Good luck.

For really bad bends I'd recommend the strip down though and then bending the damage the other way. Aluminium tends to have a memory of where it is bent and bending it the other way and then more or less straight will help your repair to stick.

And yes, stripping it down is a major pain, so I hope the putty knife and the clamps do it for you!
 
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