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Greg



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:50 pm    Post subject: realigning back bumper Reply with quote

I've tried the big freaking hammer, all it does is bounce back...mocking me. Any other thoughts?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remove the bumper and use pipe wrenches to bend and tweak it back into shape. (or just buy mine Very Happy )
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're probably will have to take the bumper off and either do as Jon suggested, or use a HEAVY piece of metal behind the bend/dent and use a shop hammer to flatten the bend to the back dolly (metal) I used a 50 lb. anvil to straighten my Thing bumper. Smaller dents can be beat out using a body shop dolly as the backing. The problem is getting into position to hit the bend/dent with the bumper bolted to the vehicle. In any case, the bumper needs to be between a hammer and an immovable hard place. Some times it can be done by putting the bumper on a piece of wood on a cement step/sidewalk/garage floor etc. and beat the slop out of it there.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm, all good thoughts, now to plan my attack Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope these "technical" solutions are not too complicated. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clyde is good with a hammer if you want to wait till volks stock..
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe wrote:
Clyde is good with a hammer if you want to wait till volks stock..


That's cool, it's been like this since before I bought it anyway. Smile

edit: but I'm not sure how much free time he will have. It's not high priority in any case.
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