Joined: Mar 21, 2017 Posts: 16 Location: Peoria, AZ
Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:12 am Post subject: Straightening Front Bumper Wings
My Willys has one front frame wing bent slightly which is not letting the new bumper screw holes line up (off one hole width). Anyone had success with using a porta power to straighten these up? - tried searching but can't find anything- would think this is a common problem.
thanks guys for all your help... _________________ Lee Long
1953 M38A1 USMC
If it's a left to right problem the porta-power will work without a lot of setup equipment. If it's a vertical issue you'll need shoring and if it needs to come down an upper brace point. Often a torch, heat and a hammer will solve this. _________________ Wes K
45 MB, 51 M38, 54 M37, 66 M101A1, 60 CJ5, 76 DJ5D, 47Bantam T3-C & 5? M100
Joined: May 14, 2007 Posts: 535 Location: Placentia, CA
Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:29 am Post subject: Frame
Mine was slightly bent too. I beat it back into place with a large sledge hammer. I didn't use any heat. Before I started pounding, I clamped a 2x4 to the frame. I went slow and didn't go too crazy with the sledge. Mostly beat on the wood, not the metal.
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