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longld
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:12 am    Post subject: Straightening Front Bumper Wings Reply with quote

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...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:29 am    Post subject: Frame Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porta Power WORKED WONDERFULLY - GOT ONE FROM HARBOR FREIGHT for 100$, Took about 5 minutes to force out about 1 inch.
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