Bent bumper on a 389

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  1. Coffey

    Coffey Medium Load Member

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    I Accidentally bent the right side of my bumper this morning as I was backing in to a farm I was hoping someone could tell me ways to straight it back out to normal or how much it would cost an shop to do it thanks
     
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  3. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Unfortunately if its creased you'll never get it back looking decent. If its just a minor twist you might be able to hook a soft sling around it and gently pull it straight with a comealong. Just use some caution because things can go sideways pretty quick when you're putting tension on stuff.
     
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  4. Coffey

    Coffey Medium Load Member

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    the top of it by the hood got jam into a crease but the front side is sticking out about 5 inches in front of the truck and still is Smooth
     
  5. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    Easiest way is to use a piece of wood and a helper. Put the wood between bumper and something solid and gentle with the clutch. If you don’t have a helper you can use a jack. Either way be careful,because if the wood slips out you can make a bigger mess.
     
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  6. abyliks

    abyliks Heavy Load Member

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    Just a regular ~18” bumper is like $400, not the end of the world
     
  7. Coffey

    Coffey Medium Load Member

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    That ain't to bad I already offer to buy the replacement if we can't get it straight
     
  8. lester

    lester Road Train Member

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    I had one of mine bent pretty good and a nice crease. Took it off and to a heavy machine shop and they stuck it between 2 big steel blocks and used a 50 or so ton press. After a couple good presses the crease was pretty much gone
     
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  9. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Road Train Member

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    Depending on how bad its bent..

    A flat bed ratchet strap anchored to a solid sturdy object will pull it out, or...

    If you can get the correct angle a good fork lift operator can push it out with the forks. Unfortunately I've had to use both methods over the years.. Farm deliveries can be a bear I know.
     
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  10. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Find a walmart and push against the building if folded out. If bent towaed the truck, get the truck near a big tree. Put a chain around the tree and a come along between tree and bumper and start winding. 5 minute fix
     
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  11. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    If you can’t push against something. Park 90 degree angle with steer tires turned in on bent side for clearance and use ratchet strap or comelog hooked to bumper and landing gear on trailer. Slow pulls with a block of wood and hammer taps on the crease area to help relax it back.
     
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