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How To Straighten A Chrome Bumper?

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Buildflycrash, Nov 8, 2021.

  1. Nov 8, 2021
    Buildflycrash

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    Got any tip or tricks to get a small kink out of this bumper? The driver side is in maybe 1 or 2* Its barely noticeable. The passenger side is worse but still less than maybe 5* but definitely noticeable.

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    garage gnome

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    I would bolt the bumper on my jeep, chain the rear of the jeep to something that is fixed and then pull the bumper straight with my excavator and a strap. :D But not everyone has an excavator. I have also strapped the bumper to something fixed and backed the jeep up and it seems to work as well.
     
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    Buildflycrash

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    I'd likely do more damage with these methods.
     
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    garage gnome

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    I was doing bodywork on snowshoe with the backhoe and it really straightened out the crushed in sides. Its all in how careful you are.
     
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    58 willys

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    You know anyone with a press that would be the best way
     
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    Buildflycrash

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    :rofl::shock::rofl:
     
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    Buildflycrash

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    I do have a HF shop press. I'll round up some hardwood and press this bumper around a bit.
     
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    colojeepguy

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    That bumper is totally shot...give it to me and I'll dispose of it for you!
     
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    Rick Whitson

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    What Ross says, cut wood to fit and press it slowly, use a heavy duty "C" clamp on the flanges take your time.
     
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