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Icon8 Bent Brush Guard

Well boys and girls i finally managed to hurt my truck somehow.....

My brush guard is bent because i hit a tree :( and was just wondering if anybody had any ideas on how to fix it?

The case is, the very bottom bar on my guard is bent all the way in where i hit the tree....and auto body place told me that best thing i can do is cut it off, and welt a pipe in it's place and paint it black.....

And was just wondering if anybody on here ever had this happen and what they did, i'll try and get some pics up of it if i can soon.

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DUDE THAT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!! You cant grizzly Adams everything apparently lol.
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From what it sounds like I think the auto body shop is right, but I'd need to see a picture first.
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Pull up to a tree, wrap a tow rope around the tree and the brush guard and slowly back up.
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Pull up to a tree, wrap a tow rope around the tree and the brush guard and slowly back up.
That only works if the pipe isn't caved in. If the pipe itself is screwed on one side might as well just weld in a new piece of tube.
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Well i thought about doing what you said steve...but the pipe is caved in at a very sharp point, and i think the rope would just slide or i'd end up ripping my brush guard off lol.....

i'm gonna take some pics with my phone in a minute and post them.
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ok here is the damage



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cut and replace. Brushguard will need its *** kicked back into shape it looks like.
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yeah, i was thinkin tap it with a sledge hammer in a few spots to knock it back into shape.....i really need to stay away from those damn trees
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Yeah. Not sure how to attack that one other then cut it out, put new one in and paint.

On the plus side it looks like the guard did it's job and stopped any damage to the bumper/front of the truck.
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pull it out with a tree and tow strap! chicks dig battle scars.......least mine does
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Im glad it actually protected the truck. Must be happy about that.
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Darn trees, I don't like 'em to much anymore since one damaged my bed. Cut and replace it or buy a new guard.
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ok here is the damage



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Yep, it's bent...
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Ya i fixed my buddies a few weeks ago same thing, i hacked the pipes and welded in new ones 2 inches round by 1/4 inch, if you decide to go that route make sure u make it stronger then what it is now. Good luck!
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there is no way to "fix" that buckle. Cut and weld is the only way
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if you know what brand guard it is, you might be able to contact the manufacture and get replacement bars
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Ok, heres what you do. Get a chain, secure it to bent part of guard. Hook it to the trailer hitch of a Cummins, and yell "Go!"
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Ok, heres what you do. Get a chain, secure it to bent part of guard. Hook it to the trailer hitch of a Cummins, and yell "Go!"
LMFAO!! That would rip the cab off the truck man....
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Hey you hit something.



But yeah, With that bend I would cut it and replace it. The only way it's going to look good again.
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at least lave it there and pull it out. what that will do is push the most of the rest of the bar back to where it should be. then cut the tube and do fine tuning with brute force and the hammer. and lastley weld it up with new tube......hell make it stronger:D noting wrong with being able to bend trees with a mere paint scratch.
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imagine what it could of done to your truck!
brush guards are worth every penny, yes i know from experiance to-dont know why people cant pay attention when they back outta of a parking space
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The only bad thing with brush guards is that sometimes they cause more damage if hit in the wrong spot because the bend into your hood or something.
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Sweet, glad it did its job....for all the people who say its for looks!!

Cut, reweld and paint...

Couple times climbing a steep incline, i hit it with my brush guard intead of my valance.. i was happy..

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