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Bumper issue help plz lol


Ok so I basically hit a cow.... I know strange statement but anyways things weíre screwed by Iíve replaced most suspension pieces and such. I bought a new heavy duty bumper but have a new issue. The bumper bracket that connects to the frame is bent. The frame is fine thankfully lol. The bracket is also welded on at the bottom.

Should I try to bend the bracket back in place? or just grind the weld at the bottom and replace it? also if replace anyone know where to source one or if bending any ideas how to because my brain is fried from working on this thing so Iím out of ideas lol


 
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When I had a similar issue and was dirt poor, We used a chain and a tree, or a cable and a come along if you have access to one of those. By no means the smartest or safest way to do it but it worked. Otherwise grind it off, get it as straight as you can and have it welded back on. My only concerns would be if the metal was so stressed that the next cow you hit is going to break it rather than bend it. If it is then find one at a junkyard to grind off and replace it with that.
 
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Personally, I would tack on a strategically placed pc of angle a foot or so long to pull on, heat it up and try to pull it out.
 
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They don't bend well unless you really heat them up. They need quite a bit of force to move.
 
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Then put a 6' pc of galv. fence post pipe on the angle when you pull
 
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Yea I think I have an old torch laying around I didnít really want to use it but I guess I should be doing this the right way first then if that doesnít work try replacement
 
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Cows are such dicks...
 
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