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Old 03-31-2011
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French kissed a receiver

Well years of dad telling me I follow to close, He french kissed a receiver today. I got it off and he has bent that front cross member pretty bad, almost got the oil cooler behind it.

Any ideals on how to fix this and were to get another bumper??

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just try to get it bent back, there is no replacement for that crossmember so try to do what u can and jy is the best bet for a cheap bumper.
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Dang that sucks
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Try not to use heat when pulling it out. it will weaken the metal. For the bumper and stuff you can find new ones for a decent price on ebay
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just try to get it bent back, there is no replacement for that crossmember so try to do what u can and jy is the best bet for a cheap bumper.
Someone has said to cut it out and weld in a new one is the best way.

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Try not to use heat when pulling it out. it will weaken the metal. For the bumper and stuff you can find new ones for a decent price on ebay
Yea done called all the local yards(To New). And ebay wants around $300 shipped.
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I did about the same thing just with a pole. Pulled the crossmember back with a tractor and then got a new valance and bumper from Certifit. Not OEM quality but it worked for me, was probably around $110 for both.

If you want it fixed correctly your going to have to grind off the welds in the stock and then weld on a new one.
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I did about the same thing just with a pole. Pulled the crossmember back with a tractor and then got a new valance and bumper from Certifit. Not OEM quality but it worked for me, was probably around $110 for both.

If you want it fixed correctly your going to have to grind off the welds in the stock and then weld on a new one.
^ THIS.

Cutting and welding isn't the smartest idea in my book, All day everyday at work, i fixed cars that have been run into barriers and other things, we NEVER cut and weld them back together, we always pull them with a Frame rack.
I'm not saying that you shouldn't ever cut and weld, i've seen my old man do it time and time again with header panels and inner fenders, but never a bumper cross memeber.

I would find yourself some hardened steel chains, and figure out some way to pull that cross memeber back into shape.
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^ THIS.

Cutting and welding isn't the smartest idea in my book, All day everyday at work, i fixed cars that have been run into barriers and other things, we NEVER cut and weld them back together, we always pull them with a Frame rack.
I'm not saying that you shouldn't ever cut and weld, i've seen my old man do it time and time again with header panels and inner fenders, but never a bumper cross memeber.

I would find yourself some hardened steel chains, and figure out some way to pull that cross memeber back into shape.
Thanks!! Both of you. I think we are going to try pulling first and see how things fit..
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looks like time to build a front hitch
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looks like time to build a front hitch
Naw, he's a stock person when it comes to the truck..
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sorry to see the damage, That's why tailgating is illegal. :(
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sorry to see the damage, That's why tailgating is illegal. :(
I think it should be legal to get up under them, get 'em loose and put them into the wall!
take that granny!
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I think it should be legal to get up under them, get 'em loose and put them into the wall!
take that granny!
He was actualy on the hunting club and his buddy locked it down while he was looking at a clearing.
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He was actualy on the hunting club and his buddy locked it down while he was looking at a clearing.
those under 15mph crashes are buggers.
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Alright here's the before:


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Not perfect but close enough till I get a bummer..

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cut that thing out and make your own. good time to make a front hitch too i guess
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that don't look too shabby.
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that don't look too shabby.
Thanks!! That's all I want to do until I get the bumper. Then I will address final adjustments..
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Not to be a bother but the weld on the top of the frame to the crossmenber on the drivers side in pics 2 and 3 looks like it may have cracked ? It may just be something in the pic or my eye's but i would double check that weld quick. Other than that looks great.
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