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Tow Hitch Bent

I got a tow hitch today for free. the two parts that go up to the frame are bent. what is the best way to bend them straight again? or should i just cut the sides off and get some new ones welded on?
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how bad bent? mine was after i got rear ended and put it in our shop press and bent them back
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both sides are bent to the right about 3 inches, the part with the tongue is straight as an arrow just the 2 sides are bent
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ya thats how mine was the mounting sides where bent and just pressed them back...
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Heat them up to a dull red and straighten them. If you do it cold they can/will/may fracture and break under load.
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didnt have and issue bending mine at all.. moved very simple..
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