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Old 07-30-2012, 09:33 AM   #1
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Advice needed please

Recently done some front end damage to my 94. The bumper was bent down a little and i was wondering if ne one has ne input on how to fox it . Cant take it to a bodyshop right now until i can afford it. The bumper cover might even b affected due to all the space inside of it. Ne tricks of the trade is greatly appreciated

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Old 07-30-2012, 09:36 AM   #2
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You know anyone who has a lift or motor hoist? Maybe a wench on a truck that is taller than your bumber?
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:38 AM   #3
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I know what ur getting at. I can get a comealong but i need away to make a higher pull . Lets say i found a hoist . R u saying hook it to.the hoist and raise the hoist, wouldnt i need to find a way to secure the car so i dont pick the whole frontend
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I know what ur getting at. I can get a comealong but i need away to make a higher pull . Lets say i found a hoist . R u saying hook it to.the hoist and raise the hoist, wouldnt i need to find a way to secure the car so i dont pick the whole frontend
I think the weight of the car would work. That's a guess, but I did something like with a Ranger I had. It only needed to go about an inch up and out. It worked pretty well, nearly perfect. I'm thinking you could do something like this here.

Is it the passenger side only?
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:55 AM   #5
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Recently done some front end damage to my 94. The bumper was bent down a little and i was wondering if ne one has ne input on how to fox it . Cant take it to a bodyshop right now until i can afford it. The bumper cover might even b affected due to all the space inside of it. Ne tricks of the trade is greatly appreciated


Frame is bent.. Need to get it.pulled by a professional
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:22 AM   #6
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I think the weight of the car would work. That's a guess, but I did something like with a Ranger I had. It only needed to go about an inch up and out. It worked pretty well, nearly perfect. I'm thinking you could do something like this here.

Is it the passenger side only?
No bumper is same angle all the way across.
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No bumper is same angle all the way across.
If you are able to find a come-along, or a wench on a 4x4 that is taller than you bumper, I think it's worth a try. You can move really slowly and watch what is happening. Don't let you car come off the ground! You'll know if it's gonna move the bumper up and out pretty quickly. If you let your car get up in the air, she will roll forward -->not good. You could chock the tires in the back if it looks like it's moving, but you need more pull on it. Just be careful. Give up, to be safe, if she doesn't look like she's budging.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:59 AM   #8
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Frame is bent.. Need to get it.pulled by a professional
Radiator support is my only other issue .

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I done some cross measuring. And needs to b pulled.out 2". Other than a headerpanel (on order)
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I done some cross measuring. And needs to b pulled.out 2". Other than a headerpanel (on order)
Come-alongs, etc. probably won't do a whole lot for this. I looked like it was basically your bumper that was down and in a little. You usually need to secure the whole car when you need to straigten her out. You might try calling a local high school auto body class. They might want to try it for some learning experience. It's a long shot, but...
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:37 PM   #10
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Try putting a floor jack with a few blocks of wood under the bumper bar and jack it up, it should bend it up, then for the radiator support to pull it out you need a chain it to a thick strong cement pole wrap it around the pole and the support and put it in reverse. Be very careful not to over pull, I really wouldn't recommend doing this but on a budget.
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