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Bent Frame Rail

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by jschatz, March 18, 2010.

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      When I bought my X a month ago I knew the rear bumper was crooked but I assumed the mounting bracket was just bent and didnt worry about it. Well I was under it putting new shocks on and noticed that the bumper bracket is fine but the passenger side frame rail and shackle are both bent. I have to questions about this.

      1. Is it really safe to be driving with a shackle/frame bent like this? and
      2. What is the easiest way to straighten the frame so that i may replace the shackle?

      I can take additional pics if i need to and I must apologize because they are phone pics.

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      A FRAMESHOP or i would try to heat it up and use another truck to pull it out
       

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