Thread: Just a question
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:01 AM
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Default Re: Just a question

Originally Posted by maniac57 View Post
The easy way to bend them out is to install a bare axle of the same spacing and slip a compact car jack between the stays.
The axle will hold the rear in perfect alignment and concentrates the bend where you need it.
I flip the jack as needed to keep both sides the same.(some jacks will bend better one way than the other)
Easy peasy and it doesn't cost a dime if you have a junk rim or axle and a jack.
It won't hurt the frame unless you bend it WAY too much or buckle the frame. Use a sheet of wood or something that spreads the load to cushion the contact point if your jack tries to make a dent in the tubing instead of bending the frame rail smoothly.
That's pretty much what I was imagining. Thanks for the clarification of technique, Maniac.


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