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post #1 of 5 Old Dec 7th, 2014, 4:52 pm Thread Starter
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Tip over (crash) bars, bending, unbending factory shape

FNG, just bought a beater LT and am going through it. I searched for this, honest! I want to straighten the crash bars. They are both bent, One is bent a bit more after my FIRST ride

I see there are part numbers for left and right, I'm guessin' they're not "flat" and have some "tip up" built in to them. Before I head out to the 50 ton press I'd like to know how much tip up did they have before the tip over(s)?
Thanks for any help breathless intro thread on the way!

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edit: I took a pic of the bars and looked closer I see most of the bend is in the inserts which I have to assume were straight when new. I should be able to fab new inserts. So I think my question is still; how much "up bend did the bars have pre flop?

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Re: Tip over (crash) bars, bending, unbending factory shape

they go in dead straight and are not kicked up at all, you don't need a press just heat it with an oxy torch and straighten one bend at a time until level. don't bother replacing them as I am sure they will get bent again . they don"t have to be dead straight plenty of room inside the plastic covers.

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Re: Tip over (crash) bars, bending, unbending factory shape

No bend, the same part goes in left or right, IIRC.

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Re: Tip over (crash) bars, bending, unbending factory shape

One part number for both left and right -
46 63 2 347 101 SAFETY BAR - LEFT/RIGHT

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OK, thanks guys! One side straightened and back in.
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