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    Quote Originally Posted by rdragons View Post
    Option 2: F150
    Option 2 is the answer that you didn't exploit.....

    Chances are, if you have a truck it has a receiver hitch. Take the forks off and slide one leg at a time in the hitch. Bend them back in line a little at a time until they match and they are where they should be.

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    How about a come a long?

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    Most body shops have a press. That is what I did before I bought a press. Be nice to them and they probably won't even charge you anything. Take some ice tea's or coffee's with you and plead your case.
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    FOMOGO..................Thank You.

    massacre..............I do have a trailer wench rated at 900lbs.

    manchester1...............Son said he had bending machines at work, but thought to complex because he would have to setup separate machines for both left and right bend.

    Son decided to pull fork last night. First pass 4x4s, 2x12s and bar clamps (four clamps made cranking easier). Then we fine tuned it with some shims and C clamps (no picture). Final tweek with truck receiver hitch (his truck the trailer electrical plugin interfered so moved to my truck) in both cases end of fork was against spare tire. Fresh coat of black paint and reassembly tonight.

    There is a quarter inch gap between the fork cross braces and the column upper and lower bearings. He selected two washers to fill the space and I told him to fill the gap on the bottom????
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    Was there a 1/4” gap there before? Did bending the forks create this gap?

 

 
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