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Looking for some suggestions!!! Bought an 05 wrecked truck and the front radiator frame on the passengers side is pushed down about 1/2 inch. On the radiator there is a top piece and the bottom support and the bottom support is about 1/2 wide and comes up to the top support on the side, well it pushed it down right on the edge where the fender bolts on too....Sorry but I don't have any picture!!! Did someone ever straighten one out before...sure looks like you could straighten it out...a new one costs over $400...Thanks for any suggestions you might have, Jonathan
 

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Well, if you bought a wrecked truck, I expect you have some knowledge/experience with how to repair one. The radiator support is aluminum, you may be able to pull it into shape on the frame rack. Or pick up a used one for a couple hundred.
 

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Actually I was hoping to leave it on the truck and straighten it somehow thatway...then I won't have to take the whole radiator frame off
 

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pull it under a tree and use a comealong with a branch. That might pull it up.
 

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duramaxdavid;1596417; said:
pull it under a tree and use a comealong with a branch. That might pull it up.
Okay...sounds like fun :). Thanks
 

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Keep in mind that the radiator support is the heart of the front end. If it's not right, don't expect the fenders, headlamps, etc to line up properly.... :)

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Buy a new or used core support from a truck with no front end damage. I tried straightening one by bending it back out about 1" and it snapped like a twig. Made from cheesy aluminum.
 

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Definitely replace it. The aluminum wont straighten right and then the front end won't line up.
 
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