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Old 12-05-2019, 10:33 AM
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Front fender flare mounting bracket bent

I've removed the Mopar High Top Flares in preparation to sell them, and I'm getting ready to install the OEM flares. I noticed my passenger side metal bracket is bent down. I knew it was bent when I got it and I was able to add a spacer to the High tops to make up for the bend. Now, with the OEM flares they will droop due to the way they mount. Has anyone had success bending these back to straight? Are the supposed to be 90 degrees or some other measurement?

Pics of my passenger and driver side for reference.





The bracket is pretty thick, so I'm not sure how easily it can be bent back up.

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Slightly more robust than a beer can. Big chanel locks can bend that piece back to level easily.

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might slide a piece of pipe over it and slowly bend back. I always worry about the spot weld. Mine appear to be level so yours does not need to come up too much
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It really doesn't take much to move it.

I had to fix mine when I flopped on that side. In my case, the corner split which made it easier to bend back, then cleaned it and welded the corner to permanently repair it.
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Thanks for the tips. I'll try a pipe to have more leverage and move it slowly. I guess it is supposed to be level? I could not find any pics of them 'not' bent or any description of how they are supposed to be. Close enough should cut it here.
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as a follow up, i’m happy to report it was quite easy to use a large set of vice grips to bend the bracket back to level. The passenger side was the worst and it now looks great.
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