bishbosh Posted October 11, 2006 Share Posted October 11, 2006 Had a look under the Rangie the other night for no particular reason and noticed that I have managed to put a rather large dent in the near side chassis rail between the suspension mounts. I'll try and get some pictures another night but it is dark at the moment so this sketch of the rail cross section will have to do. I have obviously landed on something fairly robust at 7S. The sketch shows the bulge in the side wall and a crease in the bottom of the rail. These extend for about 12" along the rail. I would like some opinions on how to remedy the situation. I intend to straighten out the rail as best I can and then plate it over. Getting the side wall back in place should be straightforward with a hammer, but I am concerned that the bottom of the rail wont go back as I straighten the side. Short of welding on a rod and pulling it or drilling a hole for a slide hammer (could be interesting with only a foot or so under the rail to operate!) I don't see how I can get the bottom of the rail back out to where it should be. I need to get it reasonably flat so the reinforcing plates can be welded on all round to keep out water from between the plies. Anyone got any clever ideas? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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