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Anyone in the Twin Cities have a portable torch kit, and interested in playing "Straighten-a-Frame?" I've got the vise and the levers. I just need a fire source.

This is the victim:

The right tube (left in the picture above) of the triple spine is bent, and the head tube twisted.

I believe that if we apply heat and leverage in the right places, the spine tube can be straightened, causing the head tube to untwist. I had resigned myself to leaving this for Spring, but after recently acquiring a front end, I'm eager to make some progress.

Any takers? If others want to help, too, we'll order a pizza and make a party of it.

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That's the way it works. Lots of heat and some good leverage. Remember just a hair over and it will pull back to the intended mark. I straightened my share of cars using this method.

That top picture makes it look like it needs a good pull to the left but pictures also lie.
How many are you allowed per hunter? Here you only get one.

It depends on the season and if you draw antler-less permits. My dad got a michigan 6er on opening day. My neighbor got a wisconsin 6er and when he finished drinking it he had someone pick up more.

But my dad said it was a tight six so he wasn't as happy as the previous years with bigger racks. It's a meat deer not a wall deer. Oh then he said he was done and went fishing.

In many areas of some states you apply for a permit by some magical date in august I think. If the area you apply for only offers a few thousand antler-less permits you might not get one when you apply. Well some areas have what seems like an infinite heard and the remainder of the permits that aren't applied for can be purchased at any place that sells licenses.


Heat is the way to go and if possible some sort of pulling device. I have done a few cars without hydralic pullers and the key was finding a way to fasten the item to a strong possibly unmovable object. I bulled the front end of a ford tempo back in shape by chaining it to a telephone pole at the base on a slight hill. Then I prepped the front end and chained it to a full size chevy. Like a rock with wheels. On the slight hill the truck was enough weight that it could pull on the frame as I heated the ares the needed to be fixed. Closer to the end I needed someone sitting in the truck to apply the brakes so it didn't over pull.

I ended up extending the life of the car by 5 years till it was T-boned.

If you cant do the work yourself in the end you might put out a call for help on craigslist because there are people who can and might be able to do it on the cheap.
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You put motorcycle frame right?

Don't forget that David in Wisconsin has a cx650 frame with title that I'm suppose to pick up but if you want it I'm sure we can find a way to get it to you. Even if it means trailering it to the twin cities ride.
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