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I was Replacing my yfax today. (Through the window technique) When pulling off the right hand side hyfax i notice the skid was bent in, in the middle. It is deflected just enough so with they hyfax on it barely touches the knobs on the track. on the inside of the rail.

Does any body know a good way to bend the rail back a bit. probably just .5"

Thanks for your help.
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I'd be tempted to bend it back.

I'd put it in a warm garage and give it a few hours to adjust. Metal is more brittle when cold. I'd tap it with a soft faced hammer to correct it or even a 2x4 through the suspension to the other side and hit it with a BFH.

Hard to say without seeing it.
 

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BEndt Rail

The rail is bent inwards toward the middle of the track. (By rail i am refering to the part the Hyfax slides onto) Does not seem to be doing much if any damage. never smelt burnt rubber. but it does tough those little nubs on the inside of the track for a few inches.

BFH = Big Effin Hammer?

Thanks for the help.
 

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I'm with JheLrey, I would be tempted to bend it back too. Gentle persuasion and just enough to clear. My luck would be whacking would weaken the area and over-stress the aluminum. But that anvil thing.. it wasn't my fault, honest!
 
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