Hard to see from the picture, but when that outer lip folded, it distorted the bolt through face and pushed the lower portion firmly into the bushing. The face and bushing collar are pretty close to kissing. Could be a problem, may not be, just have to either roll the dice or try to warm it up and nudge it over. Wasn't going to go cherry red, I know that changes steel properties. But warming up the metal is better than trying to work it cold. May just be able to tap the face over a couple of millimeters and ensure that everything is good.
I wouldn't even have posted up if I had worked that bracket like JK Vicks, they way he bent his actually push the bolt center out a bit. I hit just the right spot to retract the bolt center, looking at the pictures again you can see what I'm refering to...
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Last edited by JKCTAZ; 01-10-2012 at 06:38 PM.