Is this beam bent?

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TEAM_LCQ

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Hi everyone, in the process of starting my first build on a 92 ranger. It has a set of extended beams on it. I'm tearing it down and starting fresh as the truck is pretty butchered up. Anyway when I was inspecting the front end I found my driver side beam seems to pushed back toward the cab about 1 3/4 in. Does this look right to any of you?
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TEAM_LCQ

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Impossible to tell from the pics.

Where are you measuring from? Please tell me it’s at the hub…
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Yes measuring everything to the center of the hub. Tonight I took a closer look at the beam and there is definitely a wave in the plating on the beam and some paint chipping. Going to try and press it back into shape.
 
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That photo I see you are comparing the bump stop to bump pad and I am assuming it was all centered up before. Now if the beam is rolled BUT radius arm and caster at knuckle is same side to side then I would say that bump stop location caused the beam to bend. I always try and fit the bump stop outside the radius arms since inside like yours I have seen more beams bend from that than anything else.
 

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