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does the peice not work?

if it works and is only bent visually per se dont bother "fixing" it

stainless can be very brittle, especially at welds and corners...unbeding it will weaken it and also really spead up any crevice corrosion if already present.

my vote is either have it replicated or live with it...

I re read your post, take it to a machine shop and have the pin drilled out...then oversize pin after polishing up and replace roller

dont go crazy bending the peice and especially do not use heat to unbend it

I also like your idea of replicating in heavier gauge/thickness

Ill be doing the same to a flip style roller base that bent, original was cast bronze but Ill use 3/8ths stainless instead...
 

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all fine and dandy...however it will be weakened just remember that...stainless is brittle.

ill leave it at that

it will work fine but the po´s roller already bent it somehow

next time it will bend twice or 3 times as easily and possibly be beyond repair

this is one of those cases(like bending back a handlebar on a motorcyle) where you know youre on borrowed time...

and most importantly DO NOT USE HEAT
 

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any machine shops around? doesnt have to be a marine place...

most good places can work with basic diagram or drawing with measurements

thats how I do it down here
 
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