So far I've done the easy things (example, bent the sheet metal so that the front wheel doesn't rub and I can steer the truck now.
The remaining issue is that when the bumper was pushed in (see photo), the a/c sight glass canister, which is located behind the grill near the driver's side headlight, also got pushed back which in turn pushed the bottom part of the radiator against the plastic engine fan.
I tried removing the sight glass canister yesterday, but there are two screws and one nut holding it in place...I would be able to get the canister out of the way if it weren't for the one screw "holding" the canister in place...bottom line is that the canister is jammed in there. If I were able to move the canister out of the way, then I could have bent the radiator bracket back toward the front of the truck and then moved the radiator forward. I think if I could move the radiator forward about an inch at the bottom of driver's side of the radiator, I would have the clearance necessary to be able to start the engine and drive the truck to get it to the body man.
So I'm back to the original idea of pulling out the bumper where it got pushed in. But in looking at the bumper, there is no obvious place where I could wrap the come along.
Another thought I had would be to remove the plastic fan so it doesn't rub (is this easy to do?). On the passenger side the radiator was not pushed in so I think I would have access to the fan on that side. I could loosen the fan belt and turn the fan as needed in order to remove the fan nuts or bolts. Once the fan is removed, I could then drive the taco to the bodyman on a cold morning. I don't think it would overheat as long as I keep driving and don't idle it.
What do you guys think? Any ideas on how fix it just well enough to get the truck to the repair man?