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Jeep Fender Spot Welds

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You can trim the sheetmetal or plastic on just about any Jeep. The key to doing it properly involves learning a little Jeep body anatomy, namely identifying welds. This helps identify what part of the Jeep is attached to what. Jeep used screws, bolts, glue, and spot welds to attach panels to each other. This is a spot weld, usually located on a flat seam between two pieces of metal called a pinch seam. If you cut a spot weld off your Jeep, you’ve made the connection between the two panels weaker. Cut off several, and your Jeep could come apart now or in the future.

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