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Welding Trimmed Fender

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If you’ve made the decision to cut off several spot welds you are going to need to make up for this weakening of the Jeep. This could be adding rivets, screws, or welding. We usually try to weld in this case, but welding thin sheetmetal isn’t easy, and newer Jeeps have zinc-plated sheetmetal that further complicates welding. In this case, we try to remove the zinc with a grinder with a flap-wheel as best as we can. Then using a low setting on the welder, we make small tack welds to hold the sheetmetal together. You can then clean up the tack welds with the grinder if you feel it’s necessary.