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Simplify Pinch Weld Mod

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well i have a fabtech 6" lift with 35's. can someone please explain exactly what the mod is and how to do it in simplified terms, and also the tools needed. i have seen the page over at CT but its a little confusing to me. thanks
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Thats how the part you are cutting off is installed from the factory. With a "pinch weld"
 

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kartman said:
Tools:
sawzall


Step 1. plug in sawzall


Step 2. Cut here
cant get any more idiot proof than that...
 
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yah thanks.. someone told me that if you cut off the pinch welds then the body might crack or split or something like that. true or false?
 

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kartman said:
Tools:
sawzall


Step 1. plug in sawzall


Step 2. Cut here
Don't forget to remove the fender liners before doing this.:D

Taleen The Titan said:
yah thanks.. someone told me that if you cut off the pinch welds then the body might crack or split or something like that. true or false?
Alot of peoples have done it, I don't recalling anybody's truck falling apart driving down the road, I guess it's false.:D
 

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If you really want to be extra extra extra extra safe, you could just weld it back together after you cut it.
 

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are there any issues w/ rust after you cut it, do you need to put a little primer back on to seal it before you put the fender liners back on?
 

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Excellent point! The automakers make some major efforts to prevent rust, and this mod would definitely circumvent those efforts without you at least touching it up with primer. Especially for the Titans located in the states where they use road salt in winter.
 

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so when i do this mod, i can just go down to an o'reilly auto parts and get some spray on primer to spray over? do you think it would be fine after that??
 

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That's what I plan to do once I get some wide, negative-offset rims/tires and do the pinch weld mod, (now that you've brought this up). Probably check it every few years.
 

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ya i only want mine to stick out about 2-3 inches. no more than that.
 

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etalian2005 said:
ya i only want mine to stick out about 2-3 inches. no more than that.
Sure, that's what everyone says..:boxing: ...Don't tell the wife. :gunz: :cheers: :computern
 

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JDMjames said:
does anyone have this done on their 07up? Mine looks a lot different than the picture.
Have you pulled off the fenderwell liner?
 
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