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Houston 09-22-2012 01:43 AM

Pinch Weld Question
 
Well, ive been looking at alot of build threads where people did the pinch weld. noticed that everyone strattles the weld spots and just knocks the weld over. well i let my stepdad grind my pinch weld for me. but he went straight through the welds and took the metal from the pinch weld as far back as possible without knocking it over. so there is no more weld spots now.

my question is will it eventually start to mess up later on down the road? like since i cut the welds off will it start to split? and is there any way to fix it?

or would i be better off trading it in for another WK and re-do the pinch weld right and let it be someone else's problem? (not meaning to be a D**K)

please no negativity. thanks

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crashzerozz 09-22-2012 05:41 AM

Re: Pinch Weld Question
 
thats crazy! ive heard of people bending/hammering it back then spraying rustoleum on it to prevent rusting. but never heard of grinding the weld off completely. i've seen many threads about the mod. not on this website tho. if you havent already check out http://www.jeepsunlimited.com
i love jg, but ju have a lot of more off roading support.

also, 285's with the 2" RC lift? hows that workin out for ya?

jeff05wk 09-22-2012 07:35 AM

Re: Pinch Weld Question
 
Bending factory welds is bad enough, but done correctly is OK.

I can't imagine removing them completely is safe.

Houston 09-22-2012 10:39 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by crashzerozz (Post 686959)
thats crazy! ive heard of people bending/hammering it back then spraying rustoleum on it to prevent rusting. but never heard of grinding the weld off completely. i've seen many threads about the mod. not on this website tho. if you havent already check out http://www.jeepsunlimited.com
i love jg, but ju have a lot of more off roading support.

also, 285's with the 2" RC lift? hows that workin out for ya?

I just registered at that website, thanks alot man! and i like the 285s with the RC lift, i dont really "wheel" like others do, but i do to an extent! :)

YJ John 09-22-2012 02:30 PM

Re: Pinch Weld Question
 
Take it to a welding shop and see if they can weld what is left together.

crashzerozz 09-23-2012 05:12 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Houston (Post 687022)
I just registered at that website, thanks alot man! and i like the 285s with the RC lift, i dont really "wheel" like others do, but i do to an extent! :)


np :thumbsup: your jeep does look nice. do you have a build thread on here? just curious as to what you've done

Houston 09-23-2012 11:14 AM

Re: Pinch Weld Question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by crashzerozz (Post 687252)
np :thumbsup: your jeep does look nice. do you have a build thread on here? just curious as to what you've done

nah, i didnt really know about this website much when i first got my jeep, so i really didnt take many pictures of the things i've done to it. but i do need to pick up where im at now and make a build thread.

antsjeep 09-24-2012 09:45 AM

Re: Pinch Weld Question
 
I just folded mine back after a few slits with my sawzall. The just hit it with some bedliner and your golden.

tfranzone 09-24-2012 12:15 PM

Re: Pinch Weld Question
 
ditto.. sliced some slits in it.. hammered back and sprayed with rustoleum coating.. i cut my fender well instead of heating and forming.. it was just easier at the time.. not as neat, but serves the purpose and its the wheel well... that doesnt need to be pristine in my book. haha

antsjeep 09-24-2012 02:52 PM

Re: Pinch Weld Question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tfranzone (Post 687776)
ditto.. sliced some slits in it.. hammered back and sprayed with rustoleum coating.. i cut my fender well instead of heating and forming.. it was just easier at the time.. not as neat, but serves the purpose and its the wheel well... that doesnt need to be pristine in my book. haha


I had the time so i heat molded my liners and they came out like stock. :thumbsup:

Crashtown 09-24-2012 03:51 PM

Re: Pinch Weld Question
 
I cut the bulges out was going to go back & do a nice looking epoxy patch job. I temporarily put some black Gorilla Tape to cover the TPMS sensors... that was over a year ago. If it ain't broke, dont't fix it!

Ahicks 03-11-2014 10:37 PM

Re: Pinch Weld Question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Houston (Post 686940)
Well, ive been looking at alot of build threads where people did the pinch weld. noticed that everyone strattles the weld spots and just knocks the weld over. well i let my stepdad grind my pinch weld for me. but he went straight through the welds and took the metal from the pinch weld as far back as possible without knocking it over. so there is no more weld spots now.

my question is will it eventually start to mess up later on down the road? like since i cut the welds off will it start to split? and is there any way to fix it?

or would i be better off trading it in for another WK and re-do the pinch weld right and let it be someone else's problem? (not meaning to be a D**K)

please no negativity. thanks

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8295/8...eddb3358cf.jpg


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8170/8...ca933e6562.jpg


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8318/8...83a698a6cc.jpg


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8448/8...c49d93321a.jpg

Do u think I would have to do the same pinch weld as u did if I ran the same size tire but on a 3.5 inch lift


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