I don't have my lift installed yet so I wanted to take it for a quick drive to see if I had any rubbing. And of course I did. I had planned on calling it a night after the spacers and wheels. But I didn't want to be driving around and rubbing my wheel well. So I got down and dirty and started doing the pinch weld mod.
First I started by taking off part of the wheel well cover. I was hoping to get away with only taking off the back part, not the whole thing. I just pulled it back and bungeed it to my front tow hook.
So there it was.
I drew my lines on it where I was going to make my cuts.
Forgot to take a picture of the cuts but basically it looks exactly the same as the pic above. Then I started hammering away. I had to stop and take the wheel well cover completely off because you can't get a good swing going with it in the way. So once I had the cover completely off I got it all flattened out.
Then I cleaned it up and got it primed.
And now it's just sitting in the garage drying. I'll cover it up with truck bed liner in the morning. I only did the one side because I don't have any jack stands just one jack, otherwise I would have done both sides. So tomorrow after I put the truck bed liner on I'll go ahead and do the other side. For anyone worried about doing this mod, it's super easy and I'm sure just about anyone can do it.
Here is the finished result, doesn't look as pretty as the primer, but does add extra protection.