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Unread 09-26-2013, 06:31 PM   #16
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What's up with the pinch welds

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Unread 09-26-2013, 07:06 PM   #17
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What's up with the pinch welds
What do you mean?
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Unread 09-26-2013, 07:22 PM   #18
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What's up with the pinch welds
It's a unibody thing......... you wouldn't understand.

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Unread 09-26-2013, 07:23 PM   #19
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Had to do pinch weld because of 285s. You can keep your MDs in front and order the bilstein struts. They adjust from 3/4", 1.5 or 2. They were around $175 a pair.
Got them from Kolak but I saw someone in the forum had a set for sale too
Ok I did my fronts already but wasn't able to get the fender liner to flatten out too much
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Unread 09-26-2013, 08:48 PM   #20
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After using a heat gun for multiple hours, I just cut out the section that bubbled out
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Unread 09-26-2013, 08:57 PM   #21
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Self tapping screw.... 10 seconds, done.
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Unread 09-26-2013, 09:16 PM   #22
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Did that....
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Unread 09-26-2013, 10:30 PM   #23
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It's a unibody thing......... you wouldn't understand. (CJ5) ;-)
Actually I sold the 5 now I got a cj3a but I got my wife a wk and I wanna do a 2-3 in lift and 285s so I was curious what your doin with pinch welds
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Unread 09-27-2013, 07:03 AM   #24
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Did that....
And it didn't pull the liner back?

The past 4 pinch welds i've done I was easily able to use a self tapper on each one to pull liner against it.

I don't have pictures with a screw, but this shows how flat i get the pinch weld. Maybe yours bulges out a bit still so its hard to get the liner flush against it?

http://www.theultimatejeep.com/showt...ot-How-To-quot
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Unread 09-27-2013, 07:19 AM   #25
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Actually I sold the 5 now I got a cj3a but I got my wife a wk and I wanna do a 2-3 in lift and 285s so I was curious what your doin with pinch welds
The pinch weld is more or less the only spot to open up for clearance in the front wheel wells to fit bigger tires. It's the hump you see in the rear of the front wheel wells of your wife's WK. It's very common on all the unibody platforms (XJ, ZJ, WJ, WK, KJ, haven't seen a KK yet) to do this mod to get bigger meats and avoid rubbing or worse to the tires.

I have a pretty thorough write up in my build thread (posts 171 and 176) but photobucket doesn't like me right now. A quick search would probably give you what you need to know but in a nutshell: pull the wheel, wheel well liner, notch the pinch weld every couple inches between the spot welds, fold the "tabs" over with bfh, remold/self tap the liner back in place as flat as you can.
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Unread 09-27-2013, 09:19 AM   #26
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Ahh ok I see what your talking about now after looking at that link it's true what they say that pics tell a 1000 words lol but Jeeze that's a huge pinch weld lol
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Unread 09-27-2013, 11:35 AM   #27
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Ahh ok I see what your talking about now after looking at that link it's true what they say that pics tell a 1000 words lol but Jeeze that's a huge pinch weld lol
Yes it is and it's fun to take some anger out on it! I actually had fun doing this mod. It's a simple process with huge gains. Especially for people wanting to run 35's!
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Unread 09-27-2013, 11:50 AM   #28
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Yes it is and it's fun to take some anger out on it! I actually had fun doing this mod. It's a simple process with huge gains. Especially for people wanting to run 35's!

35s on a wk !!! Wow how much lift is needed for 35s
And what size meats can you fit with the pinch weld mod and no lift
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Unread 09-27-2013, 12:11 PM   #29
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Unread 09-27-2013, 12:25 PM   #30
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35s on a wk !!! Wow how much lift is needed for 35s And what size meats can you fit with the pinch weld mod and no lift
It's possible with the superlift if you pound the pinch weld really good and the rear fendor roll and drive only on the road. But a 6" modified superlift will fit 35's decently
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