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How to replace body panels

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Pookster, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, so I got these new fancy new fiberglass body panels- trying to get the old damaged ones off my 92 k2500 (with ifs). So.... please dont tell me I have to DRILL EVERY FARKIN LAST TACK WELD. Is there an easier way?

    Is there a faster way? this will take me at least a week to drill them all out!!!
     
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    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif hehehe, just kiddin, you pretty much got it on the drill out the tack welds.
     
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    Are you using a "spot weld drill bit"? But yes. drill the welds.
     
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    Drill the welds? There's a lot of FARKIN WELDS!!! I had already drilled like 10 just for one fender.and its still not out yet!!!
     
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    Nothing worthwhile is easy.../forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    FYI- there's a special drill bit made to drill spot welds /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Ok, so I got one of those special spot weld drillers- the one with the spring loaded centering pin. NOticed I needed to use a center punch to make the centering pin stay in place.

    How do I get to the side of the spot welds? There's some right under the hood hindge, and some around the door. Do I have to remove the door to get to these welds? I know I have to remove the grill to get to those welds.
     

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