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just pounded the pinch-weld and I was wondering if i could use a cut-off wheel to cut off the bottom most part of the seam? and clean up the look of it all. is their any particular reason that it would be a bad idea? i don't see any, but hey @ 4 am, my ideas seem plausible...just want to cut the bottom-most part, you know the thinest part, not the entire seam.
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themariachi said:
just pounded the pinch-weld and I was wondering if i could use a cut-off wheel to cut off the bottom most part of the seam? and clean up the look of it all. is their any particular reason that it would be a bad idea? i don't see any, but hey @ 4 am, my ideas seem plausible...just want to cut the bottom-most part, you know the thinest part, not the entire seam.
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Go for it, as long as you don't cut the part where it's two layers of metal. I cut mine out as part of the Flare install with no problems. Make sure you paint it all afterwards with undercoat to keep it from rusting.
 

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SteveO said:
Go for it, as long as you don't cut the part where it's two layers of metal. I cut mine out as part of the Flare install with no problems. Make sure you paint it all afterwards with undercoat to keep it from rusting.
nice...i'm gonna get to it tonight. :welder:
 

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i looked at the webpage on customtacos on the pinchweld mod..i could see on the picture but on my 03 tacoma i couldnt really tell where it is?? anyone have a good clear picture of what exactly i am suppose to cut and hammer?? im just really blind i guess
 

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Just take a grinder to it. Grind it all the way down flush, then run a bead of weld over it and it'll stay "pinched" but be flatter than before.
 

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toubabokoomi said:
i looked at the webpage on customtacos on the pinchweld mod..i could see on the picture but on my 03 tacoma i couldnt really tell where it is?? anyone have a good clear picture of what exactly i am suppose to cut and hammer?? im just really blind i guess
you see that bottom most piece, after you cut the plastic...it's a triangular, single piece of metal. that's what you pound, or in my case, cut off.
 

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I am running 35's with 6" of combined lift and am thinking of cutting off the corner of the cab almost to the door and closing it in with sheet metal. What do you think?
 

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I am running 35's with 6" of combined lift and am thinking of cutting off the corner of the cab almost to the door and closing it in with sheet metal. What do you think?
don't know, that's a little extreme :eek: ...more lift? but what do i know...
 

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How else can I lift it? Other than the big lifts.
 

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I am running 35's with 6" of combined lift and am thinking of cutting off the corner of the cab almost to the door and closing it in with sheet metal. What do you think?
Generalee7 did a major pinchweld mod on his truck and posted the pics on the old board, maybe he'll jump in and post'em again.

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Im running 37 inch MTR's with only 6 inches of lift. I have my fenders trimmed and a pinch weld mod. Someone that can post pics let me know and ill send them to you.

Joshua W. Walsh
 
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