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Old 01-03-2005, 08:46 AM
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I've done this with my 54 years ago. I put the bolts in the holes and welded them from the back, once they where done I ground the front down and took my time welding up the front. there a couple of things you have to be careful of, grind down the bolt head first, then weld slow, don't try to fill in the hole all at once, spot weld, let it cool and go back, spot weld and go back. The second thing is and this should be the first thing you do is make sure that you put nuts on your bolts before you weld, if you don't , it has been my experience, that the heat from your welder will warp the threads and you'll have a hard time getting a nut on, if you put them on before it is ok. Also , be careful when grinding down your front welds, try not to grind into your bumper, makes it hard for the chrome shop to a good job. hpoe this helps, good luck.
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