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Old 01-07-2019, 07:43 PM   #11
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That's interesting about the spot welds. A lot of work, but an option. There must be more all along the fender perimeter. I have seen them drilled with a special bit. is there a tool that makes quick work of separating the pieces of metal?

Any idea what beds fit a '99 and if the plastic fender flares can be removed and transferred to another bed?
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:57 PM   #12
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A drill and a flat head should be all you really need to separate the side panels. The beds are pretty much the same no matter what year as long as the body style is similar.
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That's interesting about the spot welds. A lot of work, but an option. There must be more all along the fender perimeter. I have seen them drilled with a special bit. is there a tool that makes quick work of separating the pieces of metal?

Any idea what beds fit a '99 and if the plastic fender flares can be removed and transferred to another bed?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Spot-Weld-C...pIkI:rk:7:pf:0

These will do the job quick. Using these it took me a little over an hour to disassemble a front clip, which is 23 spot welds.

My only regret with that one was buying only one, rather than the 6-pack. It started to dull a little over half way through and that slowed me down a good bit.

Also, be careful to not over-do it. There is a fine line between cutting the weld and punching a giant hole in your work piece. It wasn't a big deal for me because I was planning to put it all back together with bolts, but you should still be careful.
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you can ( if you have a welder ) spot weld it back on, if you use a metal side. If you go fiberglass, I would use epoxy and bolts.
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