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Old 03-24-2018, 11:28 AM
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I am going to have to probably weld in some new body mounts on my pickup. They are on the outside of the frame rails while the fuel lines are running inside the rails. I do not want to go Kaboom. What kind of precautions should I take? I would imaging short close welds or drill holes in the mount and plug weld it maybe? Thank you. Jim
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I take the retaining clips off and pull the line(s) away from the frame. I've also fashioned a shield from some scrap sheet, sometimes I do both, every situation is different...


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I agree with Doc C.
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Old license plate works good for a shield just bend around what you want protected.
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:36 AM
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Any and all of the above. I also sometimes wrap the lines in a wet rag if I can keep it of the weld. If I can't the lines are too close to where I need to weld.
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Old 03-29-2018, 07:13 AM
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Thanks for the responses. I will see how close they really are and go from there. Thanks. Jim
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