Ripped Apron off spots, Bang 'n Weld or Cut 'n Replace?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:45 am
Advice request:
2005 Jeep Liberty ... clipped something on the front right. Barely got into the bumper bar; mostly ripped across the top of it, ultimately ripping away part of the apron from its spot welds. This area will be all hidden once reassembled & the only alignment point is the front fender mounting bolt. Vehicle will be used as a "TOAD" (behind a motorhome).

Options I see:
1) Cut out the damage & section-in replacement panels
2) Bang the metal back close & weld the spots back

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:08 am
A skilled panel beater could repair all that. A not so skilled person would replace.

Either way, should be fixed since they are important impact absorption areas.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:20 pm
I too would just fix that.
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