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front fender removal? Difficult?

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If you mean the driver and passenger fender there isn't any welding holding them in place, just a number of bolts and screws, with the hardest to get to being the ones hidden by the doors themselves


Isn't hard just take your time and you will get it no problem

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The top seams between the front fenders and the nosepiece, however, were originally brazed and leaded by the factory, and have likely been fastened by various other means if the fenders were replaced at any time -- highly likely for virtually any '02 that lived in the Rust Belt, or above.  So this area must be cut to remove the fenders, carefully, to avoid damaging the nosepiece.





1976 2002 Polaris, 2742541 (original owner)

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I always (ok, 3 times) turned that into a bolted seam.  Not quite as pretty, not easy to unbolt, but no paintwork to reattach anymore, either.


Because it seemed such a copout to bolt 95% of it, then weld the one tab. 



who likes seam sealer...

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I used a two part panel glue/ seam sealer on mine. Mainly because I couldn't figure out a better way of securing it without an torch to run some braze in to a well fluxed joint. (If you have a torch then this is good). 


It has not moved since plus I am pretty happy with how well the seam is protected. 

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