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As is always the case with sheetmetal, you don't want to weld too much at a time because that will heat and warp the repair. Instead, Leo placed tack-welds several inches apart, let the metal cool before adding more welds, and continued the slow process until the entire seam was attached. After each spot-weld, a body hammer was used to tap down the sheetmetal while it was still warm. That prevented the welds from creating high spots that would need to be repaired.