Replacing an entire front clip, like is being done here, should probably be left to your chassis builder, but the same procedures are used on smaller repairs. As you can see, everything that has been damaged has been cut away before any repairs begin. The upper tubes to be spliced have already been prepped by sanding away the powder coat for approximately three inches. It is also important that your cuts are clean and square. This is no time to be using the plasma cutter.