It is welded.My daughter got in a pickle in a snow bank and tried to use a tow hook on her rear hatch latch hook(insert face in palm emoji)...severely bending the rear body panel. Has anyone done any body work in this region? Is the rear body panel welded into place or is it a case of just bolting a new one on? I do not have access to the vehicle to inspect it myself. I see the rear body panel can be ordered as a stand alone part but i'm unsure if it's welded into place. If not, I cant just pull one from a junkyard and repair next time she visits.
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