Partially replacing front section

Replacing end panel and connection plate, partially replacing wheel house and side member.

No. Procedure

Position vehicle on the alignment bench

Instructions

Position vehicle, with units installed, on the rational straightening brackets and secure.

Remove damaged parts from the chassis

Using chassis saw, weld-point miller and angled grinder, separate the damaged parts from the chassis.

Clean welding areas

Fasten end section to the straightening bracket

Remove underseal from welding areas with hot-air blower or rotary brush.

Weld end section onto spare-wheel well

Align spare-wheel well with end section, secure with clamps and spot weld.

Weld in connection plate

Weld in wheel house

Weld in side member and grind butt-weld joint smooth.

Align connection plate, fasten to spare-wheel well, end section and wheel house with clamps and spot weld.

Cut and align wheel house and side member. Offset wheel house to the outside and fasten to the chassis with clamps. Spot weld the wheel house to the end section. Using the saw, cut to fit the fender connection areas and butt weld.

Align the side member with the wheel house in such a way that the ends connecting with the end sections form an offset to the seams of connection plate and wheel house. Butt weld side member and end sections. Spot weld side member, wheel house and end section. Grind butt-weld seams on side member smooth.

Replacing Complete Front End of Car

Cutting Off Front End of Car Body

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