Using a hot air gun or rotary wire brush, remove under-sealing, paint etc. from welding areas of body. Remove factory primer from welding areas of spare parts, using a rotary wire brush.
1 Offer up side member to body and MIG-weld to body
Offer up side member spare parts to body side member, making a butt joint.
Attach side member spare parts to straightening brackets for impact pipe mount.
MIG-weld side member spare parts to body side members, running a butt full seam.
Offer up cross member with closing section to body and MIG-weld to body
Remove straightening bracket for impact pipe mount. Offer up cross member with closing section between side members.
Fit impact pipe straightening bracket and MIG-weld cross member with closing section to lower and upper side members, running a full seam.
Offer up wheel housings to body, spotweld and MIG-weld to body
Trim wheel housings until they can be adjusted at the holes for the strut mount.
Offer up wheel housing spare parts to body wheel housings and adjust to side members, attach with clamping tools and scribe contours.
Trim wheel housings according to contours and joddle towards the outside.
Spotweld and plug weld (with MIG equipment) wheel housings to closing panels.
MIG-weld wheel housings from outside, running an intermittent full seam.
Offer up support panels to body and MIG-weld them to body
Offer up support panels to side members, wheel housings and spring strut dome reinforcement; MIG-weld them running an intermittent seam and plug-weld them using MIG equipment.
5 Offer up wheel housing upper sections and MIG-weld to body
Offer up wheel housing upper sections, trim them and joddle them towards the bottom. MIG-weld wheel housing upper sections in wheel housing and fender landing panel areas, running a butt full seam.
Plug-weld them using MIG equipment on the surface areas and along the wheel housings towards the front.
Offer up wheel housing front sections and MIG-weld and spotweld
Place wheel housing front sections onto side members, adjust them and MIG-weld them to the side members, running an intermittent full seam. Spotweld wheel housing front sections to wheel housings and wheel housing upper sections.
Adjust supports for pop-up headlight consoles and MIG-weld to body
Position front welding flanges of supports for pop-up headlights so that they are flush with the side members. MIG-weld supports for pop-up headlights to side members, running an intermittent full seam.
Offer up lock support panel and MIG-weld and spotweld, respectively
Offer up lock support panel into body and spotweld to closing section and wheel housing front sections. MIG-weld lock support panel to side members and cross member, running an intermittent full seam.
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