Cutting rear body section from body on one side

Remove all mechanical assemblies and attached equipment and also the complete interior trim including glass from the interior and exterior of the rear body section.

Operation

Instructions

Mount car on body alignment

Mount the car with mechanical assemblies in place at the front on the basic set of alignment angles, and

Separate the welded joints at

Separate the flange joint between side panel and roof

Using a spot weld cutter, separate the spot welds between the side panel and the rear wheel housing, the B-post and the roof frame member. Separate the MIG weld seams between the side panel and the door sill, roof frame (in the B-post area), outer roof panel/rear wheel housing and cross-member. Cut through the flange joint between the side panel and the roof.

Cut through the door sills and separate the welded joints

Cut through the door sills with the body panel saw. Separate the spot welds between the door sill and the side member and the central side member with the spot weld cutter. Grind away the MIG weld seams between the door sill and the gusset plate.

Separte the welded joints at

Separate the welded joints between the gusset plate and the rear wheel housing and central side member.

Separate the welded joints at the rear wheel housing

Bend up the angled surround at the B-post. Separate the spot welds between the rear wheel housing and the side member, roof frame and central side member,

Separte the welded joints at the rear wheel housing

Separate the spot welds between the rear wheel housing and the seat pan and the rear-window shelf with a spot weld cutter. Grind the away the MIG weld seams between the rear wheel housing and the B-post and side member.

Separate the spot welds on the side member

Cut through the side member

Separate the spot welds between the side member and cross-member, engine mount and rear-axle cross member with a spot weld cutter. Cut through the side member near the rear-axle cross-member (before center of shock absorber mount) with the body panel saw.

Fitting rear body section into body on one side

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