Fitting side panel to body No Operation

Instructions

Clean the weld areas

Us a hot air blower or rotary brusk to remove unterseal, paint etc. from weld areas on the body. Remove factory-applied primer coating from weld areas on the replacement parts with a rotary brush.

1 Fit the side panel into

Make a butt joint between the side panel and the body.

Insert the door to check the body contour.

The gap between door and body must be parallel all

Insert special tool P 854

Place special tool P 854 (rear side window template) into the body cutout for the rear side window, and secure to the spot weld flange with clamps.

Tack weld the side panel using inert gas

Using the inert gas method, tack weld the side panel to the door sill, rear wheel housing (B-post area) and rear

Take out special tool P 854 (rear side window template).

Spot and MIG weld the

Spot weld the side panel to the rear wheel housing. MIG weld the side panel to the door sill and rear wheel housing with a full seam. Butt weld the replacement side panel to the body side panel under inert gas run-

Sand the MIG weld

Grind the MIG weld seams between the side panel and the door sill and the butt weld seam between the replacement side panel and the body side panel.

Spot weld the angled surround to the rear wheel housing

Trial-fit and spot weld the angled surround to the rear wheel housing.

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