Replacing closing panel

Fitting closing panel to body

No. Operation

Clean welding areas

Attach closing panel to straightening brackets

Spotweld closing panel to spare wheel well

Plug weld gusset plates to closing panel

Plug weld wheel housings to closing panel

Plug weld side members MIG-weld gusset plates

Instructions

Using a hot air gun or rotary wire brush, remove under-sealant, paint etc. from welding areas of body. Remove factory primer from welding areas of spare part (closing panel), using a rotary wire brush.

Trial-fit closing panel to body and attach to straightening

Align spare wheel well to closing panel, attach with clamping tools and spotweld into place.

Align gusset plates to closing panel and plug weld with

Align wheel housing to closing panel, attach with clamping tools and plug weld with MIG equipment.

Align side members to closing panel and plug weld with

MIG-weld gusset plates to closing panel (only along horizontal joints) running a full seam.

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