Replacing part of front end

Fitting closing panel and gusset plates completely and wheel housings and side members partially into body

Operation

Instructions

Clean welding areas

Attach closing panel to straightening brackets

Using a hot air gun or rotary wire brush, remove under-sealant, paint etc. from welding areas of body.

Weld closing panel to spare

Offer up spare wheel well to closing panel, attach with clamps and spotweld into place.

Weld in gusset plates

Offer up gusset plates, attach with clamps to spare wheel well, closing panel and wheel housings and spotweld into place.

Weld in wheel housings and

Cut off and align wheel housings and side members. Joddle wheel housings towards outside and attach to

Spotweld wheel housings to mating parts. Saw in at fender mating surfaces and butt weld into place.

Weld in side members and cut down butt weld joints

Offer up side members to wheel housings so that the butt joints of the mating parts are offset with regard to the gusset plates and wheel housings. Butt weld side members and mating panels. Spotweld side members, wheel housings and closing panel. Grind down butt weld joints of side members.

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