Replacing part of wheel housing and side member Fitting wheel housing and side member into body

No. Operation

Clean welding areas

Offer up wheel housing

Attach wheel housing to straightening bracket

Weld wheel housing to body

Plug-weld member with strut

Spot-weld wheel housing to front floor section, spare wheel well and gusset plate

Spotweld wheel housing to

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 parts (wheel housing, side member), using a rotary wire

Joddle wheel housing (spare part) towards outside and trial-fit to body wheel housing, making an overlap joint. Trial-fit wheel housing in fender mating area, making a

Attach wheel housing to straightening bracket. Tack-weld wheel housing to mating sections of wheel housing to body, gusset plate and closing panel, using MIG

MIG-weld along fender mating flanges, running a butt

Spotweld wheel housing to member.

Spotweld wheel housing between member and side

Plug-weld wheel housing from side member area, using

Attach member with clamping tools to strut dome and

Align front floor section and spare wheel well to wheel housing, attach with clamping tools and spotweld into

Align gusset plate to wheel housing and spotweld into Align closing panel to wheel housing, attach with clamp-

No. Operation

6 Weld in side member

Cut down weld joints

Instructions

Align side member with wheel housing so that the butt joint between the spare side member and body side member is offset to the joint between the body wheel housing and spare wheel housing.

Butt-weld spare side member and body side member with MIG equipment, running a full seam.

Spot weld side member to wheel housing.

Plug weld cross member to side member and gusset plate to side member with MIG equipment.

Align side member with closing panel and plug weld

Grind down butt weld joint of side member and butt weld joint in the fender mating area.

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