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Front Wheelhouse/Damper Housing Installation

NOTE:
  • Welding symbols
    : 2-Plate spot welding
    : 3-Plate spot welding
    : 4-Plate spot welding
    : MIG plug welding
    : MIG welding
    L= Welding length Unit: mm (in.)
  • ( ): The number of welds
  1. Clamp the new damper housing, the front damper extension, the side frame gusset, the gusset plate, the wheelhouse lower extension, and the bulkhead, and measure the front compartment diagonally.
  1. Check the body dimensions.
  1. Tack weld the new parts and the front bulkhead into position.
  1. Temporarily install the front subframe, and check the front side frame position.
  1. Temporarily install the front fender, the hood, and the door, then check for differences in level and clearance. Check the external parts fitting position. If necessary, check the headlight and the front bumper positions. Make sure the body lines flow smoothly.
  1. Do the main welding.
    Weld the damper housing (A), to the front side frame (B), and the dashboard upper (C).
  1. From the passenger's side, plug weld the holes in the dashboard lower (A) and the damper housing (B).
  1. Drill the holes for welding the new front damper extension (A). Weld the damper housing (B), the front damper extension, and the dashboard upper side member (C).
  1. Weld the damper housing (A) and wheelhouse gusset (B) to the front damper extension (C). Weld the front damper extension and the wheelhouse lower extension (D).
  1. Weld the side frame gusset (A) and the gusset plate (B) to the front side frame (C), and the wheelhouse lower extension (D).
  1. Weld the wheelhouse upper member (A). When reusing the wheelhouse upper member, weld it with a MIG plug welding.