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Front Side Frame/Outrigger Installation

  • 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 side frame, and the front bulkhead, and measure the front compartment diagonally.
  1. Check the body dimensions.
  1. Tack weld the new parts and 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 side frame extension (A), the front side cross-member (B), and the outrigger (C).
    • Weld the front side frame (D) and the side frame extension.
  1. From the passenger's side, plug weld the holes in the dashboard lower (A), and the front floor (B).
  1. Weld the front side frame (A) to the damper housing (B) and the front wheelhouse gusset (C).
  1. Weld the wheelhouse, lower member (A), and the side frame gusset (B).