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Front Pillar Outer Panel 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. Install the new front pillar inner separator (A) on the front pillar lower corner stiffener (B).
    NOTE: Apply the sealer (C) all the way around the separator and inside the front pillar inner lower (D) without gaps.
  1. Set the front pillar lower stiffener, and tack weld it into position.
  1. Rough-cut the front side outer panel repair part, clamp it to the body, and check the dimensions.
  1. Temporarily install the windshield, the door, the hood, and the front fender, then check for differences in level and clearance.
    Check the external parts fitting position. Make sure the body lines flow smoothly.
  1. Trim the cut and joint areas of the outer panel repair part as needed, and prepare the butt-welding connections.
  1. Remove the outer panel repair part, and weld the front pillar lower stiffener (A) to the upper stiffener (B) and the side sill stiffener (C).
  1. Weld the patch (A) at the cut section of the body side outer panel (B).
  1. Install the new front pillar outer separator (A) on the front pillar lower corner stiffener (B).
    NOTE: Apply the sealer (C) all the way around the separator and inside the outer panel repair part (D) without gaps.
  1. Clamp the outer panel repair part, and recheck the clearance and alignment of the door, the front fender, and the windshield.
  1. Do the main welding. Weld the outer panel repair part (A) and the patch (B).