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Side Sill Outer Panel 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. Rough-cut the side sill outer panel repair part, and clamp it to the body.
  1. Check the dimensions.
  1. Temporarily install 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. Weld the patch (A) at the cut section of the body side outer panel (B).
  1. Install the new front pillar outer separator (A), the center pillar outer separator (B) on the front pillar lower stiffener (C), and the center pillar stiffener (D).
    NOTE: Apply the sealer (E) all the way around the separator and inside the outer panel repair part (F) without gaps.
  1. Clamp the outer panel repair part, and recheck the clearance and alignment of the door and the front fender.
  1. Do the main welding. Weld the outer panel repair part (A) and the patch (B).