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Center 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. Clamp the side sill stiffener, and check the body dimensions.
  1. Tack weld the side sill stiffener (A) and the side sill rear stiffener (B).
  1. Install the new center pillar inner separator (A) on the side sill stiffener (B).
    NOTE: Apply the sealer (C) all the way around the separator and inside the center pillar stiffener (D) without gaps.
  1. Install the new wheel arch outer separator (A) on the rear inner panel (B).
    NOTE: Apply the sealer (C) all the way around the separator and inside the outer panel reuse part (D) without gaps.
  1. Weld the patch (A) at the cut section of the body side outer panel (B) and weld the outer panel reuse part (C).
  1. Rough-cut the front side 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. From inside the passenger's compartment, weld the side sill stiffener (A) to the center pillar inner (B) and the inside sill (C).
  1. Remove the outer panel repair part, and weld the center pillar stiffener (A) to the roof side 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 center pillar outer separator (A) on the center pillar 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, and the front fender.
  1. Do the main welding. Weld the outer panel repair part (A) and the patch (B).