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Rear Side 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. Clamp the new rear pillar gutter, rough-cut the rear side outer panel repair part, clamp it to the body.
  1. Check the body dimensions.
  1. Temporarily install the door, the tailgate, and the quarter glass, 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. Remove the outer panel repair part.
  1. Weld the patch (A) at the cut section of the body side outer panel (B).
  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 repair part (D) without gaps.
  1. Clamp the outer panel repair part, and recheck the clearance and alignment of the door, the quarter glass, and the tailgate.
  1. Do the main welding. Weld the outer panel repair part (A), and the patch (B).
  1. Weld the rear pillar gutter lower (A), the outer panel (B), and the rear panel (C).
  1. Weld the outer panel (A) and the rear gutter middle (B).