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BODY REPAIR FUNDAMENTALS

REPLACEMENT OF PANEL

Panel replacement work includes replacement of the front fenders and hood which are installed by bolts, and replacement of rear fenders and the roof which are welded. This section explains panel replacement procedures after adjusting body alignment.

1. ADJUSTMENT FITTING OF FRONT FENDER
Fitting adjustment means adjustment of clearance or gradient of the hood, door, front fender, etc. with respect to its adjacent part, and adjustment of gradient at the press line.
Adjustment of front fender is described as an example.

  

  • Adjust the fitting at the front fender mounting position. Tighten the front fender mounting bolts loosely, and adjust the fit by moving the front fender sideways or in the up-down direction while observing the clearance with the hood and door.

  

  • Adjust the front fender bend angle. If a proper fit cannot be obtained by step (1) above, change the bending angle of the front fender.
2. ADJUSTMENT FITTING OF DOOR ASSEMBLY
When there is excessive clearance on the upper part of door:

  

  • Apply a wood block between the outer sill and the lower side of door, and push the upper part of door.

  

  • When there is excessive clearance on the lower part of door.