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Panel replacement.

Postby Tinman » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:05 pm

This my be a silly question: when replacing body and engine bay panels do you spot weld them on like original or seam weld them? Thanks
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Re: Panel replacement.

Postby Panky » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:32 pm

The only silly question is the one you don't ask ;)
If you are replacing full panels that were spot welded in originally then yes, re-creating the same type of joints is fine, if you haven't got a spot welder then plug welding is the way to go. But if you are letting in repair sections to existing panels then they should be seem welded.
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Re: Panel replacement.

Postby Tinman » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:48 pm

Thanks. I was thinking more for the o/s/f wing panel as I can't see what it would weld to.
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Re: Panel replacement.

Postby Custard » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:48 am

Pictures help as it is not clear, to me at least which panel you mean.

The actual outer wings are, or should be bolted on with no welds anywhere.

If you have no pictures there is a Body parts manual downloadable from the home page, it is on the left hand edge AKD3542.

Takes a while as it is 700 pages, but worth loading and saving on your pc.

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Re: Panel replacement.

Postby Tinman » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:22 pm

It's this section of wing. The section that the outer wing bolts to. There doesn't seem much to weld it to. Does it just get welded round the bottom edge and at the A pillar.
Will check the manual too. Tia
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