Front Bulkhead Installation

1.Check the front side frame position, then set the new front side frame and backplate, and align them with the body side front side frame.

2.Cut the new front side frame and backplate, and clamp them.

3.Clamp the new front lower cross-member (A), and check the body dimensions, engine compartment, engine compartment and front floor under view, top view, side view.

4.Tack weld the new front side frame and backplate, and remove the front lower cross-member.

5.Weld the new front side frame (A) and backplate (B).

6.Set the new bulkhead upper frame, bulkhead side stay/front lower cross-member and bulkhead side/extension into position, and measure the front compartment diagonally.

7.Check the body dimensions, engine compartment, engine compartment and front floor under view, top view, side view.

8.Tack weld the new parts.

9.Temporarily install the hood, front fender, headlight, and front bumper, then check for differences in level and clearance.

10.Do the main welding.

  • Weld the bulkhead side stay (A), front lower cross-member (B) to the front side frame (C).
  • Weld the bulkhead upper frame (D) to the bulkhead side stay (A) and wheelhouse upper extension (E).
  • Weld the bulkhead side (F), bulkhead side extension (G) and wheelhouse upper member (H).