Front Wheelhouse/Damper Housing Installation

Front Wheelhouse:


1.Check the damper housing and front side frame position, and set the new wheelhouse upper extension align it with the body side wheelhouse upper extension.

2.Cut the new wheelhouse upper extension and clamp it.

3.Clamp the new front wheelhouse and front bulkhead.

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

5.Tack weld the wheelhouse upper extension (A), front wheelhouse (B), and front bulkhead (C).

6.Temporarily install the hood, front fender, headlight, and front bumper, then check for differences in level and clearance. Make sure the body lines flow smoothly.

7.Do the main welding.

  • Attach the patch (A) at the joint section of the wheelhouse upper extension (B), and weld it.
  • Weld the front wheelhouse (C) and front bulkhead (D).

8.Weld the wheelhouse upper member (A).

Damper Housing:


1.Set the new parts, and front bulkhead into position, and measure the front compartment diagonally. Check the body dimensions, engine compartment, engine compartment and front floor under view, top view, side view.

2.Tack weld the new parts.

3.Temporarily install the front subframe, and check the front side frame position.

4.Temporarily install the hood, front fender, headlight, and front bumper, then check for differences in level and clearance. Make sure the body lines flow smoothly.

5.Do the main welding.

  • Weld the wheelhouse upper extension (A) and dashboard upper side member extension (B).
  • Weld the damper housing (C), front wheelhouse and front side frame (D).
  • From the passenger's compartment side, plug weld the holes in the dashbard lower (E) and damper housing (C).

6.Glue the urethane block (A) to the wheelhouse upper extension (B) as shown.
Urethane block: P/N. 91616-S04-000
Adhesive: Cemedine 366, or equivalent

7.Weld the wheelhouse upper member (A).

8.Insert the nozzle to the holes (A) of the wheelhouse upper member (B) and spray the anti-rust agent (C), to the around of urethane block (D).