HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL


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Efficient Replacement of Body Panels

• This section contains information on the body panels in regard to the welding types, number of spot welds, and cut-and-join locations that are necessary for panel removal and installation.

• The type of weld and position are indicated by symbols.

• Some sections have notes concerning the operation being performed. Thoroughly read and understand the notes before carrying out any procedures.

Example

Symbols of Panel Replacement

• The following 6 symbols are used to indicate the type of weld that is used when replacing body panels.

Body Dimensions (Flat-plane Dimensions)

• Flat-plane dimensions are the dimensions measured by projecting certain reference points onto a plane surface.

• When there are no specific indications, the standard points and dimensions are symmetrical in regard to the center of the vehicle.

• The hypothetical lines may differ according to the vehicle model.

Example

Body Dimensions (Straight-line Dimensions)

• Straight-line dimensions are the actual dimensions between two standard points.

• When there are no specific indications, the standard points and dimensions are symmetrical in regard to the center of the vehicle.

Example

Symbols of Body Dimensions

• The following 8 symbols are used to indicate the standard points.