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#1 Aceslow


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 07:21 PM

How are the inner wing and door post welded together? Every picture I can find has the inner A fitted already.


#2 Tupers


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 07:49 PM

The flange of the inner wing that points towards the rear of the car if spot welded to the A-pillar in the first step from the A-panel.

The in the factory I think the inner wing and A-pillar/panel would have been welded together before the internal plate with the check strap mount that joins the A-pillar and inner wing was welded on.

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 11:57 PM

Here is a pic of where mine is spotwelded, I found fitting outers then flitch panel made access to this ok with spot welder, I also removed the inner a post panel to gain access as I was also replacing that

42670509470_d30aab2a8b_z.jpg926FCF26-8C59-40AF-BAE8-451F480AA6E0 by darren carr, on Flickr

on passenger side the flitch was wrong shape so I had to let some metal in so it could be spot welded as can be seen on this pic


49026391881_33d5b3c03e_z.jpg09EBE465-92C1-45E1-BBFB-5DAD41305FBF by darren carr, on Flickr


then the inner a panel I had to plug weld as couldn’t gain access with the spot welder


49026391661_008807a8f9_z.jpg1EA4FA74-6091-4131-A093-9E260D9D3D03 by darren carr, on Flickr


welds were then ground flush before fitting wings etc.


hope this helps out a bit


if you want to spot weld inner a panels you would have to fit them to inner wing prior to fitting this to the car and I thought alignment would be difficult without a jig of some sort so this was best way I could manage it. The inner a panel plug welds are not noticeable whereas the outer a panel to inner wing ones are when the door is opened. Hope that makes sense.



Edited by Daz1968, 07 November 2019 - 12:04 AM.

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 09:49 AM

DAZ1968. Thank you very much for the response. I figured but my panel does not fit the curve either.  The pictures helped out immensely.  

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 08:41 PM

I’ve the same issue as yourself with the large gap at the top, I’d planned on doing the same as Daz and adding in a section.

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