Work Procedure

  1. Cut the wheel arch portion.

  2. Heat the quarter panel adhesive area and remove the quarter panel.

    Tech Tips

    Using an industrial heater gun or gas burner, heat the quarter panel to 110 to 140°C. Make sure the quarter panel does not warp.

  3. Clean off any adhesive that remains on the vehicle.

    Tech Tips

    • Using an industrial heater gun or gas burner, heat the adhesive to 110 to 140°C.

    • Using a scraper, scrape away the adhesive.

    • If adhesive remains, the strength of any subsequently applied adhesive will be weak.

  4. Using a disc grinder or belt sander, scuff and sand any adhesive that remains on the vehicle.

    Tech Tips

    Scuff at a width of approximately 10 mm (0.39 in.) over the previous adhesive coating.

  5. Apply adhesive to the exposed metal areas on the vehicle. Using a spatula, spread the adhesive evenly.

  6. Apply adhesive to the vehicle again.

  7. Using #60-120 grit sandpaper, scuff the adhesive application area on the new quarter panel.

  8. Apply adhesive to the new quarter panel. Using a spatula, spread the adhesive evenly.

  9. Using a vise grip or the palms of your hands, press the quarter panel so that the thickness of the adhesive is even.

  10. Complete installation the new quarter panel.

  11. Dry the adhesive areas of the new quarter panel.

    Tech Tips

    • With dryer or equivalent (60°C): 60 minutes (complete hardening: 90 minutes)

    • Ambient temperature (25°C): 12 hours (complete hardening: 24 hours)


    Symbol Meaning
    A004LLP Remove Weld Points
    A004LGQ Remove Weld Points
    A004LBC Remove Weld Points
    A004LD6 Cut and Join Location
    A004LHP Cut Location for Supply Parts


    1. *a in illustration above indicates where the adhesive is located.

    2. Roughly cut open the panel so that the adhesive can be reached. Cut through the adhesive with a cut chisel to remove the panel.

      Tech Tips

      In cases where the adhesive cannot be removed with a cut chisel, heat the adhesive with an industrial heater gun or gas burner taking care not to cause panel deformation by overheating.

    *b mm (in.) - -

    Symbol Meaning
    A004LEG Spot Weld
    A004LI0 Plug Weld
    A004LDC Plug Weld
    A004LIC Plug Weld
    A004LH1 Butt Weld
    A004LGI Body Sealer


    1. Inspect the fitting of the related parts around the new parts before welding. This affects the appearance of the finish.

    2. Temporarily install the new parts and measure each part of the new parts in accordance with the body dimension diagram. (See the body dimensions)

    3. Before installing a new part, apply body sealer.

      Tech Tips

      • Apply body sealer evenly about 5 mm (0.20 in.) from the flange, avoiding any oozing.

      • Apply sealer evenly, about 3 to 4 mm(0.12 to 0.16 in.) in diameter.

    4. Apply adhesive (3MTMAutomixTMPanel Bonding Adhesive #8115) to the area indicated by *a in the illustration.

      Tech Tips

      Apply enough adhesive to the panels.

    5. Areas indicated by *b in the illustration, combine welding with adhesive. (difficult to get stable strength by one way) If use the spot welder, modify the spot tip as shown in the illustration *c so that it can fit in the narrow flange.

    6. After welding, apply foamed sealing material to the corresponding parts. (See the painting/coating)

    7. After welding, apply body sealer to the corresponding parts. (See the painting/coating)

    8. After applying the top coat, apply anti-rust agent to the internal panel portion of the closed section structural weld points.

    *1 Rivets *2 Fuel Filler Opening Lid
    *d Spot Tip *e mm (in.)