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Ford Fusion: Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs / B-Pillar and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation

Ford Fusion 2013–2020 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs / B-Pillar and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
8 mm Drill Bit
MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
Spot Weld Drill Bit
Locking Pliers

Materials

Name Specification
Seam Sealer
TA-2-B, 3M™ 08308, LORD Fusor® 803DTM
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Flexible Foam Repair
3M™ 08463, LORD Fusor® 121
-
 

Removal

  1. Restore vehicle to pre-accident dimensions.
    Refer to: Body and Frame (501-26 Body Repairs - Vehicle Specific Information and Tolerance Checks, Description and Operation).
  1. Remove the following items:
    1. Refer to: B-Pillar Outer Panel (501-29 Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
  1. Drill out the spot welds from the B-pillar inner panel.
    Use the General Equipment: Spot Weld Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. B-Pillar and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: Remove NVH foam to access lower reinforcement.

    To facilitate access to lower reinforcement spot welds, it is recommended to cut and remove the old B-pillar reinforcement 50-75 mm above the rocker panel.
    Drill out the spot welds from the lower reinforcement.
    Use the General Equipment: Spot Weld Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. B-Pillar and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the B-pillar reinforcement.
Ford Fusion. B-Pillar and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation

Installation

  1. Drill plug weld holes in the upper portion of the replacement panel.
    Use the General Equipment: 8 mm Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. B-Pillar and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation
  1. Drill plug weld holes in the lower portion of the replacement panel.
    Use the General Equipment: 8 mm Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. B-Pillar and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation
  1. Drill 8 mm plug weld holes.
    Use the General Equipment: 8 mm Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. B-Pillar and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation
  1. Install, clamp and plug weld the upper portion of the B-pillar inner panel.
    Use the General Equipment: MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
    Use the General Equipment: Locking Pliers
Ford Fusion. B-Pillar and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation
  1. Install, clamp and plug weld the lower portion of the B-pillar inner panel.
    Use the General Equipment: MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
    Use the General Equipment: Locking Pliers
Ford Fusion. B-Pillar and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation
  1. Plug weld the lower reinforcement.
    Use the General Equipment: MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
Ford Fusion. B-Pillar and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation
  1. Finish the repair area using typical metal finishing procedures.
  1. Apply foam to cavity as indicated.
    Material: Flexible Foam Repair / 3M™ 08463, LORD Fusor® 121
Ford Fusion. B-Pillar and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation
  1. Spot weld the upper portion of the B-pillar inner panel.
    Use the General Equipment: Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
Ford Fusion. B-Pillar and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation
  1. Finish the repair area using typical metal finishing procedures.
  1. Sand and prime repair area using a Ford approved paint system.
  1. Sealing work: All areas must be sealed to production level.
    Material: Seam Sealer / TA-2-B, 3M™ 08308, LORD Fusor® 803DTM
  1. Refinish the repair area using a Ford approved paint system.
  1. Restore corrosion protection.
    Refer to: Corrosion Prevention (501-25 Body Repairs - General Information, General Procedures).
  1. Install the following items:
    1. Refer to: B-Pillar Outer Panel (501-29 Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).

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