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Lincoln Nautilus: Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs / Front Floor Panel Bracket and Support. Removal and Installation

Lincoln Nautilus 2018-2024 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs / Front Floor Panel Bracket and Support. Removal and Installation

Special Tool(s) / General 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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Removal

NOTE: The following components are available separately. Adjust to meet repair needs.

NOTE: Factory welds may be substituted with resistance or metal inert gas (MIG) plug welds. Resistance welds may not be placed directly over original location. They must be placed adjacent to original location and match factory welds in quantity. Metal inert gas (MIG) plug welds must equal factory welds in both location and quantity.

NOTE: Adequately protect all adjacent areas against cutting, grinding and welding procedures.

  1. Depower the SRS .
    Refer to: Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Depowering (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, General Procedures).
  1. If Required:
    Dimensionally restore the vehicle to pre-damage condition.
    Refer to: Body and Frame (501-26 Body Repairs - Vehicle Specific Information and Tolerance Checks, Description and Operation).
  1. On Both Sides:
    Remove the front seats.
    Refer to: Front Seat (501-10A Front Seats, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the center console.
    Refer to: Floor Console (501-12 Instrument Panel and Console, Removal and Installation).
  1. On Both Sides:
    Remove the B-pillar trim panels.
    Refer to: B-Pillar Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  1. Position the carpet and all wiring harnesses away from the working area.
  1. Remove the welds and the bracket.
    Use the General Equipment: Spot Weld Drill Bit
  1. Remove the welds and support.
    Use the General Equipment: Spot Weld Drill Bit

Installation

NOTE: The following components are available separately. Adjust to meet repair needs.

NOTE: Factory welds may be substituted with resistance or metal inert gas (MIG) plug welds. Resistance welds may not be placed directly over original location. They must be placed adjacent to original location and match factory welds in quantity. Metal inert gas (MIG) plug welds must equal factory welds in both location and quantity.

NOTE: Adequately protect all adjacent areas against cutting, grinding and welding procedures.

  1. Drill plug weld holes in the replacement support.
    Use the General Equipment: 8 mm Drill Bit
  1. Install, properly position, clamp and weld the support.
    Use the General Equipment: Locking Pliers
    Use the General Equipment: MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
  1. Drill plug weld holes in the replacement bracket.
    Use the General Equipment: 8 mm Drill Bit
  1. Install, properly position, clamp and weld the bracket.
    Use the General Equipment: Locking Pliers
    Use the General Equipment: MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
  1. Dress all welds as required using typical metal finishing techniques.
  1. Seam Sealing:
    All seams must be sealed to production level.
    Material: Seam Sealer / TA-2-B, 3M™ 08308, LORD Fusor® 803DTM
  1. Refinish the entire repair using a Ford approved paint system.
  1. Restore corrosion protection.
    Refer to: Corrosion Prevention (501-25 Body Repairs - General Information, General Procedures).
  1. Reposition all wiring harnesses and the carpet to original locations.
  1. Install the center console.
    Refer to: Floor Console (501-12 Instrument Panel and Console, Removal and Installation).
  1. On Both Sides:
    Install the front seats.
    Refer to: Front Seat (501-10A Front Seats, Removal and Installation).
  1. On Both Sides:
    Install the B-pillar trim panels.
    Refer to: B-Pillar Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  1. Repower the SRS .
    Refer to: Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Repowering (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, General Procedures).

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