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Lincoln Nautilus: Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs / Rear Floor Panel Section. Removal and Installation

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Spherical Cutter
Grinder
Air Body Saw
MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
Spot Weld Drill Bit

Materials

Name Specification
Flange Sealant
CU7Z-19B508-A
WSS-M2G348-A11
 

Removal

  1. Restore vehicle to pre-accident dimensions, if required.
    Refer to: Body and Frame (501-26 Body Repairs - Vehicle Specific Information and Tolerance Checks, Description and Operation).
  1. Reposition the carpeting and the wiring harness away from the working area.
  1. Remove the following items:
    1. Remove the rear bumper.
      Refer to: Rear Bumper (501-19 Bumpers, Removal and Installation).
    2. Remove the fuel tank (as equipped).
      Refer to: Fuel Tank (310-01B Fuel Tank and Lines - 2.7L EcoBoost (238kW/324PS), Removal and Installation).
      Refer to: Fuel Tank (310-01B Fuel Tank and Lines - 2.7L EcoBoost (238kW/324PS), Removal and Installation).
    3. Remove the loadspace trim panel.
      Refer to: Loadspace Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).

NOTE: LH side shown, RH side similar.

  1. Using a grinder with an abrasive disc or equivalent, remove the sealer along the floor pan rear flange.
    Use the General Equipment: Grinder
  1. Using a grinder with an abrasive disc or equivalent, remove the sealer along the floor pan flange.
    Use the General Equipment: Grinder
  1. Remove the spot welds along the floor pan wheelhouse flange.
    Use the General Equipment: Spot Weld Drill Bit
  1. Remove the spot welds along the rear flange and frame rail area.
    Use the General Equipment: Spot Weld Drill Bit
  1. Remove the spot welds along the floor pan lower wheelhouse flange.
  1. NOTICE: Cut through floor panel only, do not cut into reinforcements or crossmembers.

    NOTE: Back panel removed from view for clarity.

    Cut and remove the floor panel section as indicated.
    Use the General Equipment: Spherical Cutter

Installation

  1. Create sectioning piece from the replacement part as required.
    Use the General Equipment: Spherical Cutter
    Use the General Equipment: Air Body Saw

NOTE: LH side shown, RH side similar.

  1. Drill holes for plug welding in the replacement section.
  1. Install the replacement section and seam weld.
    Use the General Equipment: MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
  1. Weld the floor panel to the side member and rear flange.
    Use the General Equipment: MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
  1. Weld the floor panel at the wheelhouse.
    Use the General Equipment: MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
  1. Weld the lower floor panel flange on the affected side.
    Use the General Equipment: MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
  1. Metal finish as required using typical metal finishing techniques.
  1. Refinish using a Ford approved paint system.
  1. Apply sealer to the floor panel wheelhouse flange.
    Material: Flange Sealant / CU7Z-19B508-A (WSS-M2G348-A11)
  1. Apply sealer to the floor panel rear flange.
  1. Sealing work: All areas must be sealed to production level.
  1. Restore corrosion protection.
    Refer to: Corrosion Prevention (501-25 Body Repairs - General Information, General Procedures).
  1. Reposition the carpeting and the wiring harness.
  1. Install the following items:
    1. Install the fuel tank (as equipped).
      Refer to: Fuel Tank (310-01B Fuel Tank and Lines - 2.7L EcoBoost (238kW/324PS), Removal and Installation).
      Refer to: Fuel Tank (310-01B Fuel Tank and Lines - 2.7L EcoBoost (238kW/324PS), Removal and Installation).
    2. Install the rear bumper.
      Refer to: Rear Bumper (501-19 Bumpers, Removal and Installation).
    3. Install the loadspace trim panel.
      Refer to: Loadspace Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).

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