Bodywork repair

Engine compartment was set free from remaining components of the braking, steering and fuel supply system components.

Electrical system and all components under the dashboard were removed.

Rear wiring harness was removed.

Headliner was removed from the roof.

Front and rear screens were removed.

As the last device, heater unit was removed from the body.

Position and shape of insulation pads was documented.

Each component was marked simplifying production of new pads.

Front axle was removed.

Body was put on the rig for following cleaning and repair actions.

Protective coating from the bottom of the body was removed manually.

We removed top of the central crossmember to evaluate damages.

Damages were relatively small on the right side so we could use brass loading for repair.

Inside of repaired section was covered by protective coating.

Crossmember was closed again.

Damages were more serious on the left side – we had to repair even crossmember itself.

Damaged area was cut out and substitution patch was prepared.

Before welding repaired floor section was covered by protective coating.

Damaged side section of the floor was cut out.

Seams were grinded after welding.

Damaged luggage compartment flange was cut out and corresponding copy was prepared.

Weld seams were grinded as new section was welded into the place.

Damaged roof weld seams were repaired.

Copy of the rear wing damaged area was produced and welded into the place.

New recess floor panel was welded into the place.

We cut away damaged section of the front wing.

Copy was produced and welded into the place.

We checked compatibility of the body and adjacent decoration elements before body was sent to the paintshop.

All repaired decoration elements were compared with the shape of the body.

Ventilation hatch cover was damaged and we had to restore correct shape of it.

Attachment areas of the removable body components were cleaned in sandblast camera before sending to the paintshop.

Before sending to the paintshop restored body carcass got final treatment in the sandblast camera. External panel surfaces were tin loaded where it was necessary.

All removable components were attached to the body upon delivery to the paintshop.

At the paintshop all surfaces received specific surface treatment prior to primer application.

Filler was applied and sanded to achieve perfect shape of the body.

All weld seams were covered by specific seams resin.

First internal surfaces of the body were painted according to original colour scheme.

Finally bottom of the body received protective treatment.

As paintwork was completed body was delivered to the RMW for assembling.

We had to clean and repair front wing inserts.

Cleaned front wing inserts got final protective coating.

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