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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

  1. Cut the front compartment upper side rail in corresponding locations to fit the remaining original panel. The sectioning joint should be trimmed to allow a gap of one-and-one-half-times the metal thickness at the sectioning joint.
  2. Create a 50 mm (2 in) backing plate from the unused portion of the service part.
  3. Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) along the sectioning cut on the remaining original part. Locate these holes 13 mm (1/2 in) from the edge of part and spaced 40 mm (1 1/2 in) apart.
  4. Prepare all mating surfaces as necessary.
  5. Fit the backing plates halfway into the sectioning joints, clamp in place and plug weld to the vehicle.
  6. Align the front compartment upper side rail.

  1. Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the front compartment upper side rail as noted from the original panel.
  2. Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for welding.

  1. Position the front compartment   upper side rail on the vehicle.
  2. Verify the fit of the front compartment upper side rail.
  3. Clamp the front compartment upper side rail into position.

  1. Plug weld accordingly.
  2. To create a solid weld with minimum heat distortion, make 25 mm (1 in) stitch welds along the seam with 25 mm (1 in) gaps between them. Then go back and complete the stitch weld.
  3. Apply the sealers and anti-corrosion materials to the repair area, as necessary. Refer to Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.
  4. Paint the repaired area. Refer to Basecoat/Clearcoat Paint Systems.
  5. Install all related panels and components.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.
  7. Enable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling.
Removal Procedure
Warning: Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning in the Preface section. Warning: Refer to Collision Sectioning Warning in the Preface section. Warning: Refer to Glass and She ...

Front Compartment Upper Side Rail Sectioning (MIG-Brazing)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

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Removal Procedure
Warning: Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning in the Preface section. Warning: Refer to Glass and Sheet Metal Handling Warning in the Preface section. Disable the SIR System. Refer to SIR   Disabling and Enabling. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to ...

Installation Procedure
Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the front wheelhouse panel rear reinforcement as noted from the original panel. Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding where front wheelhouse front panel and front wheelhouse panel rear   reinforcement overlap ...

Installation Procedure
Create 8 x 14 mm (5/16 x 15/16 in) slots for MIG-Brazing along the edges of the drivetrain and front suspension frame front support as noted from the original panel. Clean and prepare the attaching  surfaces for brazing. Position the drivetrain and front suspension frame ...

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