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This manual has been prepared for use by all body technicians involved in the repair of the Dodge Caliber. Body Construction Characteristics History of Collision Repair Corrosion Protection Vehicle Identification Number Information Paint Codes Information
Welded Panel Replacement Sealer Locations Structural Adhesive Locations NVH/Structural Foam Locations Sound Deadener Locations Frame/Body Dimensions Front Frame Rail Sectioning Procedure Additional Support/Information. MS 66 - Represents an uncoated Hot Rolled Steel Sheet used mainly for interior braces and reinforcements. MS 264 - Represents an uncoated high strength low alloy (HSLA) steel used in applications where structural integrity is critical. MS82-1228 - Represent a coated high strength low alloy (HSLA) hot or cold rolled sheet steel used in applictions where structural integrity is critical. New for body Tailor Rolled Hotstamo (boron steel) B-pillar reinforcement. When welding hot stamped (boron) steel to mild steel use resistance spot welds. Weld nuggets should be 6.5 mm if parts originally had structural adhesive between them replace it using Mopar structural adhesive. To adjust striker in the field loosen striker screws to 100 in_Lbs, bump or pull striker in desired direction, re-torque to 250 In-Lb. History of collision repair : Use plenty of solder or body putty to make it look good. With the frame and body vehicle, the job was easy; first straighten the frame - then fix the mechanical components and the body work was cosmetic. This was all well and good until the mid - ’70s. Factory Applied Corrosion Protection. The vehicle certification label identifies the paint code. This label is located on the driver’s door shut face. The basic parts of the body structure are the welded panels. This section contains a brief description of the placement of some of the panels and their weld locations. The major construction of a unibody vehicle consists of welded panels that create the supporting structure for all components and assemblies of the vehicle. Here are some examples for replacement of these parts.
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