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2016 – MX-5 – General Information

HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL

Efficient Replacement of Body Panels

  • This section contains information on the body panels in regard to the welding types, number of spot welds, and cut–and–join locations that are necessary for panel removal and installation.

  • The type of weld and position are indicated by symbols.

  • Some sections have notes concerning the operation being performed. Thoroughly read and understand the notes before carrying out any procedures.

Example

Symbols of Panel Replacement

  • The following 6 symbols are used to indicate the type of weld that is used when replacing body panels.

Body Dimensions (Flat–plane Dimensions)

  • Flat–plane dimensions are the dimensions measured by projecting certain reference points onto a plane surface.

  • When there are no specific indications, the standard points and dimensions are symmetrical in regard to the center of the vehicle.

  • The hypothetical lines may differ according to the vehicle model.

  • The schematic diagram shows the vehicle as it is projected from the underbody.

Example

Body Dimensions (Straight–line Dimensions)

  • Straight–line dimensions are the actual dimensions between two standard points.

  • When there are no specific indications, the standard points and dimensions are symmetrical in regard to the center of the vehicle.

Example

Symbols of Body Dimensions

  • The following 8 symbols are used to indicate the standard points.

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