What's A Ford Lap-Joint Backer Plate?

What's A Ford Lap-Joint Backer Plate?

In your recent pursuit of late-model Ford sectioning information, you've scanned past the term "lap-joint backer plate" in their body repair manuals. Wait a minute, pause, rewind, what is a lap-joint backer plate and how do you make that? We went to Ford for clarification. In the past, Ford has referenced a butt joint with backing for sectioning. It turns out, that hasn't changed. Ford is planning to remove all references to the "lap-joint backer plate" from their body repair manuals. While they are in the process of doing that, we're getting the information to you to help clear up any confusion.