OEM Linking Pin: Number of Welds on Ford/Lincoln Vehicles

When welding a replacement panel on a vehicle, it is important to know how many welds should be placed along the panel. When it comes to panel replacement on a Ford or Lincoln vehicle, the number of welds shown in a replacement procedure is not necessarily the number of welds that should be made on the vehicle being repaired.

Per our contact at Ford/Lincoln: "The images in the workshop manual are quick visual depiction, not the actual count. Follow what the vehicle had originally, following the typical guidelines and options for equipment."

This means that the number of welds on the vehicle being repaired is the number of welds that should be used when replacing a panel. Make sure to follow welding precautions and guidelines in the workshop manual to ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

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