CATEGORY:   TECHNICAL

 ATTENTION:  ALL DEALERS/SERVICE MANAGERS

 SUBJECT:    REPAIR OF FRONT FRAME EXTENSION


 In the event that the front frame extension of a De Lorean
 is damaged in an accident the following repair procedure
 has been established:

 1.  Empty the fuel tank.

 2.  Remove fuel pump inspection cover located under spare
     tire and rollover valve inspection cover located in
     rear left quarter of luggage compartment beneath fuel
     filler cap.

 3.  Disconnect fuel lines from fuel pump, fuel filler hose
     and vent hose from fuel tank.

 4.  Disconnect electrical connections to fuel pump and fuel
     gauge.

 5.  Using appropriate equipment, evacuate the air-conditioning
     system.

 6.  Raise the vehicle on a hoist.

 7.  Drain the coolant system.

 8.  Remove air ducting shroud between air dam and radiator.

 9.  Disconnect air-conditioning lines and coolant hoses from
     radiator.

10.  Disconnect wiring harness from coolant fans.

11.  Remove right and left side radiator mounting brackets and
     remove radiator, condenser and fan as a unit.

12.  Remove fuel tank closing plate and fuel tank.

13.  Undo lower steering rack u-joint, steering rack brackets
     and tie rod ends and remove steering rack.

                                       Continued...


                                        Issued 2/8/82
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14.  Using a hole saw cut a 10 inch diameter hole in spare wheel
     well.  THIS WILL PROVIDE ACCESS TO TOP OF RIGHT OF FRAME
     EXTENSION.

     NOTE:  Save the piece removed as it will be necessary to
            replace it at a later time.

15.  Using an air chisel, high rotary grinder or metal saw,
     remove damaged frame impact extension.

     NOTE:  Do not use an oxyaccetylene torch.
            Do not cut into parent metal.

16.  Grind all surfaces to be welded flush with parent metal
     allowing approximately 3/4 inch to 1 inch of clean metal
     at points to be welded.

17.  Attach alignment jig J-33229 loosely to front cross member
     (See Figure 1).

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18.  Attach new front frame extension (Part No. 105289) to
     alignment jig J-33229 (See Fig. 1).  Tighten all fasteners
     on alignment jig while simultaneously checking positioning
     of frame extension to cross member.

19.  Tack weld at all major contact points and remove jig.
     Continue welding until all contact areas are joined.  Allow
     to cool.

20.  Clean all bare metal surfaces and coat with corrosion
     protective kit Part No. 109264/5.  Allow to dry.

21.  Reinstall all parts in reverse order.  Replace section
     removed from spare wheel well using a suitable fiberglass
     repair kit.

     NOTE:  Prior to installing anti-roll bar clamps and
            radiator mounting brackets, ensure that the
            frame extension stiffeners are installed as
            follows:

     a.  Using the bolts to hold the side of the radiator
         bracket to the impact extension, install two (2)
         strengthening brackets (Part Nos. 111140/111141)
         to the impact extension loosely (See Fig. 2).
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     b.  Install clamp spacer (Part No. 106960) and anti-roll
         bar bracket (Part No. 108998) and spacers (Part
         No. 111205) using bolt (Part No. 111204) coated with
         Loctite 242.  Torque to 35 NM (26 ft. lb.) (See Fig. 2).

     c.  Ensure radiator is positioned as far as possible to
         the right of the vehicle before tightening the
         radiator support bracket, side bolts and top bolts.

     d.  Tighten lower radiator mounting bolts.

21.  Refill cooling system and pressure test.

22.  Recharge air-conditioning system.

23.  Check and, if necessary, adjust wheel alignment.

Please inform all personnel concerned.



Doyle J. Potter
National Service/Training
     Parts Manager

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