Range Rover Evoque: B-Pillar Reinforcement

Removal

NOTES:

The B-Pillar reinforcement is manufactured from boron steel.

The B-Pillar reinforcement is unpicked from the side panel reinforcement, 'ring-frame', it is not serviced separately.

There are 2 NVH components serviced on the new B-Pillar reinforcement.

1. The B-Pillar reinforcement is replaced in conjunction with:

  1. Front door
  2. Rear door
  3. B-pillar outer panel
  4. Headliner
  5. Moonroof

Range Rover Evoque. Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

2. For additional information relating to this repair procedure please see the following: For additional information, refer to: Health and Safety Precautions (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation) / Body Repairs (501-25A Body Repairs - General Information, Description and Operation) / Corrosion Protection (501-25B Body Repairs - Corrosion Protection, Description and Operation) / Body and Frame (501-26 Body Repairs - Vehicle Specific Information and Tolerance Checks, Description and Operation) / Standard Workshop Practices (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation).

3. Remove the B-pillar outer panel.

For additional information, refer to: B-Pillar Outer Panel (501-29B Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door, Removal and Installation).

4. NOTE: A drill bit suitable for drilling boron should be used on the boron spot welds. Drill out the spot welds.

Range Rover Evoque. Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

5. Separate the joints and remove the old panel, also releasing the NVH component.

Installation

1. NOTE: A drill bit suitable for drilling boron should be used on the boron spot welds. Drill out the spot welds on new panel as indicated.

Range Rover Evoque. Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

2. Separate the joints and remove the B-Pillar reinforcement from the ring frame.

3. Cut 8mm x 20mm slots as indicated in new panel ready for MIG braze slots.

Range Rover Evoque. Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

4. Cut 8mm x 20mm slots as indicated in new panel ready for MIG braze slots.

Range Rover Evoque. Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

5. Prepare the old and new panel joint surfaces, including NVH component.

6. Offer up the new panel and clamp into position. Check alignment, if correct, proceed to next step, if not, rectify and recheck before proceeding.

7. Remove the new panel.

8. NOTE: If spot welds are being installed in a joint that originally contained adhesive, the adhesive must be reinstated. Apply panel bonding adhesive to spot welded/bonded areas as indicated. Use the bond path shown in the graphic as a guide, the panel bond adhesive must only be applied in the areas where spot welding is accessible for the installation of the new panel. It is not to be applied in any areas of MIG welding/brazing installation joints, leave a 30mm gap, so it does not affect the MIG weld/braze joint on installation.

Range Rover Evoque. Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

9. Apply sealer adhesive to the NVH component on the new panel.

10. Offer up the new panel and clamp into position. Check alignment, if correct, proceed to next step, if not, rectify and recheck before proceeding.

11. NOTES:

Spot welding is completed when the B-pillar outer is installed.

Joints with new panel bonding adhesive in them must be fully spot welded on installation

Spot weld.

Range Rover Evoque. Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

12. MIG braze the slots.

13. Dress all welded joints.

14. Apply a zinc rich primer to any bare metal surfaces at this stage.

15. The installation of associated panels and mechanical components is the reverse of removal.

B-Pillar Inner Panel

Removal

NOTE: The B-pillar inner is manufactured from DP600.

1. The B-Pillar inner panel is replaced in conjunction with:

  1. Front door
  2. Rear door
  3. B-pillar outer panel
  4. B-pillar reinforcement
  5. Headliner
  6. Moonroof

Range Rover Evoque. Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

2. For additional information relating to this repair procedure please see the following: For additional information, refer to: Health and Safety Precautions (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation) / Body Repairs (501-25A Body Repairs - General Information, Description and Operation) / Corrosion Protection (501-25B Body Repairs - Corrosion Protection, Description and Operation) / Body and Frame (501-26 Body Repairs - Vehicle Specific Information and Tolerance Checks, Description and Operation) / Standard Workshop Practices (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation).

3. Remove the B-Pillar reinforcement.

For additional information, refer to: B-Pillar Reinforcement (501-29B Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door, Removal and Installation).

4. Drill out the spot welds.

Range Rover Evoque. Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

5. Separate the joints and remove the panel.

Installation

1. Drill holes in new panel ready for MIG plug welding as indicated.

Range Rover Evoque. Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

2. Prepare the old and new panel joint surfaces.

3. Offer up the new panel and clamp into position. Check alignment, if correct, proceed to next step. If not, rectify and recheck before proceeding.

4. Spot weld as indicated.

Range Rover Evoque. Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

5. MIG plug weld.

6. Dress all welded joints.

7. Apply a zinc rich primer to any bare metal surfaces at this stage.

8. The installation of associated panels and mechanical components is the reverse of removal.

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