Range Rover Evoque: Fender Apron Panel Reinforcement

Removal

NOTE: The fender apron panel reinforcement is manufactured from mild steel.

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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 fender apron upper panel.

For additional information, refer to: Fender Apron Upper Panel (501-27 Front End Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).

4. Release and lay aside the wiring harness.

5.

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6.

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7. Separate the joints and remove the old panel.

Installation

1.

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2. Prepare the old and new panel joint surfaces.

3. NOTE: With panel in position check for access to spot weld the joints. 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. Remove the new panel.

5. Drill holes in new panel ready for MIG plug welding where there is no access to spot weld.

6. Deburr MIG plug locations in new panel.

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

8. MIG tack weld the butt joint.

9. MIG Plug weld.

10. MIG weld the butt joint.

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11. Spot weld.

12. Dress all welded joints.

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

14. NOTE: Make sure all underbody joints are sealed following this repair procedure

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

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