Range Rover Evoque: Rear Side Member Closing Panel

Removal

NOTES:

The rear side member lower side extension is manufactured from DP600 with a mild steel mounting bracket.

The panel is serviced less its weld studs.

1. The rear side member closing panel is replaced

Range Rover Evoque. Rear End 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 spare wheel well.

For additional information, refer to: Spare Wheel Well (501-30A Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs - 3-Door, Removal and Installation).

4. NOTE: Mounting bracket requires removing to gain access to hidden spot welds. Drill out the spot welds from the mounting bracket as indicated.

Range Rover Evoque. Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

5. Separate the joints and remove the mounting bracket.

6. Drill out spot welds as indicated.

Range Rover Evoque. Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

7. Separate the joints and remove the side member closing panel.

Installation

1. Prepare the old and new panel joint surfaces.

2. 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.

3. NOTE: Drill MIG plug location through new panel taking care not to drill into rear wheelhouse inner. While the new panel is clamped in position drill out MIG plug location as indicated.

Range Rover Evoque. Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

4. Remove the new panel.

5. NOTE: If access is available you can spot weld these joints. Drill holes in new panel ready for MIG plug welding where required.

Range Rover Evoque. Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

6. Deburr MIG plug locations in new panel.

7. NOTE: Leave a 30mm gap from any MIG plug weld location, so the adhesive does not affect the MIG plug weld on installation. Apply panel bonding adhesive as indicated.

Range Rover Evoque. Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

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

9. NOTE: Spot welding is completed when the spare wheel well is installed. Spot weld x2.

Range Rover Evoque. Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

10. NOTE: Spot welds can be substituted for MIG plug welds if access is available. MIG plug weld as indicated.

Range Rover Evoque. Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

11. Dress all welded joints.

12. LH Only.

Prepare the new panel and install the weld studs in their original locations. The measurements provided in the graphic are to be used as a guide only, the components that are located/fixed to these weld studs must be offered up and cross checked for alignment prior to the installation of the weld studs to the new panel.

Range Rover Evoque. Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

13. RH Only.

Prepare the new panel and install the weld studs in their original locations. The measurements provided in the graphic are to be used as a guide only, the components that are located/fixed to these weld studs must be offered up and cross checked for alignment prior to the installation of the weld studs to the new panel.

Range Rover Evoque. Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

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

15. 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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