Range Rover Evoque: Rear Wheelhouse Front Extension

Removal

NOTE: The rear wheelhouse front extension is taken from the rear wheelhouse outer and is manufactured from mild steel.

1. The rear wheelhouse outer is replaced in conjunction with:

  1. Rear bumper cover
  2. Quarter panel
  3. Quarter glass
  4. Front inner quarter panel

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 front inner quarter panel.

For additional information, refer to: Front Inner Quarter Panel (501-30B Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door, Removal and Installation).

4. NOTES:

The graphic shown is of a 3 door, the 5 door rear wheelhouse front extension joints are the same.

Where applicable spot welds must be drilled from the inside, this will enable the new panel to be spot welded on installation.

Use a belt sander where there is no access to drill.

Drill out the spot welds.

5. Separate the joints and remove the old panel.

Installation

1. NOTE: Spot welds must be drilled from the outside.

Drill out spot welds on new rear wheelhouse outer as indicated.

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

2. Separate the joints and remove the new rear wheelhouse front extension.

3. Prepare the old and new panel joint surfaces.

4. 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.

5. Remove the new panel.

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

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

7. Deburr MIG plug locations in 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. Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

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

10. NOTE: The graphic shown is of a 3 door, the 5 door rear wheelhouse front extension joints are the same. Spot weld.

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

11. MIG plug weld.

12. Dress the MIG plug welds.

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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