Range Rover Evoque: Rocker Panel Inner Reinforcement

Removal

NOTES:

The rocker panel inner reinforcement is manufactured from boron steel.

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

In this procedure the b-pillar reinforcement will be fitted in combination with the rocker panel inner reinforcement when unpicked from the ring frame service panel.

1. The rocker panel inner reinforcement is replaced in conjunction with:

  1. Front bumper cover
  2. Front fender
  3. Front door
  4. Rear door
  5. Rocker panel
  6. B-pillar outer panel
  7. B-pillar reinforcement
  8. Headliner
  9. 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 rocker panel.

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

4. Remove the b-pillar reinforcement panel.

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

5. 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

6. Separate the joints and remove the old panel.

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. 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

3. Separate the joints and remove the rocker panel inner reinforcement and b-pillar reinforcement from the ring frame.

4. NOTE: With panel in position check for access to spot weld the joints, if there is no access to spot weld, MIG braze slots must be installed in these areas. 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. 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

6. 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

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

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. Remove the new panel.

10.

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

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

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

13. NOTES:

Spot welding is completed when the rocker panel and B-pillar outer are installed.

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

Spot weld as indicated.

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

14. MIG braze the slots.

15. Dress all welded joints.

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

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

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