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Land Rover Discovery: Front end Sheet Metal Repairs Fender Apron Lower Panel (G1775678) / Removal and Installation

Land Rover Discovery (2009–2016) Service Manual / Body / Body Repairs and General Information / Front end Sheet Metal Repairs Fender Apron Lower Panel (G1775678) / Removal and Installation

Front end sheet metal repairs fender apron lower panel (G1775678) - Removal

Removal

NOTE:

The fender apron lower panel is installed in conjunction with:

  • Front bumper cover
  • Front bumper
  • Hood latch panel
  • Fender apron panel front reinforcement

Front end sheet metal repairs fender apron lower panel (G1775678) - Removal

  1. The fender apron lower panel is serviced as indicated.
  2. Before commencing this procedure make sure that you are aware of all Health and Safety requirements.

    For additional information, refer to: Health and Safety Precautions (100-00, Description and Operation).

  3. For further information on the methods, tools and fixings used in this procedure refer to the body repairs - general information section.

NOTES:

  • Any joints sealed as part of vehicle manufacture must be sealed as part of the repair.
  • Make sure a zinc rich primer is applied to any bare metal surfaces.
  1. For additional information, refer to: Front Bumper Cover (501-19, Removal and Installation).
  2. For additional information, refer to: Front Bumper (501-19, Removal and Installation).
  3. For additional information, refer to: Hood Latch Panel (501-02, Removal and Installation).
  4. For additional information, refer to: Fender Apron Panel Front Reinforcement (501-27, Removal and Installation).

NOTES:

  • Right hand only.
  • Do not discard the retaining bracket as it is used on installation.

Front end sheet metal repairs fender apron lower panel (G1775678) - Removal

  1. Remove the spot welds and remove air cleaner retaining bracket as indicated.

Front end sheet metal repairs fender apron lower panel (G1775678) - Removal

  1. Remove the spot welds as indicated.
  2. Carefully separate the joints and remove the fender apron lower panel.

Front end sheet metal repairs fender apron lower panel (G1775678) - Installation

Installation

  1. Dress flanges where necessary.

NOTE:

The drilled out spot welds must be installed with MIG plug welds in the same quantities.

Front end sheet metal repairs fender apron lower panel (G1775678) - Installation

  1. Using the old fender apron lower panel as a guide, drill holes in the new fender apron lower panel where the metal inert gas (MIG) plug welds are to be installed as indicated.
  2. Deburr the drilled holes.
  3. Clean and prepare the old and new panel joint surfaces.
  4. Offer up the new fender apron lower panel and clamp into position.

    Check alignment if correct, proceed to next step, if not, rectify and recheck before proceeding

Front end sheet metal repairs fender apron lower panel (G1775678) - Installation

  1. Install the MIG plug welds as indicated.

NOTE:

Right hand only.

  1. Offer up the air cleaner retaining bracket and clamp into position.

    Check alignment if correct, proceed to next step, if not, rectify and recheck before proceeding.

NOTE:

Right hand only.

Front end sheet metal repairs fender apron lower panel (G1775678) - Installation

  1. Install the air cleaner retaining bracket as indicated.

NOTES:

  • Right hand only.
  • The measurements provided in the graphic are to be used as a guide only, the components that are located/installed 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.

Front end sheet metal repairs fender apron lower panel (G1775678) - Installation

  1. Prepare the new panel and install the weld studs in their original locations as indicated.

NOTES:

  • Left hand only.
  • The measurements provided in the graphic are to be used as a guide only, the components that are located/installed 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.

Front end sheet metal repairs fender apron lower panel (G1775678) - Installation

  1. Prepare the new panel and install the weld studs in their original locations as indicated.
  2. Dress all welded joints.
  3. Make sure that any open or exposed panel joints are correctly sealed.
  4. Make sure corrosion protection is applied to all areas affected by repair.
  5. The installation of associated panels and components is the reversal of removal procedure.

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