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Land Rover Discovery: Front end Sheet Metal Repairs Fender Apron Panel (G1770873) / Removal and installation

Land Rover Discovery (2009–2016) Service Manual / Body / Body Repairs and General Information / Front end Sheet Metal Repairs Fender Apron Panel (G1770873) / Removal and installation

REMOVAL

NOTE:

The fender apron panel is installed in conjunction with:

  • Front bumper cover
  • Hood
  • Hood hinge
  • Hood latch panel
  • Front fender
  • Fender splash shield
  • Front door
  • A-pillar outer panel

Front end sheet metal repairs fender apron panel (G1770873) removal and installation

  1. The fender apron 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: Hood (501-02, Removal and Installation).
  3. Remove the hood hinges.
  4. For additional information, refer to: Hood Latch Panel (501-02, Removal and Installation).
  5. For additional information, refer to: Fender (501-02, Removal and Installation).
  6. For additional information, refer to: Fender Splash Shield (501-02, Removal and Installation).
  7. For additional information, refer to: Front Door (501-03, Removal and Installation).
  8. For additional information, refer to: A-Pillar Outer Panel (501-29, Removal and Installation).

Front end sheet metal repairs fender apron panel (G1770873) removal and installation

  1. Remove the spot welds as indicated.
  2. Separate the joints and remove the fender apron panel.

INSTALLATION

  1. Dress flanges where necessary.
  2. Offer up the new fender apron 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 panel (G1770873) removal and installation

  1. Drill holes for the installation of the metal inert gas (MIG) plug welds as indicated.
  2. Remove the new fender apron panel.
  3. Deburr the drilled holes.
  4. Clean and prepare the panel surfaces.
  5. Offer up the new fender apron 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 panel (G1770873) removal and installation

  1. Install spot welds as indicated.

Front end sheet metal repairs fender apron panel (G1770873) removal and installation

  1. Install the MIG plug welds as indicated.
  2. Dress the MIG plug welds.
  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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