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Land Rover Discovery: Front end Sheet Metal Repairs Fender Apron Panel Reinforcement (G1770870) / Removal and Installation

Land Rover Discovery (2009–2016) Service Manual / Body / Body Repairs and General Information / Front end Sheet Metal Repairs Fender Apron Panel Reinforcement (G1770870) / Removal and Installation

REMOVAL

NOTE:

The fender apron panel reinforcement is installed in conjunction with:

  • Front bumper cover
  • Hood
  • Hood hinge
  • Hood latch panel
  • Front fender
  • Front fender splash shield
  • Fender apron panel

Front end sheet metal repairs fender apron panel reinforcement (G1770870) removal and installation

  1. The fender apron panel reinforcement 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 hinge.
  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: Fender Apron Panel (501-27, Removal and Installation).
  8. Release and position the wiring harness to one side.

CAUTION:

Care should be taken not to cut through into the inner panels.

Front end sheet metal repairs fender apron panel reinforcement (G1770870) removal and installation

  1. Measure, mark and cut the fender apron panel reinforcement as indicated.

Front end sheet metal repairs fender apron panel reinforcement (G1770870) removal and installation

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

INSTALLATION

  1. Dress the flanges where necessary.
  2. Offer up the new fender apron panel reinforcement 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 reinforcement (G1770870) removal and installation

  1. Mark out the position on the new fender apron panel reinforcement service panel, where the metal inert gas (MIG) butt weld joint is to be made and cut the panel at the point indicated.
  2. Remove the new fender apron panel reinforcement.
  3. Clean and prepare the panel surfaces.
  4. Offer up the new fender apron panel reinforcement and clamp into position. Check alignment, if correct proceed to next step, if not, rectify and recheck before proceeding.
  5. MIG tack weld the butt joint.

Front end sheet metal repairs fender apron panel reinforcement (G1770870) removal and installation

  1. MIG weld the butt joint as indicated.

Front end sheet metal repairs fender apron panel reinforcement (G1770870) removal and installation

  1. Install the spot welds as indicated.
  2. Dress all welded joints.
  3. Install the hood hinges and tighten the bolts to 30Nm.
  4. Make sure that any open or exposed panel joints are correctly sealed.
  5. Make sure corrosion protection is applied to all areas affected by repair.
  6. The installation of associated panels and components is the reversal of removal procedure.

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