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Land Rover Discovery: Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs 'B' Pillar Outer Panel (G1770904) - Installation

Installation

  1. Dress the flanges where necessary

Side panel sheet metal repairs 'B' pillar outer panel (G1770904) - Installation

  1. Using the old B-pillar outer panel for reference measure, mark and cut the new B-pillar outer panel where the Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welded butt joints are to be made as indicated.
  2. Offer up the new B-pillar outer panel and clamp into position.

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

NOTE:

Follow Steps 1 and 2 as shown above to cut the MIG braze slots.

Side panel sheet metal repairs 'B' pillar outer panel (G1770904) - Installation

  1. Cut slots in the new B-pillar outer panel where the MIG braze slot welds are to be installed as indicated.

NOTE:

Follow Steps 1 and 2 as shown above to cut the MIG braze slots.

Side panel sheet metal repairs 'B' pillar outer panel (G1770904) - Installation

  1. Cut slots in the new B-pillar outer panel where the MIG braze slot welds are to be installed as indicated.

NOTE:

Follow Steps 1 and 2 as shown above to cut the MIG braze slots.

  1. Cut slots in the new B-pillar outer panel where the MIG braze slot welds are to be installed as indicated.

Side panel sheet metal repairs 'B' pillar outer panel (G1770904) - Installation

  1. Remove the new B-pillar outer panel.
  2. Deburr the drilled holes.
  3. Prepare the panel joint surfaces including the Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) component

Side panel sheet metal repairs 'B' pillar outer panel (G1770904) - Installation

  1. Apply a 5 mm bead of Land Rover approved sealer adhesive to the B-pillar and NVH component as indicated.
  2. Offer up the new B-pillar outer panel and clamp into position.

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

NOTE:

This joint must be MIG brazed due to the boron reinforcement

Side panel sheet metal repairs 'B' pillar outer panel (G1770904) - Installation

  1. Tack MIG weld the butt joints as indicated.

NOTE:

This slots must be MIG brazed due to the boron reinforcement.

Side panel sheet metal repairs 'B' pillar outer panel (G1770904) - Installation

  1. Install the MIG braze slot welds as indicated.

Side panel sheet metal repairs 'B' pillar outer panel (G1770904) - Installation

  1. MIG weld the upper and lower butt joints as indicated.
  2. Dress all welds.
  3. Install the rear door hinges and tighten the bolts to 30 Nm.
  4. Apply a Land Rover recommended sealer and seal the panel flange edges of the MIG braze slot welds in the door aperture area to prevent water ingress.
  5. Make sure that any open or exposed panel joints are correctly sealed.
  6. Make sure corrosion protection is applied to all areas affected by repair.
  7. The installation of associated panels and components is the reversal of removal procedure.

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