Ford has a sectioning procedure for the outer uniside. The procedures can be found at

Per the I-CAR 2015 Ford F-150 Structural Repair Training (FOR06) course: "When sectioning the outer side panel, Ford is allowing sectioning of the outer body panel based on the damage. Do not section within 50 mm of hinges, strikers, holes, or highly formed areas.”

For short videos that show how to purchase and access the Ford collision repair information, check out the Ford OEM Information page.

A tool that may be used to find out if the vehicle maker has a partial replacement or sectioning procedure is the I-CAR developed OEM Partial Part Replacement Search.

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