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2009 Dodge Ram 1500

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Is there a sectioning procedure available for the outer uniside?

Response

Dodge has a sectioning procedure for the outer uniside. The procedure can be found at: www.moparrepairconnect.com.

Per the Dodge Ram body repair manual: “The outer aperture panel (class “A” surface) may be installed following the guidelines published in the Chrysler “Non­-Structural Sheet Metal Repair Manual” publication. The location of the joint should not be performed at a door hinge or striker mounting location.”

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.

Check out the I-CAR Collision Repair News article: FCA's Non-Structural Sheet Metal Repair Manual