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2016 Ford F-150

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Is there a sectioning procedure available for the outer uniside?

Response

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

Per the 2016 Ford F-150 Workshop manual: "NOTICE: Body side sectioning is prohibited within 50 mm of door hinge, door striker and restraints anchoring points.

NOTE: Partial outer panel replacement is possible and reasonable depending on damage.”

Per the 2016 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.”

Here is a short video that shows how to access the Ford collision repair information.

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.