Body Construction And Material Repair Guidelines: Jaguar Land Rover

Body Construction And Material Repair Guidelines: Jaguar Land Rover

What is the MPa of the front lower rail? What is the outer uniside made of: steel, aluminum, or composite? Can heat be used to straighten or is it cold straightening only? What are the repair limitations? These are just some of the questions that the RTS team fields on a daily basis.

As we know, today’s vehicles can be constructed from a wide variety of materials. Knowing if the OEM provides information on body construction materials and repair guidelines is a crucial step in providing a complete, safe, and quality repair. Let’s see what Jaguar Land Rover has to say.

Jaguar Land Rover provides body construction and material repair guidelines on various vehicle components. The information can be found in many vehicle-specific Workshop manuals under 501 Body and Paint. Within this area of the Workshop manual, there are the following categories in which a vehicle construction breakdown is provided:

  • Front End Sheet Metal Repairs
  • Roof Sheet Metal Repairs
  • Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs
  • Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs

Under 501-25A Body Repairs - General Information ➤ Description and Operation ➤ Body Repairs, additional information including repairability and descriptions of body construction material and graphics of material locations. Some models will provide more details than others.

Lastly, in most Workshop manuals from Jaguar and Land Rover the specific repair procedures will have links or call outs to the aforementioned areas. As always, reviewing OEM-specific body material construction and repair guidelines is part of a complete, quality, and safe repair.

For additional JLR information, check out the following pages:
Jaguar OEM Information
Land Rover OEM Information

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