Pickup Box Front End Panel Replacement
Warning:Refer toApproved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning.Remove the pickup box assembly. Refer toPickup Box Replacement.Restore as much damage as possible.Note the location and remove the sealers and anti-corrosionmaterials from the repair area as necessary. Refer toAnti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.
Locate and drill out all factory welds. Note the location ofthe welds for installation of the service part.Remove the front panel.Installation Procedure
Drill 8-mm (5/16 in) plug weld holes in theservice part as necessary in the locations noted from the originalpart. Prepare all mating surfaces as necessary.Apply GM-approved Weld-Thru Coating or equivalent to allmating surfaces. Refer toAnti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.Align the service part to the pickup box.
Plug weld into position.Clean and prepare all welded surfaces.Apply the sealers and anti-corrosion materials to the repairarea, as necessary. Refer toAnti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.Paint and repair the area. Refer toBasecoat/Clearcoat Paint Systems.Install the pickup box assembly. Refer toPickup Box Replacement.