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At the I-CAR Tech Centre, we receive many calls each week on various vehicle makes and models looking for structural repair information. Below is a list of some common vehicles that we receive questions on, along with sectioning and repair procedures recommended by the vehicle maker or Tech-Cor. In some instances, there are no recommendations. Therefore, it is a business decision between the insurer, repairer, and customer to determine how the vehicle should be repaired. To access these procedures, refer to the corresponding vehicle maker web links

1998-2005 Chevrolet Cavalier

Sectioning procedures for this vehicle include the:

  • rear rail.
  • door frame opening.

1997–2005 Chevrolet Corvette

Part replacement recommendations for this vehicle include:

  • the side, mid-, and front rail.
  • sectioning for the rear rail.
  • how to make a sleeved butt joint repair.
  • offset lap joint repair.

1993–2002 Chevrolet Camaro

Sectioning procedures for this vehicle include:

  • front lower rails.
  • quarter panel replacement for the convertible.

1999-2004 Chevrolet Silverado

Sectioning procedures for this vehicle include:

  • front rail end crush cap.
  • rear frame module replacement.

1997–2003 Pontiac Grand Prix

Sectioning procedures for this vehicle include:

  • front lower rails.
  • door frame.
  • rear rails.

2004–2005 Pontiac Grand Prix

Sectioning procedures for this vehicle include:

  • front lower rails.
  • door frame.
  • rear rails.

1996-1999 Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable

Sectioning procedures for this vehicle include the:

  • lower front rails. This sectioning procedure is available from Tech-Cor at www.tech-cor.com. This is not a Ford procedure. 

2000-2004 Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable

Sectioning procedures for this vehicle include the:

  • A-pillars.
  • B-pillars.
  • rocker panels.

1995-1998 Ford Windstar

Sectioning procedures for this vehicle include the:

  • lower front rails. This sectioning procedure is available from Tech-Cor at www.tech-cor.com. This is not a Ford procedure. 

1999-2003 Ford Windstar

There are no sectioning procedures available for this vehicle from the vehicle maker.

2000–2003 Ford Focus

Sectioning procedures for this vehicle include the:

  • rocker panels.
  • B-pillars.

2004 Ford F-150

Sectioning procedures for this vehicle include the

  • front frame horns.

1998-2003 Honda Accord

Sectioning procedures for this vehicle include the:

  • rear rails.
  • rocker panels.
  • quarter panels.

1996-2000 Honda Civic

Sectioning procedures for this vehicle include the:

  • rocker panels.
  • B-pillars.
  • quarter panels.

Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee

There are no sectioning procedures for the Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Please note that Chrysler has stated that their parts should not be sectioned unless there is a:

  • written procedure from Chrysler.
  • specific part distributed by Chrysler (Mopar) as a partial component rather than a complete stamping.

This statement can be found in Chrysler's Unibody Analysis And Repair Fundamentals publication #81-699-6017.

2002-2005 Toyota Camry

Sectioning procedures for this vehicle include the:

  • front rails.
  • A-pillars.
  • B-pillars.
  • rocker panels.
  • quarter panels.
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