DEG Inquiry 19798 Provides feedback regarding a procedure commonly found in Stellantis / FCA repair procedures:

“Net, form and pierce is a manufacturing process which takes place during the original build of the vehicle. The original part will have a beveled platform that will decrease toward the fastener location mounting hole. Replacement parts in these areas may not include bevel (form) or fastener hole (pierce) and will need to be adapted for proper fit and finish.”

Audatex response to this operation is “Per the DBRM we do not offer Repair, fitting, or modification of new replacement parts (unless part is being sectioned), No change warranted at this time.”

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