With the next update of the MOTOR Guide to Estimating pages, the Sectioning definition will be updated to discuss review of Overlap operations when sectioning is used to repair a vehicle. A specific date is not yet available for release of the Guide to Estimating update.
Inquiry Type: Welded Panel Operations
Area of Vehicle: Cab
Part Name: LEFT & RIGHT UNISIDE
Issue Summary: Overlap time deduction... When putting a roof and adding a uniside, for sectioning procedure, of a right side roof rail, and a left side pillar, what should the correct overlap deduction be? Please advise the correct time allowance for both, right and left procedures. Right side uniside was only 4.5 allowance and 6.1 deduct for overlap... Left side unide was only 7.5 allowance and 6.1 deduct for overlap. Replacing roof panel and sectioning both rt and lt uniside panels. On the estimate provided, it shows the overlap to be more than the actual sectioning labor operations. Please remove the overlap on the "sectioning" of the unisides/ aperatures.
Individual Procedure Steps:
Technician Skill Level:
Actual Time To Complete: hours minutes
Suggested Action: please look into the estimate on the overlap issues and correct to reflect correct labor in the database.