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Advice For Removing Front Mud Flap

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RichB, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    RichB

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    Hey All,

    I'm removing what's left of a broken left front mud flap. So I took out the three 10mm bolts but I don't know how to remove the plastic "clips" on the fender. I tried to pry up under one of the heads but it broke off. Are these salvagable or do you just chase down new ones?
    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    loaderman82

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    I tried like hell to not break mine, but not very successful. Most of mine broke!
     
  3. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    flat screw driver. Lift up the center to pop the whole thing out.

    Lets hope you didn't get this after it comes off.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    They can't cost much but could be a problem to find.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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    The flaps will stay on just fine with just the bolts anyhow. I busted both of mine on my last truck when it was only a few weeks old. When I found out how much replacements were I took them off, drilled holes on both sides of the break, and used zip ties to put them back together. I broke all the clips taking them off (it was January and about 5 below) and put them back on with just the bolts. I just sold that truck with 102k on it and they were still on there, working just fine. But I did put aftermarket rubber replacements on my "new" 05.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    vermintrex

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    I destroyed the clips, tried for about 5 sec to preserve the first one then said fuck it and ripped others apart..felt good
     
  7. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    Natetroknot

    Natetroknot Def Leppard Sucks!

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    They've got drawers full of those clips at Ace Hardware stores and Lowes. It's nice to get a size bigger than stock anyway, they hold the flaps tighter.
     
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