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Easy door sill (scuff plate) mod

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by GEENYUSS, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Sep 18, 2017 at 2:25 PM
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    GEENYUSS

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    Not sure if this has been addressed. My door sills have been broken for a while, would never stay securely attached. Couldn't seem to find anything on it. Anyways, cost me $5 works perfect and took 5 minutes to do. Saved me from spending $200 on new sills.

    Tools needed:
    IMG_1712.jpg
    Part from Napa:
    IMG_1711.jpg

    1. Remove door sill (4 screws)
    2. Install nylon nuts:
    IMG_1709.jpg
    3. Cut broken tabs from door sill:
    IMG_1710.jpg
    4. Screw back in (don't over tighten):
    IMG_1713.jpg
    Done fixed
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2017
  2. Sep 18, 2017 at 4:27 PM
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    jbrandt

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    Freakin' geneous!

    I'm totally doing this. Mine have been loose for, well, like 10 years... Might even stop on the way home today...

    I actually feel kinda dumb for having not thought of this.
     
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  3. Sep 18, 2017 at 6:41 PM
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    GEENYUSS

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    lol
     
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  4. Sep 19, 2017 at 7:14 AM
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    Don't know what I've been waiting for. Just too lazy, I guess, to fix my problem door sill plate. Thank you very much for showing us the NAPA part numbers and for the rest of your post. :yes:
     
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  5. Sep 19, 2017 at 7:38 AM
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    Good thinking OP, I need to do this now! :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Sep 19, 2017 at 7:39 AM
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    Geenyuss fix. Thank you for the part numbers.
     
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  7. Sep 19, 2017 at 8:51 AM
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    This needs a sticky.
     
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  8. Sep 20, 2017 at 7:39 AM
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    Thanks for the likes just wanted to share a fix with everyone. Hope it helps!
     
  9. Sep 20, 2017 at 11:08 AM
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    Great idea!!
     
  10. Sep 20, 2017 at 6:24 PM
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    thank you
     
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  11. Sep 20, 2017 at 6:43 PM
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    Simple fixes are sometimes the best fixes. Thanks GEENYUSS.
     
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  12. Sep 20, 2017 at 8:30 PM
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    I'm doing this next weekend. Great idea!
     
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  13. Sep 20, 2017 at 9:33 PM
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    Thank you sir! :thumbsup: My drivers side has broken tabs as well and won't stay down.
     
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  14. Sep 21, 2017 at 9:55 AM
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    thanks!
     
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  15. Sep 22, 2017 at 7:16 AM
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    I was so excited that I didn't read carefully. I thought, "Where'd he get those plastic nut things? Everything is in Spanish". So, I scrolled up and looked again. I see "Nylon Nuts". That helps. But where did he get them? I looked again, and I see you typed, "Part from napa". Ah! Great.

    Then I see the giant "NAPA" on the damn bag.

    Thanks, man.
     
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  16. Sep 22, 2017 at 7:36 AM
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    Lol in one of the rows at napa they have these boards with a bunch of different fasteners, nuts, bolts etc should be on there somewhere. Think I paid 5.99
     
  17. Sep 22, 2017 at 7:50 AM
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    Two out of four tabs are broken in my driver side plate. I was not ready to spent 80 bucks for other than that perfectly good part. I was thinking the same solution trying different "nuts" (including drywall screws) but I couldn't find anything that would fit and not end up inside the rocker panel. Now I know the correct Napa part. It is on my shopping list. Thank you.
     
  18. Sep 22, 2017 at 8:16 AM
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    :thumbsup:
     
  19. Oct 2, 2017 at 4:27 PM
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    arifleman

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    Great fix to an ancient first gen problem! I don't have a NAPA nearby here, but found the same nuts made by Dorman at a giant online retailer. Here's a pic with the part number:


    IMG_4882.jpg
     
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  20. Oct 2, 2017 at 5:06 PM
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    Nice fix, now if only I could keep the plastic cover on the side of the drivers seat from falling off. Might try to adapt this for that
     
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