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How to remove 1st gen fender flares?

Discussion in 'Armor' started by G59, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. Jul 6, 2016 at 10:13 AM
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    G59

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    So I just got a 1st gen taco recently and im trying to remove the plastic fender flares but it looks like there are some plastic barbs holding it in. is there any way to remove it without breaking those barbs? (these flares aren't getting thrown out, im going to be putting them back on)

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Jan 4, 2018 at 2:55 PM
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    222 views and not one response for the newb?

    That's fawking unbelievable but being a glutton for punishment this newb to 1st Gen Tacos will give it a try . . .

    Has anyone done this seemingly simple task on a 1st Gen?

    I need to remove mine to put new rubber flare-to-body seals in. All I see are bolt/screw heads. Is there more to it like the "plastic barbs" Justin mentioned above?

    I'd prefer to be forewarned and get it done right the first time.

    Views are welcome, good information would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks in advance . . . Bob
     
  3. Jan 4, 2018 at 3:06 PM
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  4. Jan 4, 2018 at 3:11 PM
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    Thank you! They just look "screw on" to me, clips would be redundant given the head spacing of the fasteners, though not surprising. Much appreciated!!
     
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  5. Jan 4, 2018 at 7:53 PM
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    Yeah I just ended up breaking them off. Haven't put them back on yet. Don't know if I will. May be getting fiber glass fenders sometime in the future. Plus the truck being black the holes don't stand out too much so that's that lol
     
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  6. Jan 4, 2018 at 10:00 PM
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    Dang Justin, a 2 1/2+ year job not yet completed?

    Exactly what I was trying to avoid, black holes on a silver rig!

    No offense dude but this has to be AC/DC wrenching at it's finest . . . "may be "back in/on black"!! ~GRIN~

    Glad you're still here, great folks and timely information sharing make an excellent forum!!!
     
  7. Jan 4, 2018 at 10:27 PM
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    Hahaha yeah. But its okay I planned on either painting them and putting them back on or leaving them off if it doesn't look shabby. Obv I chose the latter haha and yeah man. Ill be here as long as I have my Taco or any Toyota for that matter! Very helpful and a good way to share knowledge
     
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    This is my "go most anywhere, anytime" forward expedition, multi-purpose, Sunday go to meeting, sleep in the back limo! With a mere 158k miles on the clock I want to keep it nice and somewhat original in appearance while more functional than stock!

    I don't beat on this rig, that's what my SWB Jeeps are for, I love 'em.
     
  9. Jan 6, 2018 at 4:18 PM
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    I ran into this fender flair and body diagram with clip locations, colors and OEM part numbers today . . .
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/seal-between-fender-flare-and-body.56193/#post-1941933

    The link . . . https://www.amazon.com/NWClips-Toyota-Tacoma-Fender-C42-43x4/dp/B01A4N3C66
    "MTgirl" kindly provided me resolves to a vendor who supplies the correct type and exact number of clips needed to do all four flairs.

    Thanks again MTgirl . . .

    Being fumble fingered and seeing possible future need for spares, I ordered 100 packs of each from a different vendor using the OEM part numbers supplied in the first link above.
     
  10. Jan 6, 2018 at 4:23 PM
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    Show a pick so i can decide if i just scrap my flares or not haha
     
  11. Jan 6, 2018 at 4:32 PM
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    :D
     

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