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How to remove mud flaps my version

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by wbhvacer, May 7, 2009.

  1. May 7, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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    wbhvacer

    wbhvacer [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just thought i would show how i removed my flaps. First you need a flat screw driver and a 10mm socket


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    Then take the screw driver and slip it in between the button and back (they are a push lock) yours should look like this

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    Then pull them out

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    Then remove the three 10 mm bolts

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    That's all there is to it, you may have a mark left by the flap but it will wax out.

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    Just thought i would share
     
  2. May 7, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    ccoorreeyy

    ccoorreeyy www.EvolvedFinance.com

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    Great job! Thanks for the post. I wish this was up when I took mine off. I broke all the little black peices before I realized that I was supposed to do that other thing. oh well.

    The truck looks better with them off!
     
  3. May 7, 2009 at 5:45 PM
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    Menametony

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    or you can let the mud take them off for you..
     
  4. May 7, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    neslerrah

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    Great post!
     
  5. May 7, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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    Soniq7

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    Read my mind, exactly what I wanted to know.

    I want to take them off for trimming, then reinstall.

    Thanks!
     
  6. May 7, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    harshest

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    Same here.
     
  7. May 7, 2009 at 8:51 PM
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    neontrail

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    nice work!! thx for the pics
     
  8. Nov 15, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    eskamo23

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    after seeing how esay this was i did it in about 2 mins per flap, looks way better. thanks for the thread!
     
  9. Nov 15, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    eddieEndo

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    i ripped mine off :D
     
  10. Nov 16, 2009 at 3:57 AM
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    jester156

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    same here, but I did take the screws out first.
     
  11. Nov 16, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    pmo

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    I removed mine by taking the 10mm bolts out then giving the flap a god f*****g bat with a closed fist from back to front...the hell with the little plastic clips, you only use them once anyway!!!

    Replace the bolts so you know where they are....and BTW what do you do to fill the 3 holes left!
     
  12. Nov 16, 2009 at 3:17 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    The previous owner of my truck put the plastic rivets back into the holes..
     
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