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Part Removal

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jackassmcpunk, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Apr 17, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    jackassmcpunk

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    Hey guys,

    I need some help removing a particular part on my Tacoma. If you look on the front bottom corners of your beds (on the long bed) , there's a small black plastic piece wrapped around the corner. I imagine it's to protect the metal of the bed underneath from road debris.

    From what I can tell, it's held on by two plastic rivets. One of rivets is exactly the same that hold on the mudflaps. That's easy. The other one, though, I can't remove it! It looks like if I just push it hard enough, it'll come out, but I'm not sure, and don't really want to force and break it.

    Has anyone ever removed these? I couldn't find any threads on this part. Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 17, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    PSJ

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    Just curious why you may want to remove the bed edge protection?
     
  3. Apr 17, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    Cmatt1605

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    just drill out the rivet. you can always put a new one in when you put it back on, just metal tho.
     
  4. Apr 17, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    I know it's sort of dumb, but I actually want to paint them white, to match the rest of the truck. I didn't even notice them for a year a half, but now I notice them every time I go to my truck and think, 'Man, those would look better color-matched'.

    Anyways, I guess I'll be getting the drill out next weekend and see what I can do.
     
  5. Apr 17, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    What about the blk rubber grommet in between the fenders and flares? Does not bother you?
     
  6. Apr 17, 2011 at 10:05 PM
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    JKD

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    If they're there to deflect debris, I suspect the white paint is going to chip off easily.
     
  7. Apr 18, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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