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Plastic Body Clips & Rivets & Fasteners

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by turnerk1, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. Jan 16, 2018 at 2:06 PM
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    turnerk1

    turnerk1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've wasted lots of time trying to salvage pesky plastic clips and rivets. It's frustrating because they go in so easy and come out so hard, often breaking. Having a collection of replacements improves life. Here's a few that I've been able acquire lately.

    Front Grill Clips. Toyota Part No. 90467-12040. These are pretty easy to salvage if you know the trick, which I only learned after breaking a couple. You can just push down on the pin that extends into the grill. But, now I needed new ones. Got two kinds to experiment. OEM and aftermarket. At first I thought the aftermarket were OK, but the OEMs worked much better. The link to them has been removed.

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B016FEWDKE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Inner Splash Shield Rivets. These square guys hold the front inner splash shield in place and also anchor the fender flare. Some were accessible from the back and easy to remove. Some weren't and I cut them off. The Autex 146557 fit nice.

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D1FVF5O/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Nylon U-Nuts. Really more like a Z-Nut. These tie the splash shield, fender, and fender flares together along with a screw. Easy enough to salvage, but mine had stripped. The Auveco 19669 were a good replacement.

    http://www.clipsandfasteners.com/searchresults.asp?Search=a19669

    Here's what these look like:

    DSC02401a.jpg
     
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  2. Dec 26, 2019 at 1:43 AM
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    How did you cut off those little grommet things?
     
  3. Dec 26, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    I chiseled the head off with a wood chisel and then just pushed the remnant up into the body or frame. Most of them I was able to work out, especially if you can get behind them and squeeze their little tabs together.
     
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  4. Dec 26, 2019 at 4:15 PM
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    I just finished taking most of them out today, and holy shit they are the strongest clips I have ever seen in my life. Almost impossible to turn, cut, pull, I ended up cutting the heads into small pieces with snips then pulling each piece off one by one until I could push them through the body.
     
  5. Dec 26, 2019 at 4:27 PM
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    Thanks for posting the links. I ordered some spares just to keep on hand.
     
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    Does anyone know the size of the front bumper push pins? I bought a set from Amazon and they are to short and too small. They said it would fit the front bumper of my 1999 Tacoma. They didn't.
     
  7. Aug 14, 2020 at 8:16 AM
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    Great Post! I cant stand trying to figure out what and who and where to get all the little plastics.
     
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