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Trying to remove mud flaps....help

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Rucas, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Aug 10, 2010 at 12:21 PM
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    Rucas

    Rucas [OP] 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    So I got the drivers side off. Went over to the passenger side and noticed that the three plastic rivit clips are all different?

    I want to take them out with as little damage as possible.

    Top: regular one (I know how to get this one out)
    Middle: some wierd looking one, the thig sticking out appears to be threaded.
    Bottom: Looks like the middle one, but no thing sticking out.

    [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Aug 10, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    Rucas

    Rucas [OP] 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    heres another lil pic

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Aug 10, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    looks like an actual rivet and not a plastic fastener.

    you may have to drill it out
     
  4. Aug 10, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    Rucas

    Rucas [OP] 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    hmmm?
     
  5. Aug 10, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    AeroCooper

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    They look like the kind that you take a small punch or phillips and gently punch the small center peice in. Then the whole thing just pops out.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    Rucas

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    no i tried that. im leaning towards sockmonkey, there pretty solid
     
  7. Aug 10, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    Thats weird. did you buy the truck used? All 12 of mine were all the same when I took my mudflaps off and sold them.
     
  8. Aug 10, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    alright they were definitly rivits. I just pulled it out far enough so i could get wire cutters around the base and snip the heads off.
     
  10. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    Hello,

    Might you be interested in parting with your driver's side front mudflap?

    Thanks,

    Bill

    williamth@eastlink.ca
     
  11. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    Monkeysuncle

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    top bolt
    bottom two plastic rivits
    either pull or push to get centerpin out
     
  12. Sep 3, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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    I just did mine yesterday. There are 3 bolts and then 3 rivets. The rivets are two pieces. In order to remove them you have to get a flat head in between the top portion and the bottom portion of the rivet. If you try getting all the way underneath it, the rivet will break.

    Here is a simple drawing
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    _ < Stick flat head in hear and lift outward. Then pull it out.
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