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4.whoa 07-25-2012 01:37 PM

Side skirt removal
 
I pulled my side skirts off to paint them and found a little trick to get the plastic rivets out. I used a little flathead screwdriver and a pliers to hammer the center in
http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/...k/IMAG0805.jpg
only hammer it in about 1/2" so you dont pop the center pin out and into the body
http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/...k/IMAG0806.jpg

then wiggle it while steadily pulling it out. i only had 2 that the screwdriver pulled out of,just used a pliers to finish pulling them out.
http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/...k/IMAG0804.jpg


the tops have a bunch of push-in tabs. I found that if you hold them (skirts) from the bottom & push them in and then lift up you can pry them off/out.
theres a bunch of 'em. here you can see the shape so you can get an idea of how to move them.
http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/...k/IMAG0811.jpg

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/...k/IMAG0810.jpg

pull gently and wiggle, i ripped some of the tabs off my 1st one :mad: since i had no clue what i was dealing with
http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/...k/IMAG0808.jpg

SvenskaJeepGuy 07-25-2012 06:18 PM

Re: Side skirt removal
 
I just drilled mine out, took two seconds to do each one

4.whoa 07-25-2012 09:04 PM

Re: Side skirt removal
 
I did the 1st one like that, but didnt want them stuck in the body. This didnt take very long, maybe 8 seconds :D

Geevis 08-04-2012 06:36 AM

Re: Side skirt removal
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SvenskaJeepGuy (Post 661384)
I just drilled mine out, took two seconds to do each one

Did you literally just use a small drill bit and drill right into the rivet?

I need to remove my side skirts and am looking for tips so I do not damage the tabs.

SvenskaJeepGuy 08-05-2012 01:20 PM

Re: Side skirt removal
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Geevis (Post 665543)
Did you literally just use a small drill bit and drill right into the rivet?

I need to remove my side skirts and am looking for tips so I do not damage the tabs.

yep :thumbsup:

Theogriff15 08-09-2012 10:22 AM

Re: Side skirt removal
 
Just ddi this and turned out great. Thanks guys


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