: Side Skirt Removal?



odthetruth
04-04-13, 04:53 PM
Anyone got any idea on how these things go on\off?
I'm thinking I can just remove it with a flathead since I can't feel any pins or connectors to it, but not feeling too comfortable on where to start.

Any info you guys can provide helps bigtime. Thanks

J W
04-04-13, 06:06 PM
The best way I have found to do it is with a flat flexible putty knife. The putty knife is for the upper clips and the skinny screwdriver is for the bottom clips. Will post some pics in a few. Have to search for them

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If you slide the putty knife in between the roker and top of skirt and then slide either left or right til it hits up against something. Just need about 2" of the putty knife slid in there. Once you hit something gently pull open a little and you should see the clip. Take the putty knife and place it on top of the clip and take a hammer and tap the putty knife straight down. This cuts off the clip. There are about 5-6 on the front skirts and about 4-5 on the rear. It's bette to buy new clips than try to save the ones on there because you will more than likely brake the tab that holds the clips trying to save them.
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu84/livewire110/20130322_162418_zps2556be92.jpg
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu84/livewire110/20130322_163026_zpse07d8fa0.jpg
The bottom clips are more easy to salvage. By taking the skinny screwdriver and pressing on both sides of the clip while pulling down it will come un-clipped (if that's even a word). Could illustrate it better with more pics but i'm not at home and im doing this from my phone.
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu84/livewire110/20130322_162034_zpsa6b13eb2.jpg
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu84/livewire110/20130322_162131_zps7fd7e807.jpg
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu84/livewire110/20130322_163026_zpse07d8fa0.jpg
When I get in this evening I can upload some more pics if you need them. The only ones that will give a little difficulty is the front skirts where they attach by the fender. there are two clips there and all you need to do is cut one of them and you cal slide the skirt off the other one.
Top clips.
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu84/livewire110/20130404_170052_zpsc798e873.jpg

odthetruth
04-04-13, 06:42 PM
Front pass side rocker panel is exactly the one I'm needing to remove to access the last bolts for the fender, it seems.
Thanks for the pics bigtime.

J W
04-04-13, 07:05 PM
Yep, there's two of them.
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu84/livewire110/20130404_180309_zpsefb7265a.jpg

J W
04-04-13, 09:10 PM
More pics.
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu84/livewire110/20130404_195234_zpsd7855527.jpg http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu84/livewire110/20130404_195253_zpsdea95246.jpg http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu84/livewire110/20130404_195317_zpsc3589d64.jpg

FuzzyLogic
04-04-13, 09:43 PM
Any idea on the part number for the clips?

J W
04-04-13, 11:26 PM
25724529

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290834065893#ht_453wt_932

FuzzyLogic
04-04-13, 11:32 PM
25724529

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290834065893#ht_453wt_932

Thanks!

odthetruth
04-05-13, 08:32 PM
I took my sweet time removing the rocker panel and didn't break any clips.
Put new fender on, and lined it up to run it thru and the actual clip on the rocker panel broke while I was trying to line it up. Seems it was on its last leg, as easy as it broke.

Meh, oh well.

Bigtime thanks with this guys, ended up being a huge help. Worst screw was the one hidden behind the clip behind the rocker panel