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#1 The Dude Abides

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 12:00 AM

i was workin on my car today and decided that i didnt want my mudflaps. I tried to take them off but the nut just kept spinning in the little mount. Any suggestions to get these out. Also is anyone interested in having these.

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#2 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 12:29 AM

i was workin on my car today and decided that i didnt want my mudflaps. I tried to take them off but the nut just kept spinning in the little mount. Any suggestions to get these out. Also is anyone interested in having these.

Ben


Most likely the nut is rusted to the bolt and will not go any further. Best to take a cut off wheel or hack saw to the little bolts.

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 08:50 AM

Most likely the nut is rusted to the bolt and will not go any further. Best to take a cut off wheel or hack saw to the little bolts.



Yup - angle grinder and a cutoff wheel.

Then sell them in the marketplace. Every set I have had has been snatched up quickly.

#4 The Dude Abides

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 01:32 PM

Yup - angle grinder and a cutoff wheel.

Then sell them in the marketplace. Every set I have had has been snatched up quickly.


wont that cut them up

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 07:45 PM

wont that cut them up

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I think he means too grind the nut off or head of screw with out tearing into the mud flap, and yes... they sell very quickly on e-bay or on this site....

#6 The Dude Abides

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 09:56 PM

I think he means too grind the nut off or head of screw with out tearing into the mud flap, and yes... they sell very quickly on e-bay or on this site....


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Posted 22 October 2007 - 11:06 AM

You can actually remove those without doing anything with the fastener at all. If you are careful, you can stretch the rubber over the fastener, without tearing out the hole. A large flat head screwdriver should give you enuff leverage.

If you do enlarge the hole while removing the flaps, no biggie. They can be re-installed with an oversize washer.

good luck, John

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 04:46 PM

Hell mine have always just rusted off by themselves

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 08:47 PM

i use a dremel, and a small cutoff blade, if your not careful with a grinder you can melt the flaps from heating up the bolts too much, if your dremel is battery powerd you can use a spray bottle and some water to cool it of while you cut, my last set did come off with a small screw driver. it did elongate the hole slightly, but didnt destroy it

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 09:05 PM

i use a dremel, and a small cutoff blade, if your not careful with a grinder you can melt the flaps from heating up the bolts too much, if your dremel is battery powerd you can use a spray bottle and some water to cool it of while you cut, my last set did come off with a small screw driver. it did elongate the hole slightly, but didnt destroy it


Definitely an "art" to this sort of thing...learn by "doing"-not reading...

Remember that these cars were not built to ever be taken apart again. Salvaging this kinda stuff is always going to take a little extra effort...

good luck, John




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