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Unread 08-10-2011, 07:54 AM   #1
95YJ_Erwin
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Fender Flare Removal?

Son bought a 95 YJ 2.5L in July for his first car and figured it would be good way for he and I to do some "bonding" (read him learning new curse words) doing some fix up stuff together.

I have been reading the forum for a while and just upgraded to premium membership as this site has been invaluable (e.g. caps issue in ECU). Kudos to everyone for being so helpful and knowledgeable!

Now to my question - we have started stripping it down. Got back fender flares off. When taking front ones off, there is a bolt/screw at bottom of flare where extension flare meets going through a plate and into body. We see no way to get to back of it to keep it from spinning like all the other connectors. Should I drill it out or is there some secret to this one? If I drill it out, still no way to get to back, so what would we replace it with when we put them back on?

Thanks again for such a great forum!

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Unread 08-10-2011, 08:17 AM   #2
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if i remember correctly, the nut should be under the carpet on the side
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Unread 08-10-2011, 11:21 AM   #3
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if i remember correctly, the nut should be under the carpet on the side
It's been a really long time since I took mine off or had carpet, but I believe this is correct.
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Unread 08-10-2011, 02:51 PM   #4
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It is on the inside of the jeep. The others you can grab with a socket by pushing the plastic back underneath the jeep. I just did this last weekend it's a pia.
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Unread 08-10-2011, 05:48 PM   #5
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I am halfway through doing this now as well, though I didnt have the extension flares from the PO and I agree with the PITA part.
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Unread 08-10-2011, 06:17 PM   #6
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The clips in back I split with a chisel and bent the rest of the way off. Goes a lot quicker.
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Unread 08-11-2011, 08:07 AM   #7
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Duh

Well, I finally realized when y'all were saying inside Jeep, you meant under the hood. Those are a bear to get to and keep from spinning (who invented the round nut concept?). We have all but those two off now, so I agree with Matt - time to chisel

Thanks everyone!
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Unread 08-11-2011, 08:25 AM   #8
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maybe yours is different but mine were inside the cab, i.e. on the drivers side by the e brake
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Unread 08-12-2011, 07:17 AM   #9
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Have them off now. Had to split one of the nuts. Also had to bend a piece of metal to get a good grip on the one's at bottom of each side of engine compartment. Now on to other areas to get it ready to paint
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