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Unread 03-19-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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Removing Fenders (plastic clips)

Well I am continuing the tear down on my 91 yj. I am working with the tub removal FAQ at Tub Removal - JeepForum.com.

I got the grill removed ok.



However, when I tried to remove the driver side fender I ran into a snag.

I took out the 4 bolts attached to the tub and the 2 on the support brackets (yay for pb blaster! ). This left the fender ready to come off but it is held by 2 plastic tabs. I didn't want to break them off so I'll ask here how to remove them.


One's on the trim. Here is the outside look.



And here is the inside look (ugh so blurry!)



The other one is at the bottom of the fender near the support braces and is attaching some softer material. Sorry I don't know the proper term for the flimsy material it is holding up.



Any advice is appreciated.

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Unread 03-19-2010, 08:08 PM   #2
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You can pull those thru, the "fins" on the plastic will collapse when you pull on them, they come out fairly easily and most of the time can be reused. They do sell replacement ones at most parts stores, like in the "HELP" rack.
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You can pull those thru, the "fins" on the plastic will collapse when you pull on them, they come out fairly easily and most of the time can be reused. They do sell replacement ones at most parts stores, like in the "HELP" rack.
Ok, thanks. Should I push on the 'inside post' to let the fins collapse or pull from the outside? I want to reuse them if possible.
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User preference. I put the jaws of a pair of dikes behind the flat head, and squished the fins flat with a pair of bent needle nosed, and pushed/pulled til they came thru. You can re-mold the fins if they get mangled a bit by bending them back into position.
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