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Unread 04-18-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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How to remove small latches in rear cargo?

So I took out my rear carpet but ripped it all apart because I could not find out how to remove the 4 small latches that are in the back. Main reason I wanted to remove the carpet was because I had an oil spill and the cabin smelled like ****! I also had the idea to just put on some rhino lining at the back since it will be my camping rig and I will be taking her off road once in a while so I don't want the rear carpet to smell again. So I want to take those 4 latches out before I sand and put on the liner.

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Unread 04-18-2013, 08:05 PM   #2
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The tie downs are riveted in, grab some pliers and pull really hard.
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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Drill out the rivets
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Unread 04-18-2013, 11:07 PM   #4
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Thank you very much. Will pulling these out leave a hole where water can get into the rear?
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Unread 04-18-2013, 11:16 PM   #5
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A very small one, silicone will fill it, or fill welds if you're anal.
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Unread 04-18-2013, 11:24 PM   #6
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time to to buy a rivet gun from Harbor Freight.
I have had mine for 7 years and still using the rivets that came with the kit.
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Unread 04-19-2013, 07:53 AM   #7
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Rhino lining the rear sounds like a kinda cool idea... Never thought of doing that. Be great for when I have to do pull-a-part shopping trips for work. I like the little latches in the floor but before I even thought of looking for a cargo net the right size to use them, they started falling out. For no apparent reason. Lol
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They're really more for holding in groceries than anything useful.
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They're really more for holding in groceries than anything useful.
Hold down engines and axles well enough. ;-)
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I went through this when my carpet/pad got soaked by a 2.5 gallon water bottle leaking. If the carpet/pad won't hold all the water, guess where it goes next... under the rear seats! In hot summer humidity, it will never dry without removing.

Drill the rivet heads off, remove the loops/brackets, remove carpet/pad, cut the standing part of the rivets off with a Dremel so the water integrity is not disturbed.
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