Re: [DMCForum] Re: reassembly advise
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: reassembly advise

>I've never removed any body panels...sorry mate.

Oh, it's loads of fun. I hope you don't have to try it sometime.

Thanks for the advice everybody!


----- Original Message -----
From: cruznmd <mailto:racuti1@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 
To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2004 7:53 AM
Subject: [DMCForum] Re: reassembly advise

Sheared studs: Drill 'em out.

Loose rivnut: You can buy rivnuts and a rivnut tool. Martin has more
detailed info. You can install a new rivnut or just epoxy it in place
as per your original plan.

Impact foam: Some sort of heatshrink or spray-on vinyl...maybe do-it-
yourself pick-up truck bed lining would work?

I've never removed any body panels...sorry mate.

Rich A.

--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Eric Itzel <eric@xxxx> wrote:
> Hey Everybody

> I have several questions. I recently removed my left front fender
and my
> front fascia. Now I'm gathering what I need to put it all back

> First of all, when I was removing the fender, I had a lot of trouble
> with the screws securing the rocker panel to the bottom of the car.
> of them were rusted in place, and I broke the heads off trying to
> them out. Now I have the sheared studs stuck in the rivnuts. What's
> best method for removing them?

> On the same note, I have a rivnut that is loose in it's socket on
> topside of the car. I was thinking of just using a dab of epoxy to
> it in place. Is there anything wrong with that idea or is there a
> way to do it?

> Also, the foam bumper has some sort of coating from the factory
that is
> starting to peel. Is there any product I can put on it to protect
> foam?

> Now, it seems to me that the guy who wrote the procedure on
> removal/installation of the fascia and fender missed a few steps and
> made it sound much easier than it actually is. For those of you who
> done this before- what sequence should I take to reinstall this
> What kind of unwritten troubles should I expect?

> Thanks!

> Eric Itzel
> vin 4433
> eric@xxxx <mailto:eric@xxxx>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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