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How do I fix this!? #354915 Dec 19, 4:21pm Dec 19, 4:21pm
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How do I fix this!?
It seems like just as soon as I get my car back something else screws up! Yesterday as soon as I pull into the LA celi meet I notice the front of my freaking side skirt is hanging loose! As you can see the hole where the bolt was broke. So I tried to use a new bolt with a washer to hold it on as a temporary fix. No luck. PLEASE HELP ME OUT GUYS!

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Re: How do I fix this!? [Re: Mizery_Machine] #354916 Dec 19, 4:52pm Dec 19, 4:52pm
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Cheap solution: drill a new hole a little higher, through the side skirt and into the frame. Use a self-tapping sheet metal screw to hold it on.

More elaborate solution: Use fiberglass to patch the hole in the side skirt so you can use the existing bolt again.

There are probably other, possibly better, solutions also.

Re: How do I fix this!? [Re: Doppelganger] #354917 Dec 19, 6:29pm Dec 19, 6:29pm
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I drilled a hole in mine and used a self tapping screw and it has not failed me yet(knock on wood).


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Re: How do I fix this!? [Re: blackcel] #354918 Dec 19, 6:49pm Dec 19, 6:49pm
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The self-tapping screws would work, but what about the first hole? I dont want to have abunch of different holes in my car. frown


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Re: How do I fix this!? [Re: Mizery_Machine] #354919 Dec 19, 7:01pm Dec 19, 7:01pm
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do that for now...nobody will notice a small hole in that area. then later on fix it correctly.


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Re: How do I fix this!? [Re: 00celica00gt] #354920 Dec 19, 8:30pm Dec 19, 8:30pm
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Yeah I would go with the tapping screw. Of if you want, you can get one of those clips that flare out into the hole and it will never come out.

Re: How do I fix this!? [Re: RookieGTS] #354921 Dec 19, 8:45pm Dec 19, 8:45pm
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get a plastic retainer clip, install that on the sideskirt, you might need to use glue to get it to attach, and then use touch up paint to make it blend.

Will probably not even be noticable.


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