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2002 Silver Toyota Celica GT
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Denham Springs, LA
Dec 19, 4:21pm - #354915 
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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Dec 19, 4:52pm - #354916 
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.

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Dec 19, 6:29pm - #354917 
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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Dec 19, 6:49pm - #354918 
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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Dec 19, 7:01pm - #354919 
do that for now...nobody will notice a small hole in that area. then later on fix it correctly.


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Dec 19, 8:30pm - #354920 
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.

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Dec 19, 8:45pm - #354921 
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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