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1 fitting side skirts on 25th February 2017, 9:07 am

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Went to fit my side skirts this arvo, and couldn't get them on.

Ive pushed the grommets into the sills



And fitted these things to the side skirts



Ive used a fair amount of pushing and cant get them to clip in, am I doing it wrong?

2 Re: fitting side skirts on 25th February 2017, 9:32 am

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Maybe could of tried pushing grommets all in one. If ther lined up mate should just be a case of making a fist and good sharp tap/Waco with the back side of it. They just to tight to go in ? If so once in they should not come out so maybe dab of grease/Vaserline might help ?

3 Re: fitting side skirts on 25th February 2017, 9:45 am

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That's what I was thinking mate, downside is those grommets are like impossible to remove without breaking, so I can try that but will have to buy more. I was just curious if anyone else has fitted them this way.

4 Re: fitting side skirts on 25th February 2017, 11:17 am

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I'm yet to fit my side skirts. I need to drill the holes aftrr the sill repairs.
I have bought some new gromits but they aren't the nissan ones. I measured the original ones and found substitutes. Hopefully they work.


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5 Re: fitting side skirts on 25th February 2017, 11:19 am

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These are what I bought.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122023181034


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6 Re: fitting side skirts on 25th February 2017, 8:52 pm

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They look right. I'm going to have another play around today. ive got the right plugs its just they don't seem long enough to clip in.

7 Re: fitting side skirts on 25th February 2017, 9:21 pm

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Nothing that I can see in the manual either.

8 Re: fitting side skirts on 28th February 2017, 8:39 am

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Anyone else had any problems? ADZ14 said his needed a good fist to get in but I've done that till my hand hurt lol. Thinking about using sikaflex and be done with it.

9 Re: fitting side skirts on 1st March 2017, 9:03 am

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you think skirt deformed or flexing too easily so clip not protruding far enough engage or it purely too tight !
I done pair on car years ago and struggled with couple clips not wanting catch, had lube both parts slightly and give a real good fast hard tap to shock them in, hate plastic clips with a passion Evil or Very Mad
fecking expensive too for all plastic bits such as this and arch and window trims :-/

10 Re: fitting side skirts on 1st March 2017, 9:54 am

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I hadn't thought about giving it some lube. Yeah its frustrating mate, I would have thought it would be easy.

It wouldn't surprise me if they have deformed from years sitting off the car though

11 Re: fitting side skirts on 1st March 2017, 10:47 am

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Lube was only way I got them on without damage.
Is possible deformed from storage, had that issue with my 323 side skirts but as screwed on and not as rigid as R's could overcome the issue.
super frustrating are plastic clips and ballache if bust couple .

12 Re: fitting side skirts on 1st March 2017, 11:00 am

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It's funny you mentioned it, because I noticed my front was abit funny getting on aswell. It was off the car for ages because stored in random positions.

13 Re: fitting side skirts on 1st March 2017, 6:09 pm

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@gtir_woody wrote:I hadn't thought about giving it some lube. Yeah its frustrating mate, I would have thought it would be easy.

It wouldn't surprise me if they have deformed from years sitting off the car though

Shows how much attention you pay to my replies lol

14 Re: fitting side skirts on 1st March 2017, 8:15 pm

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Oh my bad mate, missed that part Smile

15 Re: fitting side skirts on 1st March 2017, 8:54 pm

johnny gtir

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Lol thought grease or vas was lost in translation. I normally go dry or just spit but was been posh ha ha

16 Re: fitting side skirts on 1st March 2017, 9:01 pm

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Well ive heard it all now ... a geordie going posh lol!


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17 Re: fitting side skirts on 1st March 2017, 9:08 pm

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18 Re: fitting side skirts on 1st March 2017, 9:46 pm

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19 Re: fitting side skirts on 1st March 2017, 9:51 pm

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goodpost both of you

20 Re: fitting side skirts on 2nd March 2017, 10:30 am

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does any one know the part number for the inserts that go into the sills, just had the sills replaced and need to insert new inserts now.
Thanks

P.S sorry for hijacking this thread.

21 Re: fitting side skirts on 2nd March 2017, 11:26 am

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@joetheeskimo wrote:does any one know the part number for the inserts that go into the sills, just had the sills replaced and need to insert new inserts now.
Thanks

P.S sorry for hijacking this thread.

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132109573080


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22 Re: fitting side skirts on 2nd March 2017, 1:39 pm

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@joetheeskimo wrote:does any one know the part number for the inserts that go into the sills, just had the sills replaced and need to insert new inserts now.
Thanks

P.S sorry for hijacking this thread.
ask away anytime we here to help if possible

Ps he has to get all the way from skippy land if he is unhappy with the hijack anyways lol

23 Re: fitting side skirts on 2nd March 2017, 9:02 pm

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It's only a swim across the pond Laughing

24 Re: fitting side skirts on 2nd March 2017, 9:15 pm

johnny gtir

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Fetch me some parts if you do swim over mate lol!

25 Re: fitting side skirts on 5th March 2017, 6:30 am

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Bench fitted the male and female clips this arvo, I didn't realise how tight they were to get together. Needed a good hammer to seat in. Makes me think the better option is to fit the 2 together before fitting the side skirts. Ordered some more so see how I go second time around.

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