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dante giacosa
post 22nd April 2017 07:32
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Hey-

Can anyone give me any tips for taking off the plastic sill covers..?

Is it bolts or screws? Is there a mix of types with fixings in the wheelarch also?

Are they adhesively attached, or 'keyed-into' the sill on the top side..?

Any info greatly appreciated...

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post 22nd April 2017 10:20
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Hi Jim

As it happens I have the n/s sill cover from my QV sat in the garage awaiting repair, so here are a couple of pictures of the mountings from the inside:

Bottom mounting point - 5 (I think) - fixed with screws into plastic plugs in sill and will be rusted if they haven't been off before (replaced mine with SS


Side mountings - plastic 'pegs' slide into the slot and then push into holes on the side of the sills. There are about 8 of these, but the sluts face forwards at the front and backwards at the rear (or vice versa), so you can't just slide the off.
To remove, undo screws first, then get a trim removal tool and slide down from above in behind the cover and close to peg. Prise carefully away. Start at one end and ease the cover gently away, but use the trim tool on each mounting as the break easily (mine have been repaired, but front one has gone again.




You might find they have been glued if the mountings have broken.

Wheel arch liners - fronts have a couple of hex screws (which rust) facing you as you look into the arch, a screw underneath into the bottom of the sill and fixings (3?) to the bumper. Rears have similar fixings to bumper, 1 or 2 screws inside the arch to the front and one facing to the rear of the shock (one side only I think)

Hope that's useful, a lot is from memory (which is crap!), so may not be 100% accurate. Could get pics of arch liners if you want?

Best of luck

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post 22nd April 2017 23:30
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Good heavens, Steve G!

THANKYOU for going into so much detail- that is very kind.

I shall have to soak it all in, and see where I am, and then I'll come back.


Thankyou

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post 23rd April 2017 10:25
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from Workshop Manual






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post 23rd April 2017 21:43
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Thankyou also, San-

I hadn't thought of that, as a possible resource.

Time for a headtorch and inspection mirror!
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post 24th April 2017 08:29
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Hangon-

I may have mislead everyone here; I am talking about the sill-sides- like the 'bodykit' sides.

Sorry- is the information I have generously received more for the kickplates? The black plastic covers with the mounded Alfa Romeo script on?

Do I have to take the kick plates off the remove the side sills?

Or am I insulting you all, and going round in circles ..?

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post 24th April 2017 21:11
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 24th April 2017 09:29) *
Hangon-

I may have mislead everyone here; I am talking about the sill-sides- like the 'bodykit' sides.

Sorry- is the information I have generously received more for the kickplates? The black plastic covers with the mounded Alfa Romeo script on?

Do I have to take the kick plates off the remove the side sills?

Or am I insulting you all, and going round in circles ..?



Outside or inside?

if outside sill covers then the info is what you need smile.gif




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post 24th April 2017 22:43
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Okay-

Thankyou for that.

Most of my underbody screws appear to be missing, yet the sill body covers are still firmly on

Is there an adhesive component to this..?
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post 25th April 2017 16:50
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 24th April 2017 23:43) *
Okay-

Thankyou for that.

Most of my underbody screws appear to be missing, yet the sill body covers are still firmly on

Is there an adhesive component to this..?




Tiger seal or sikkaflex body glue ( or bodge)



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post 25th April 2017 18:23
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Tiger seal or sikkaflex body glue ( or bodge)
san

Very likely if the screws are missing!
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post 26th April 2017 07:24
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oh, thats great news...

*groan*


"hello, Italia Auto Parts...?"
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post 26th April 2017 21:32
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 26th April 2017 08:24) *
oh, thats great news...

*groan*
"hello, Italia Auto Parts...?"


Save you a phone call, you won't get new ones! I tried a couple of years ago, hence I had to repair.
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post 27th April 2017 08:25
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ratstab...
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