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Re: splash panel removal

Subject: Re: splash panel removal
From: "Scott McKorkle" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 08:34:24 -0700

Both projects fall into the "easier than many projects" category.  The only
caveat is siezed bolts and screws.  The splash panel is the easier of the
two, if for no other reason that you don't have as many fasteners to remove
and you don't have to remove the car's windscreen.

If you do take out the splash panel, jack up the front of the car, securely
place on jackstands and remove the tire.  This makes access very easy. 
Trying to do this work with the car on the ground and the tire in the way
can make for frayed nerves and banged knuckles.

The night before you begin work, make sure you generously apply some
penetrating/releasing fluid to the bolts/screws.  I use Liquid Wrench.  For
the actual work, have an impact driver handy.

Good luck!

Scott McKorkle
Issaquah, WA
1978 MGB

> To: Larry Dickstein <>
> Cc: mgs <>
> Subject: Re: splash panel removal
> Date: Thursday, June 25, 1998 11:53 PM
> I shall be replacing the same on my 77B this coming winter. Is it still
> easier than removing the fenders? Or am I facing the same battle? I
> haven't removed  fenders myself but understand it is no easy task.
> Andy Proudfoot
> Gander, Nfld.
> 77B,  67B (slated for pieces)
>  ----------
> From: Larry Dickstein
> To: Blake Wylie
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: splash panel removal
> Date: Sunday, June 21, 1998 3:31PM
> Blake Wylie wrote:
> >
> > Just wondering...
> >
> > Is it easy (or possible for that matter) to remove the front splash
> > to replace the rubber without removing the fenders?
> No and yes!  No, it is not easy depending on how much gunk, tar, and
> other assorted stuff has bonded itself to both the rubber and fenders
> over the years.  The real complication is getting the screws out.  Yes,
> it is possible to do w/out removing the fenders.  Make sure you have the
> right screw extraction tool before you start.  I'd use a hand impact
> driver w/ the correct screwdriver tip to START with.  Otherwise, after
> you booger up the heads, it will be nearly impossible to remove them
> intact.
> Larry Dickstein

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