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Rear Quarter Panel Removal

Discussion in 'Modified 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by Triton8273, January 29, 2012.

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      Has anyone removed the rear quarter panel?

      Need to pop a very big dent and those infomercial products aren't doing the job.
       
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      You can't remove a quarter panel without cutting it off. They are spot welded on. Best bet is to try and remove the interior plastic and get to it that way.
       
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      That's what I was worried about.
       
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      I just removed the inside plastic, the ONLY thing to worry about is the seat belt bolt!
       
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      Well i don't have that issue since I removed my 3rd row a few months ago...still in the process of building a huge compartment

      Those TORX are a bitch huh :D
       
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      I could not get mine out, I cut my plastic! LMAO! Gonna fiberglass it back anyways! Had to go to sears twice in one day, I gave up after the second time!
       
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      ok, so on this topic. how do you remove all those little plastic plugs?? from the interior panel to remove it. I have a big dent as well. was thinking of taking a sledge hammer to the inside. lol. the best idea i can think. cant figure out how to remove plastic things. (sorry don't quite know all the terminology quite yet)
       
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      all it took for me to remove my interior piece was to remove the C and D pillar light grey pieces, then remove the t45 bolt that holds the bottom of the seatbelt in place at the bottom of the C pillar. after that, just pull the panel away from the truck and all of the plastic/metal clips will release
       
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      thanks very much. i will give that a try
       
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      have you tried this?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9OGa9vB42Q
       
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      ive wanted to try that but i also heard that when it gets hot during the summer the dent will magically reappear
       
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      Magic!
       

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