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Well, i tossed this idea around with my 89, but i think i might do it with this one i have now, since i can get to the parts car. Its a 91 SC, and I wanted to take the rear bumper from it, and the side skirts. How would I go removing the rear bumper cover, and the side skirts. The side skirts appeared that they had screws on the back of them, but im not entirely sure.
 

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no idea of the sideskirt.

rear bumper is held on by 11 or 13 10mm nuts from inside, 2 each screw at the wheel fender, and 6 or 8 push pin from underneath the car.
 

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The rear cover is pretty easy. You have a couple of phillips head screws in the inside lip of each wheel well.
You have the plastic push-pin type of fasteners in the center of the cover and two on each side up by the mufflers. A pair of nippers works well to grip the center pin so you can pull them out. Just be careful not to squeeze too hard as to cut the top button off of the pin, and they can be reused.
Then take the trunk mat up along the back and side to expose the nuts that attach it to the body. There's one on each side through the fender, and 8 or 9 along the rear of the trunk. After all fasteners are removed, pull the fender sides out, and then pull the cover straight back and it's off.

The rocker gfx are attached with screws on the wheelwell lip, plastic rivets along the bottom, and a metal channel attached to the rockers and fenders.

The plastic rivets under the car look like phillips head screws set in chamfered washers. Try (carefully) unscrewing them first. You may get lucky on some of them, Use a small screwdriver to gently wedge between the screw and washer to help push the screw out while you are turning it. If you are careful, these can also be reused.
After the screws and rivets are removed, the panel will pull up and out of the channel, which runs the full length of the door sill, and along the top of the panels on the front fender and the rear section mounted behind the door.
The easiest way I found to remove the channels is to use a small diameter punch to knock the center pin out, then use a sharp cold chisel to cut the top of the rivet off. The center pin is steel, but the rivet itself is aluminum and will cut easily after the pin is knocked out. It sounds harder than it really is to do.

The door pieces are held on with a stud through the door on each end, and a series of 6 plastic clips that are attached to the door. Remove the nuts from the studs on each end. These panels are thin metal, maybe aluminum, so be careful not to bend them. CAREFULLY insert a flat blade screwdriver between the panel and the door on the top edge of the panel about 6 inches from the end. Gently pry out on the panel, hold the gap while moving forward with the screwdriver to pry some more, and the panel will pop off of the first clip. You should get a feel for how much pressure it will take to pop it. When the last clip lets go, the panel will fall into your hand. The clips attach to the door with two welded studs each. The holes in the clip are keyholes. The are removed by slightly rotating the bottom of the clip to unlock it, then pull out on the bottom while pushing up to unlock the top.

This may all sound complicated, but once you start looking at it and working at it, it will all become crystal clear. With the right tools, a bit of patience, and a small amount of luck, you should be able to remove the GFX and bumper cover in little over an hour.

Tools needed:
#2 phillips
#0 common
#2 common
nippers or diagonal cutters (nippers are best)
10mm wrench or socket (I think that's the right size, the bumper cover nuts may be 12mm)
1/8" diameter punch with a raised point
sharp cold chisel (1/2" will do)
hammer

If I missed anything, I'm sorry. SUE ME!! 8>)
 

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thats exactly what i needed :cool:

Now, how do i get that trunk open, lol. Its closed, and the car has fold down rear seats, so if need be, i can break it open from inside, but how?
 

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oh well, nevermind for now. THey want 250 for both the bumper and side skirts. The bumpers lower gfx, all the fins are broken, and the car is resting on the side skirts, held up by 3 tires and a 2x4. I think I might make my own thing i want to do with the bumper, but i wont show it off till i get done with it =P

I might still get those side skirts unless i can find a better deal.
 
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