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'86 KC 4x4 fender liners

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Both of the fender liners are not doing so hot on my truck.  Passenger side is completely shredded and the prior owner zip tied them in place.  Exposed on the passenger side are two high pressure lines; A/C and power steering, both seem to be floating in this area, without any kind of brace, which is surprising and I assume there used to be something there and it is gone.  I can fabricate something but was wondering what is supposed to be there.  Also, have not been able to find a source for replacement fender liners.  None on e-bay, no trucks in local yards.

 

Any ideas? Thanks!

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Don't throw them away. They are what we McGyvers call "patterns".  Unless you are totally anal about using factory parts, just get some 1/8" neoprene rubber sheet, cut out some new ones, and install. I generally use rivets instead of those pathetic little plastic body fasteners.

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I think I have 20$ in making new ones. Menards sells sheet rubber. GM plastic rivets are 25 cents a piece and work well

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Any reason not to use a self-tapping sheet metal screw to attach them rather than a plastic rivet?  

They were originally screwed on with sheet metal screws, yeah?

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You could use then but I think they were just push in plastic rivets. Just don't reach in there with bare hands.

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Mike is correct the factory fasteners are plastic push pin rivets.

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Ahh.  Gotcha.  My truck is missing the liners...but there are a few sheet metal screws where there used to be some attached.  Somebody Mickey Moused the hell outta my poor truck at some point.

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