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ash-ov-boro
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Registered: 22nd Oct 09
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17th Nov 09 at 20:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cant seem to get the arch line-ing to pop off to get at the nuts on the back of the plastic arches and i was wondering how to get the front bumper off as i want to colour code it as soon as possible really as ive done the rear half and the front looks bad now lol any advice pics would be great cheers people
xXx_Nova_xXx
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17th Nov 09 at 20:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I managed to get my arch trims off without removing the bumper.

Im sure that you can just gently peel the arch s**t-shield away, peoviding your gentle you can bend it without distorting it, and also get to the plastic 10mm nuts
Richardhhha
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Registered: 29th Sep 07
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17th Nov 09 at 21:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

jack the front up
remove the wheels
Remove the plastic clips and 2 nuts
(plastic clips have a small rod in the center of them try not to push the rod out the other end or you'll be buying new clips)
inner arch trims out.

bumper has 4 bolts under the car
2 bolts on top at the edge of the grill
2 nuts in the arch (you need to take the arch trims off to remove the bumper properly)

wings off
4/5 bolts on the top under bonnet
1 bolt under the car on the seal (this will be covered in underseal/stone chip also will have sealent behind this bolt and where the arch goes next to the suspension top mount a screw driver is all you need to pry the arch away)
1 bolt in the door jam (open the door and its by the door mirror)
un clip the indicator.

job done easy as pie
ash-ov-boro
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17th Nov 09 at 22:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

richardhhha what do you mean the plastic clips have a small rod in the centre ? didnt see no plastic clips unless you mean the flat headed black things at the back of arch how do the come out tried prising it with flat head had no joy i need pics really o see how to do it if some one could do me a few pics tomorrow when its light it will be much apreachiated.. also when you say wings off did you just tell me that or do they need to come off to get arch liner off? puzzeld me now and car looks nice from back and old from front lol its grey not black lol well faded
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17th Nov 09 at 23:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah little black flat thing, push a small flat head in the centre of them, the centre pushes in, you can then twist it out. Do not need to take wings of, it was just a guide, you also dont need to take arches of to remove bumper.!"""

The bumpers mounting at the side is obtainable without taking arch lining off! There is like a little "lid/flap" on that bolt and only that bolt (Its the first bolt) under the flap you can feel the nut, undo that.
After you undo that the front of arch becomes loose, and under there you can see nut(which is now freely hangry) remove that and bumper will drop down
Richardhhha
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18th Nov 09 at 01:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah you can leave the arch trims on but i prefer to tke them off as when you take the 10mm plastic nut off it can still catch and can be a bugger to pry the arch trim back just enough to remove the bumper..

im a bit of a finiky git like that i spose
ash-ov-boro
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18th Nov 09 at 17:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

will have a go at this tomorrow if its dry any more advice once i push the centre of them in is that them fu**ed then do i need to buy more where can i get some from .. apart from vaux dealer
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18th Nov 09 at 17:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

push in, just enough to be able to twist a screwdriver in there, then you an stick back in, if you push too much they are goosed
Richardhhha
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18th Nov 09 at 19:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you can get the clips off ebay just serch for corsa clips. You will most probably goose a few, i think they were 5.99 for 20 so i didnt care and just bought them
ash-ov-boro
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19th Nov 09 at 10:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

going to have another look today as its anoying me like **** but i will get there in the end just fancied getting it finished and out of the way
ash-ov-boro
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19th Nov 09 at 14:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

just looking on another vauxhall forum there and a guy was saying its easier to remove the wing than the arch lining as it a pain in the ar*e
ash-ov-boro
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19th Nov 09 at 14:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how many bolts is there to remove the wing ones inside engine bay and is there any in the door shuts? or anywhere else? would it be easier to remove wing or is it going to be harder?
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19th Nov 09 at 14:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Harder. you do not remove wing, even if you want to it says above to do it....Just go and TRY

 
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