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Old 03-24-2014, 10:58 AM   #1
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Blowout cant figure out how to replace fender

Ok so about a year ago I had a very bad blowout on my passenger side rear trailer tire (18lt) it was raining and I never heard it blow so I'm sure I drove like that for awhile until I saw to fender was hanging out in the other lane of traffic.
Anyway I cut the excess fender off and replace the tire with my spare. A few weeks later I purchase a new fender and let it sit in the garage as I've had a busy year with a new house and new job. I have a day off and I'm trying to replace and I'm having no luck getting the old fender off.
The blot goes through the fender through the plywood and into a nut pocket on e back side of the plywood. Only about half of the nut pockets are exposed on the back side and every single one of them are spinning. I've shot wd-40 on all that I can get to but I have no idea on how to get the nut pockets that I can't see to stop spinning and remove the old fender.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:02 AM   #2
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Can you get a Dremel with a cutoff wheel and just cut them? They need to be replaced with ss nuts & bolts anyway.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:20 AM   #3
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That would be a possibility but only half if the nut pockets are exposed on the back side the ones along the top edge of the fender are covered up by the inner fender well and i can't get to them. However they are spinning aswell
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:28 AM   #4
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You might have to remove the inner fender well or cut an access hole in it and then pop rivet and seal an alum patch on it.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:29 AM   #5
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I take it back. The 4 on the top are exposed on the inside of the camper. There may be some luck after all.
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Old 03-24-2014, 03:15 PM   #6
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Alright panic over.
New fender is on and looking good. Old nut pockets had no spurs or burs on them to keep them from spinning so replaced with new as bolts washer lock washers and nuts.
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Old 03-24-2014, 03:22 PM   #7
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Alright panic over.
New fender is on and looking good. Old nut pockets had no spurs or burs on them to keep them from spinning so replaced with new as bolts washer lock washers and nuts.
Hope you used stainless.
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