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Old 03-31-2010, 07:10 AM   #1
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Question DIY Help Installing front GFX, Rocker panels, andsplash Guards

Planning on installing the front GM GFX, a rocker panel and molded splash guards with in the next week...

Does any one have any advice? tips? hints to make the install easier?

as far as the front gfx go... where and how have the rivets been installed? does any one have a pic or diagram?

any tips on removing the rockers with out breaking the clips?

thanks!

I will take pictures of the install so that others try a DIY
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:23 AM   #2
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specifically the rivet hardware? this is what th front gfx came with... how does it attach?
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:38 AM   #3
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Someone posted this on another thread, hope it helps:

You mention rocker panel & splash guards...do they go together? All of that should have came with directions...
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:45 AM   #4
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I posted this advice on the rocker removal and another forum member said he used my method and it worked. It may not be the standard way but works;
(1) Remove front and rear screws from rocker in fenderwells
(2) With pressure, pull the rear of the rocker outward to release the four or so clips.
(3) Do the same at the front using a slight downward motion (they are angled).
(4) Now tap and slide the rocker rearward (may need a rubber mallet)
the clips are in channels on the rockers and will remain in the car body
(5) using needle nose pliers, squeeze the arrow shaped pins of the clips in to pull them from the body
(6) slide them back into the channels on the rockers for safe keeping

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Old 04-01-2010, 07:52 AM   #5
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moved to DIY sub-section
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:36 AM   #6
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Did you get yours done? I can tell you it is not too bad. I did my car in a weekend. Came in handy having the nose off so I could install the Heritage grille too.

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how much will drilling holes in the facia affect the value of the car?
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:00 AM   #8
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Well you really dont have much choice, you need to rivet the front spoiler on and the rear ends. If your worried about value of the car, the GFX increase value over the non GFX cars.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:03 AM   #9
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FYI The molded splash guards WILL NOT work with the GFX kit.
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