Removing side strakes

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kbooker

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720 posts

73 months

Sunday 31st July 2016
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Apologies if I'm going over old ground, any advice on how to remove side strakes from a Vantage greatly received.....thank you

Handyman2009

72 posts

37 months

Sunday 31st July 2016
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- Raise the car
- remove front tire
- remove inner fender liner
- remove the 3 nuts that secure the mesh to the side strake
- then you have 1 bolt that can be access once the door is open and the nut from within the wheel well
- repeat for the other side

On my car (Canadian) I had to loosen the bracket for the Computer inside the fender as it was blocking access on my passenger side.

Not very hard just time consuming, I had removed my mesh to paint them black and was going to do the strakes also but decided against it for now

Mansfield

193 posts

39 months

Monday 1st August 2016
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If you turn the steering wheel full lock it is possible to do this without jacking up the car and removing the wheel.

You can then remove 2 screws in the liner at the top and rear to allow you to move the liner enough to get access to the nuts as described above.

Be prepared to lose a little skin it's quite tight in there.

Edited by Mansfield on Monday 1st August 18:57

kbooker

Original Poster:

720 posts

73 months

Monday 1st August 2016
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Thank you gents

leerandle

525 posts

41 months

Tuesday 2nd August 2016
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Mansfield said:
If you turn the steering wheel full lock it is possible to do this without jacking up the car and removing the wheel.

You can then remove 2 screws in the liner at the top and rear to allow you to move the liner enough to get access to the nuts as described above.

Be prepared to lose a little skin it's quite tight in there.

Edited by Mansfield on Monday 1st August 18:57
Is that because you got sausage fingers ???? tehehe
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Mansfield

193 posts

39 months

Tuesday 2nd August 2016
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leerandle said:
Is that because you got sausage fingers ???? tehehe
So your missus says laugh

AdamV12V

3,137 posts

111 months

Tuesday 2nd August 2016
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Won't the car look a bit silly with the side strakes removed!? wobble

kbooker

Original Poster:

720 posts

73 months

Wednesday 3rd August 2016
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AdamV12V said:
Won't the car look a bit silly with the side strakes removed!? wobble
biggrin probably, gonna wrap them, trying to get a look I'm happy with that works with the set of lightweight alloys I've fitted, first attempt didn't work....lol

Handyman2009

72 posts

37 months

Wednesday 3rd August 2016
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If you are looking to have them Black you could PlastiDip them... much easier than wrap and also removable

inversionlayer

3 posts

18 months

Wednesday 24th May 2017
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How did you guys manage to get access to the old in the door jamb? I'm looking for a small enough torx wrench to get in there but haven't been able to find one that can make the clearance.


telum01

892 posts

49 months

Wednesday 24th May 2017
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Use a wobble socket to get to the one in the door jamb, and put a layer or two of painter's tape around that area to protect the paint.

inversionlayer

3 posts

18 months

Wednesday 24th May 2017
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Thanks!

chrisstern

35 posts

83 months

Wednesday 9th May
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Does anyone know if it’s easy to replace indicator side repeaters when they’re embedded in the side strake as they are on my DBS?