can not remove front wing

#1
hi there.
I am trying to remove the front n/s wing for painting, and following the workshop manual to the letter.
I have removed all the bolts, and the front bumper, so as to pull the wing forward and remove.
There is no mention in the W/M about having to remove the bumper, but that is the only way, because if you dont, you cannot slide the wing forward!
Then it says to remove the 2 screws from under the wing? There are no screws to be seen, but the wing is holding on for dear life at the btm corner , near the door hinges.
I have opened the door and cant see anything from that view point.
Q: does the door have to be removed before starting the job, to gain access to other fastenings, namely the 2 illusive screws?
Peter
 

cobraboy

Well-Known Member
#2
Leave the door on.
Look under the car, there is a tab with 2 screws that screw upward into the lower sill area, they are probably covered in underseal. remove the screws and the wing will come off.
 

GRTV8

Well-Known Member
#3
Leave the door on.
Look under the car, there is a tab with 2 screws that screw upward into the lower sill area, they are probably covered in underseal. remove the screws and the wing will come off.
Like the man said -pesky little screws at the bottom
 

colnerov

Well-Known Member
#4
Hi, Yes there is a strip of metal that is pop riveted to the wing and the other end is self tappered to the sill. I have known one or even both ends to be welded by s previous owner. You can remove the wing without removing the bumper but it is easier without the bumper there, less risk of damage to the paintwork.

Colin
 
#5
hi there all, thank you for your helpful advice,
as said I found the pesky little screws at the btm of the wing , they were totally covered up by the arm and pad of the hoist , with the car raised.
Solution: lowered the hoist, repositioned the arm and raised to a working height, found the 2 pesky screws, undid them, lowered the hoist, grabbed the wing in 2 hands and pulled backwards, the wing came away in
my hands, then removed the other drivers side wing in less than 5 mins...............such is life on the edge, tempting doom and gloom but being rewarded on a peaceful , quiet Sunday afternoon with joy.....ahhh :)
Peter
 
Top