How to repair lower fender to cover bracket

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  1. 8pack

    8pack Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I have seen some people weld these etc. here is my quick and dirty but very effective solution.

    First I drilled out the old soft metal 1/4 20 threaded studs from the back. I bought 3 stainless Phillips pan head screws from the local hardware store the same size.

    Don't grind off the button that is still there after you drill out the stud. Grab some JB Weld and glue the head so the screw to the bracket using a nut on the front side to pull it all tight together. Slather some extra JB weld around the screw head for a super secure fit.

    Let the JB Weld set up, and then remove the nut that you used to hold the screw tightly against the bracket. Don't wait for it to fully cure, just enough so you know the screw is set tight. If you wait for it to fully cure and any glue got in the threads or the nut you will never get it off. It will still come of while it is still curing.

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    sweet thanks. Every one sheared off when i remove my nose last month.
     
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    8pack Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Took me 1/2 hr to do once I had everything together. Clean it with a wire brush and either por 15 the bracket or us rustoleum rust primer.

    JB Weld before paint though!
     
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    Nice--thanks!
     

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