Removing Kick Panels?

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  1. Yellow Jacket

    Yellow Jacket Veteran Member

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    So I took all 5 screws out of the kick panel, it is lose, but I'm not sure how to remove it?

    Is there some clips? Or does it just need some force haha

    Thanks!
     
  2. 351maverick

    351maverick full time Ebay seller/hustler/car killer

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    they are both kinda "glued" in there with sound deadener/sealer goo...the drivers side you'll need to remove the E brake mount bolt

    the only way I've found to remove the passenger side kick panel on an A/C car is to remove the A/C airbox - HUGE balls so I usually smash it with a sledgehammer to get the kick panel out...not really an option on a driver car but all of mine are parts cars...
     
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    I somehow got the passenger one out without damaging it, or removing the heaterbox.

    What can I use to reseal it with? Looks like the factory used some sort of 3m chalk, puddy glue stuff.

    (although i fear i have a leak from the heaterbox too.. and its a pain to get to, even though I just had the whole front of the car off two weeks ago... ohh well, if thats the case, its gonna be a sunny day only car haha)
     
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    I ended up using that really sticky butyl tape that your supposed to use for windshields. It seemed to work OK. I'd like to know what most people use too. If you don't seal them, you end up with water leaks.
     
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    If you used the search feature, you'd have found the answer.
    I have probably posted this 10x in the past year.

    Home Depot electrical section , cut strips out of it, and apply.
    Works just like the factory stuff. I garden hosed my cowl after to verify it was sealed.

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