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Rubber sill plate removal
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Pipesargent
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Does anyone know of a good way to remove the rubber sill plate? I have a replacement I would like to install but need to remove the old first.

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Posted on: 3/31 11:26
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Re: Rubber sill plate removal
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They are held on with spring clips on outer edge, if I remember correctly. Then rotate up to remove. Protect paint with heave tape and use strong putty knife on outer edge. I replaced mine with repos which glued on. good luck Dell

Posted on: 3/31 11:37

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Re: Rubber sill plate removal
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Dell is correct. You need to lift up the inside edge of the sill plate next to the stainless about an inch to release some clips near the inside edge which push straight down into holes in the body sheetmetal. Once the inside edge clears the stainless and clips are clear of the body holes slide the entire sill assy toward the inside of the car to release hook like clips that are close to the outer edge. If you need to use some tool to pry the inside edge up, be careful not to push against and dent the stainless. As I recall, screws holding the stainless piece are under the sill plate so it cannot be removed first.

The original sill rubber was vulcanized to a corrugated plate holding the clips so it will not work as is to be a flat surface to hold the new repro sills. It may be possible to remove the old rubber and use Bondo to smooth out the plate to glue and hold the new repros but that will be difficult and may raise the new rubber a bit too high. Usually glue or perhaps some 3M double stick tape directly to the body sheetmetal is what is used to hold the repros.

Posted on: 3/31 11:54
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Re: Rubber sill plate removal
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Thanks! This seems like one of those projects that looks simple at first but quickly becomes a headache. Lol

Posted on: 3/31 12:06
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Re: Rubber sill plate removal
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Just so happens I have the drawings for these if needed.

Posted on: 4/11 16:32
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Re: Rubber sill plate removal
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Pipesargent
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Well it popped right off just like you all said it would with no damage to the Stainless Steel. I was able to rubber cement the new one right where the old one was after cleaning up the spot.

Thanks again to everyone with the sage advice!

Posted on: 4/22 23:17
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Re: Rubber sill plate removal
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BlakesPackards
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Where did you source them from? I’m really interested in finding some for my 2dr’s

Posted on: 4/23 12:04
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