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Old 09-30-2011, 03:43 PM   #16
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as I just said, after drilling the holes, you should coat the grommet that is to be inserted into them with some sort of sealant, blocker, or primer.
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:02 PM   #17
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Bernz,

Alternatively what you can do is secure the clips that are to clip against the rocker onto the skirts. Dab the POINTED TIPS of the clips with some paint and try to pre-fit/mount them on the rockers. It should leave a mark on which spots to drill. Thats how Ryan G did my skirts.

Be careful when drilling, behind the rockers are some electrical wiring that you don't want your drill bit to go through

And wen u eff up. Fill with jb weld and redrill. Make sure that before you install plastic grommets that go into those holes (which in turn the clips' heads snap into), you coat the neck with some sort of sealant to prevent rust around the cavity area it's going to be inserted into
Wow, that's a great idea. I'm surprised I didn't think of that. lol. That's what I would do with sheet rock and door locks.

I already was thinking of sealing it with a bead of silicone sealant so water can't get through. Although, after drilling I could spray it with a little primer as well to protect the metal parts.

Thanks a bunch for the tip. I'm gonna try to work on it tonight. Will post photos.

Have a great weekend guys and dolls!
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:13 PM   #18
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I did pretty much what stephen said. Only drilled one hole and held up the rest of the skirt with the clips and double sided tape. Hasn't even budged.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:27 AM   #19
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subscribed. I would like a template or visual guide for this as well. I'm not entirely sure I know where all the hardware goes.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:11 PM   #20
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Looking for ix jigs check this out Maximillian http://www.bmwmobiletradition-online...53&hg=51&fg=20
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:17 PM   #21
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I did it.

Parts you need:

51 71 1 947 059 Cover left (fender)
51 71 1 947 060 Cover right

51 71 1 947 063 Cover left (body)
51 71 1 947 064 Cover right

51 71 1 933 719 Clamping bolt
NOTE: You have to remove the bolt at the bottom of the fender and replace it with a similar but longer screw bolt instead of using this.
Trust me it will work better.

51 71 1 927 439 Plug (You need 2)
51 71 1 938 940 Clamping (You need 10)
51 71 1 932 996 Grommets (you need 12)
51 11 1 942 789 Rivet (you need 4)
51 71 1 959 929 Clamps (You need 12)

The whole thing will cost you about $200 including gas money to go to the dealership and lunch.

Thank you to www.bmwconcordparts.com for all the parts.


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<b>My car before the install


Brand spanking new, straight from the dealership




Figuring out where to fit all the clips






Test fitting the whole thing.
NOTE: Make sure you the both pieces TOGETHER.


Otherwise, you will get this gap


Marking the tip of the clips so it transfers to the body.




Drilled out a hole with a 3/8 step drill


Inserted the grommet


Tap tap tap


Tadah!


Installed the bottom clips






Lined up right


Making a hole for the rivet


Lined up perfectly the second time around


My riveter is too small for the BMW rivet


Temporary fix

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When it stops raining, I will take a nice photo of the car.
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:39 AM   #22
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Double post of awesome. Ty Sir. can we please get a sticky on this thread or get it posted to the DIY Section.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:01 AM   #23
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Very nice work, I can't wait to install mine!
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:01 AM   #24
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agree I vote sticky
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:59 AM   #25
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FINALLY! Thanks alot for the writeup bernzspeed--gonna finally get around to installing mine next week. Pics to follow.
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:47 PM   #26
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I'm glad to have helped.
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:48 PM   #27
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What are the dimensions of those holes? Wasn't there mention of a template?
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:08 PM   #28
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What are the dimensions of those holes? Wasn't there mention of a template?
3/8

I used the actual side skirt as the template. I used the marker to dot where I should drill a hole.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:09 PM   #29
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Test fitting the whole thing.
NOTE: Make sure you the both pieces TOGETHER.
What were you intending to type here?
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:26 PM   #30
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Test fitting the whole thing.
NOTE: Make sure you tape both pieces TOGETHER.


NVM, I found this in your how-to thread!
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