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Post by Benderloch » Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:20 pm

I have decided to attack a very small but significant rust problem at the base of the rear wing.
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I've decided the only way to tackle this properly is to remove the wing. I've made a start and removed the wheel arch liner and the interior trim. I can obviously see the bolts under the rear hatch and also the bolts exposed when the door is opened and the rubber trim is removed. My question is does anyone know how to get at bolts that I assume are under the quarter light window.

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Post by bigwinn » Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:39 pm

Hi mate

Just did this last weekend

Most bolts are a breeze once you have the bumper and skirt off

Apart from the last one day up near the roof

If you look in the how to section Simon 3.2 did a good write up of how to get at it- I also did remove some of the 10mm bolts that hold the roof in place to ease the situation too

Have a look at that for guidance and shout up if you get stuck

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Post by bigwinn » Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:45 pm

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Post by bigwinn » Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:49 pm

Cr4p

Just realised you have a roof- sorry mate thought that was an e85
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Post by Benderloch » Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:12 pm

bigwinn wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:49 pm Cr4p

Just realised you have a roof- sorry mate thought that was an e85
That's ok, just hoping someone has tackled this on a coupe before and might save me some time.
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Post by TomK » Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:52 pm

Benderloch wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:20 pm I have decided to attack a very small but significant rust problem at the base of the rear wing. 9E1310CC-3984-454F-92C8-90A5331DE3E6.jpeg

I've decided the only way to tackle this properly is to remove the wing. I've made a start and removed the wheel arch liner and the interior trim. I can obviously see the bolts under the rear hatch and also the bolts exposed when the door is opened and the rubber trim is removed. My question is does anyone know how to get at bolts that I assume are under the quarter light window.

Thanks All
There are no bolts under the window. Once you have removed the bolts and nuts in the picture below you will still need some force to detach it from the sealing compound which is used towards the upper rear which seals/attaches to the inner body. It will come off fairly easily...
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Post by Benderloch » Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:17 pm

TomK wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:52 pm
Benderloch wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:20 pm I have decided to attack a very small but significant rust problem at the base of the rear wing. 9E1310CC-3984-454F-92C8-90A5331DE3E6.jpeg

I've decided the only way to tackle this properly is to remove the wing. I've made a start and removed the wheel arch liner and the interior trim. I can obviously see the bolts under the rear hatch and also the bolts exposed when the door is opened and the rubber trim is removed. My question is does anyone know how to get at bolts that I assume are under the quarter light window.

Thanks All
There are no bolts under the window. Once you have removed the bolts and nuts in the picture below you will still need some force to detach it from the sealing compound which is used towards the upper rear which seals/attaches to the inner body. It will come off fairly easily...
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Thanks TomK that’s exactly what I needed to know. I'll write up how I get on.

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