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Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 9:19 am 
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TRYING TO REMOVE EA DRIVERS FRONT GUARD FOR REPAIRS SEEMS TO BE SPOT WELDED IN THREE PLACES EASY WAY TO REMOVE PLEASE 8-)

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 9:57 am 
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Where does it seem to be spot-welded?

Can you give a better description of where it is spotwelded, or a pic?

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 10:01 am 
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i dont know about ea's but xf guards are bolted along the top, 2 underneath and one in the corner near the mirror.. if it is spot welded then basically you have to drill through the spot weld...



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Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 1:22 pm 
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theres about three spot welds right under the mud flaps allthree only spaced about 25mm apart .rest of panel just unbolts easy just one f##n spot.Good idea about drillin out anything else??? 8-)

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 7:05 pm 
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Don't drill the spot-welds just yet.

I think you might have missed one bolt. If you open the drivers door and look at the bottom of the guard ("behind" the door, below the lower door hinge), there should be one bolt there. If you did miss it, there is your problem.

If you did get that one, I've got no idea.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2005 8:23 am 
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yeah got that one its definatly spot welded.Stupid idea to weld it there if u ask me.Dosent xactly make it easy to repair couldive had dent out and back on yesterday otherwise :twisted:

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2005 10:47 am 
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It seems strange that they would weld it on an EA and not an EBED/EF/EL. The only front guard I haven't taken off an E-series is an EA.

Have a look along the bottom of the guard for any bolts that may be going up and in the wheel well that face to the back of the car.

Could it be all the years of dirt and leaves are holding it in the rear bottom secton?

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 8:14 am 
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deffinatly spot welded dude had cold chisel in there banging the s**t out of it only starteted to rip thesheet metal so stoped.Will take couple of photos out of interest so u can see.Have to get wife to put them on later cause im s**t at all the real computer stuff!!!!!!!!!!! 8-)

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:32 pm 
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If never seen a falcon with spot welded front guards (Escorts and capri's yes ). Must have been in a crash somewhere in its life and the beater doing the job for some reason could have welded the panel. If thats not the case I'am stumped.
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Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 1:27 pm 
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for the record, i have taken the front guard off an EA, and no, it wasn't welded anywhere - so its been repaired post-factory...

 

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