How to: D9 Wing swap (including some rust traps)

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How to: D9 Wing swap (including some rust traps)

Post by bangernom1cs » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:43 pm

When I bought this car there had been a small scrape on the OSF wing so eBay provided a nice 2nd hand replacement,
ready coloured. Good job I left it a bit as some idiot knocked another dent in it ...on my own drive way!
I had a strut to change at the same time so it seemed a good job to both at the same time.
So... a both wings.
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You need to remove the grill and headlamp
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Remove the wheelarch liners
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You'll need to remove the accumulated crud here which drains from the scuttle area as there is
a hidden bolt below the leaf that is visible.
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Unbolt a number of bolts around the wing...here is the A post
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And the indicator (D9)
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Behind the headlamp we have a turn buckle arrangement.and some bolts
There are 3 bolts which hold the lamp itself on on. Fortunately the offside is easiest to deal with.
(I soaked a number of these bolts the day before as they are exposed to the weather)
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The worst are just behind the wheelarch liner where it meets the bumper and wing..these were very stubborn indeed.
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There is also, I found, a potential rust trap in part of the chassis which benefited from a drainhole and some spray waxoyl. A bit pedantic I know, but in a crash..well who knows. Was showing signs of rust along the bottom seam.
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You can see how easy it is to deal with the strut like this!
Yes I did do the discs too as they were shot!
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A quick cleanup and reverse procedure with all the hidden bolts and exposed stuff greased up just in case they need to
come off at a later date.
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Easy job!
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Re: Wing swap over

Post by steve_earwig » Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:52 pm

A nice little job, looks like a very good match too! I'll copy this over to the Knowledge Base in a mo but just one thing:
bangernom1cs wrote:Behind the headlamp we have a turn buckle arrangement
Is this to hold the bumper onto the wing?
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Re: Wing swap over

Post by bangernom1cs » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:35 am

Hi,
Yes, the turnbuckle does indeed clamp the wing to the bumper.
I was very lucky with the colour match. Came of a car that was 3 years older than mine.
Another cab by coincidence, so when this car dies that wing will have done about 750,000 miles!

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Re: Wing swap over

Post by FarmerPug » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:52 pm

a fantastic bit of work there, definatley worth the knolegde base.

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Re: Wing swap over

Post by steve_earwig » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:56 pm

'tis done :cheesy: I just thought it worth saying what that clip was because it might help someone taking a bumper off too.
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2004 D9 2.0 HDi 110 Estate lhd VF38ERHZF81657352 - sold but being very well looked after.
1991 Yamaha TDM850 - fuel leaks galore!
2008 Toyota Recall4 2.0 VVTI ATM LHD JTMBH31V90D007261 - flimsy piece of crap.
1953 Matchless G3LS - Can somebody stand by with an extinguisher?

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