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How to Remove Mud Flaps

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by ANR, Sep 21, 2020.

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  1. ANR

    ANR Member

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    Can someone tell me how to remove the rear mudflaps for my Discovery 2? Though a simple job, I can see that there are two cross-headed screws on the outer side, but specifically it is the two 'fixings' directly behind the wheel that I can't figure out. What are they? Mine are heavily rusted, but they look to be either rivets or hex screws, though I can't get a hex screwdriver to fit.
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    Andrew
     
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    Bantam1 Well-Known Member

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    Rivets, I think you will need to drill them out.
     
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    Unless they were changed at some point, the mudflaps and the mounting brackets are all held in place with rivets. The rivets are not easy to remove, even with a drill so you might need an angle grinder. For the brackets, you have 2 rivets at the top, one on the side with the body panel and another one at the back with the diagonal support. The mudflaps are held with 2 rivets against the mounting bracket and 2 outer screws on the body panel. Can't remember if they are Phillips or Hex.

    All I can tell you is that if the mounting brackets are rusty, they will likely break or get damaged during removal so it would be a good idea if you order a set before you start. It would also help if you apply anti-rust treatment before installing as they corrode again in no time.
     
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    Grind heads off then pry the bracket off
     
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