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Offline xackley

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floor board rubber removal
« on: December 16, 2018, 02:47:02 PM »
I want to remove the rubber from the floor boards to clean up the rust. What is the safest way to pop them off without damage?
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Re: floor board rubber removal
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2018, 02:57:17 PM »
On the 2003 EV? Are they the type that are glued on or ride on rubber isolators?
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Re: floor board rubber removal
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2018, 03:28:03 PM »
2004 has the rubber insulators. You just carefully push them out from the bottom with a screwdriver. 2003 should have this style.

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Re: floor board rubber removal
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2018, 04:30:29 PM »
Rubber insulators on mine. Ok, thats what I thought but decided to ask before I poked a hole through them.
I guess I'll soak them in hot soapy water before I try again.
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Re: floor board rubber removal
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2018, 04:48:28 PM »
Rubber insulators on mine. Ok, thats what I thought but decided to ask before I poked a hole through them.
I guess I'll soak them in hot soapy water before I try again.

Might help to warm them up a bit with a hair drier or heat gun.
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Re: floor board rubber removal
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2018, 06:42:57 PM »
Take them out the same way one removes a tubeless valve from a wheel. Put a little  upward pressure on the board as you take a blunt screwdriver and starting at the edges push the nipples through the hole their in, one at a time. If they are very dry rotted they will probably break off at which time replacement is the only fix.

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Re: floor board rubber removal
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2018, 07:51:30 PM »
and the best deal on replacement rubber is?
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