Scraped the curb - belly pan hanging off

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  1. Rieuk

    Rieuk Junior Member

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    I had read somewhere it's function is more as a splash guard (which is why it has all those drainage holes) but who knows...

    I guess I am? Where can I find the included jack?

    Well I have one clip and the bolts. So I guess I still need to purchase the other two clips in addition to the part. And then someone to put it on. All for a dust cover/splash guard sheeshh..
     
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    I would reuse the one your have or skip it all together. That part for 100 dollars isn't worth it.if you could get it for 20 then maybe order a new one. Any local shop will have enough washers and spare junk laying around to figure out how to screw it back on in 10 minutes. I have a jar of stuff at my desk I could Probably find enough stuff to reattach it with !! While it's getting an oily change or whatever ask them to re mount it.
     
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    Just a safety reminder, the jack provided with the average car is for emergency roadside tire changes. It does not provide enough safety margin for actual under-car work. Never get under a car supported only by a jack of any type.
     
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    Ramps and DIY it with epoxy and a few replacement fasteners, if some are lost. Paying a mechanic to fix plastic will kill you.

    And yeah, do not crawl under with just a jack, no safety stands. And chock the wheels still on the ground, with proper chocks.
     
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    I stand corrected. :oops:
     
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    ...which includes what fasteners and where.
     
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    I'm with lextoy! You don't need new parts, you need some friends to come over on a nice afternoon and help you. Then you all can go check out Captain Marvel, buy your friends some popcorn and thank them for being the friends they are. Your issue is an easy fix.
    * Find a friend with car ramps- This job can be done with your car up on ramps parked on the street.
    * Find a friend who changes his/her own oil
    * Inspect underneath for any other possible damage and look for any areas that simply need to be re-plugged
    * Get black zip ties at your local electronics store
    * Get back on the road.
     
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    The piece looks virtually pristine:

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    Just a few fasteners and/or loose bits missing. Compare with the other side.

    An hours labour charge will buy a set of ramps.

    Personally, I hate ramps though: you can get an entry level floor jack and a pair of safety stands for under $100. Get four wheel chocks too: place them fore and aft of the two wheels still on the ground.

    What I like to do is put a big block of wood under a main beam, before crawling under, something thicker than me. And take a cell phone.
     
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    I guess it's hard to see. There's a crack on it which was making it hang off. I guess I should look into gluing it somehow.

    In the meantime a guy is offering this to me for $60. Though no clips included. Thoughts?

    For sure - messaged you. I'm in the astro building too.
     
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    I think you already know the answer. It won't be cheap. if you can find the part at a junkyard or online and put it in yourself, that's the cheapest. If not, have an independent shop install it.
     
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    Curbs, particularly tall ones, make good ramps. I worked on a number of cars in college parking lots that way.
     
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    The panel is never seen, so unless the connection points are damaged to the point of no longer working for this job, I would just use the old one.

    For any cracks, epoxy a piece of plastic or two from a bottle to the back of the crack.
     
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    Yeah you right. So what I ended up doing was going to my local guy for $50 (shout out to Sarkis from A&A tire/auto) and he dealt with the cracks by melting it together with a soldering iron and used some spare fasteners to put it back. This part is like $120 (or thereabouts) new, not including clips, fasteners and then shipping. So I think it worked out okay...
     
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    Yeah plastic welding is a good way to go too. I think there's even some kind of staples that can be applied: the gun heats the plastic to melting point, a staple is laid across the gap, embedded in the melted plastic, then the gun lifted off.
     
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    Think I want one :)

     
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