Underbody panels

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  1. Fitcious

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    Found some threads on underbody panels. Noticed one of mine is coming off- is the best bet to either buy from dealership or look for junk yard? Will ct200 have identical panels? Thanks!
     
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    CT200h has a different body shape, so I wouldn't think they would be the same. Dealers are very expensive for these, a junker's would be cheaper.
     
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    Check if the push pins are missing first, that will save you from buying panels.
     
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    I checked and unfortunately it isn’t the pins. It’s the panel.

    The circular area where the pins go is torn, so it isn’t a full circle, think of it as a half moon; so the pin doesn’t stay and part of the panel just hangs
     
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    Look into "fender washers", galvanized or stainless.
     
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    Even a regular washer diameter (not oversized) would probably be effective. Or a short section of plumber's pipe hanger strap? You may need to drill-out the ID of whatever you use, slightly. You want it to closely match the original hole diameter.

    Panel and fastener part number info:


    SUSPENSION CROSSMEMBER & UNDER COVER. 2013 Toyota Prius Four HYBRID | Toyota


    (click on "view more images", for the frontmost panels)

    And for the piece directly behind the front fairing:


    FRONT BUMPER & BUMPER STAY. 2013 Toyota Prius Four HYBRID | Toyota
     
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    Geez I can't let go:

    One possible issue with adding a washer, it increases the thickness the fastener has to go through (the "grip"), and might make it difficult for the fastener jaws to work properly. Considering that, a very thin washer, say just a snipped out square of aluminum flashing material with a hole drilled through, or some sort of thin/concaved washer, might be best.

    McMaster-Carr
     
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    Besides finding alternate push fasteners, most people have an unlimited stock of aluminium washers in the fridge. Thin gauge cuts with scissors. Coke cans
     
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