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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-13-2001, 08:05 AM
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Hi all,

I'm new to this board and Suzuki world, and I just got an '86 Sammy (for a song, too). It runs and drives perfect, but it has a major case of tinworm. I looked at the fender attachment, and it seems like they are bolted/caulked in place, kinda like old VW Bug. My question is: would it be possible to replace them without resorting to a cutting torch? Thanks!

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Dumb question, what is tin worm? And yes you can remove fenders without a torch. If that is what you wanted to know?

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Thakns for the comment. In the local Bug world (where I came from), tinworm was used to refer to any sort of vehicle rust, particularly something that looks like metal was eaten away.

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Where are you from. I have been in to VW's for 11 year and never heard that before. I think it is cool. What type of VW are you into?

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Hi Dimitri,

Even though I had never heard the slang, "tin worms" before, I knew exactly what you were talkin' about. Welcome to the board and feel free to ask any question you need to know about Suzukis. There are some good people here.



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Welcome to our little community! The complete answer to your question about removing the fender attachments is kinda icky. You can remove them without a torch (you have to use a handgrinder on the spot welds, you will find a ton of rust behind those attachments when you get them off), but you CAN'T re-attach the stock Flare-frames without welding them back on, and takin' them off usually destroys them (I guess you could rivot new ones on, but it would be a major PITA, and you would just re-install the rust collection area again). A lot of the guys on this board find some Jeep flares and install them instead. They don't need a frame, are very flexible and handle the rigors of the trail well. I've removed my flares and am still in the search of the perfect flare (for some reason I'm being very picky. I have an image of what I want them to look like and am havin' trouble finding a way of building that image). I run 33X12.50's and they stick out of my zook about 7", coating me with mud every time I hit a wet trail. Hope this helps!

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houdy man, welcome to our happy lil family.
thanks for the **tin worm** expression. i like that.....
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Actually, I'm almost next door to you - Alabama. Granted, I've heard that slang only a VERY few times, so, I'm not too shocked.

I had a '71 Standard (drove this thing all over, but only on highway), and, before then, a '79 Rabbit.

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Welcome aboard!

Tin-worms... Cool, I like it. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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