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Old August 1st, 2016, 07:17 PM
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Lamp Guard Hole Repair

So, my Defender came with the old-school lamp guards pictured. Attachment required a hole in the body above the lamp area as pictured.
I'd prefer the new style Masai lamp guards that fit within the lamp area footprint and don't require this hole in the body.

1) How might I best repair this hole? Links to pages or posts with details are welcome.

2) If this is just not feasible, I can re-attach (I've sanded and sprayed down the guards with black rubber plasti-dip like spray. Where do I find these plastic hole inserts? I ruined 3/4 getting them out.

Thanks for the help.
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Old August 1st, 2016, 07:32 PM
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Obvious solution is to replace plastic inserts with rivnuts and use machine screws to attach the guards.
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Old August 1st, 2016, 08:32 PM
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Obvious solution is to replace plastic inserts with rivnuts and use machine screws to attach the guards.
That sounds like a terrible idea. Ever seen what happens to the sheetmetal when a gaurd that utilizes rivnuts gets ripped off ? It looks like the exit wound of a bullet hole. You don't want your sheetmetal to be the weakest link.
You can probably find those plastic inserts at a local PepBoys or something.
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Hm maybe but if the guard gets torn off its prolly from a wing killing incident anyway. Honestly if it were my truck I'd leave them off and put some little black plastic hole plugs in to pretty it up.
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