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Fender flare clips

A quick question: The two lowest clips that hold the front fender flares on (they are the only two like this), how are they removed? The seem to have a steel pin in the center that i'm guessing retains the clip, but there is no way that I can see to remove this pin, or the whole clip. There doesn't seem to be any access to the back side of the panel either.

My truck is going to have bedliner sprayed on tommorow, and I would like to have the clips removed before it goes to the shop.
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If there the ones i am thinking of just push the middle of them with a pick or something small. Then pull them out.
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Didn't think of that, I'll try it and let you know. Thanks.

Edit: Nope, as hard as I could push by hand, they wouldn't budge. Perhaps i'll try a hammer.

Edit again: Hammer wouldn't do it either... If I don't figure it out, i'll just tell the paint shop to mask them off.

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those clips hold like a ****...they usually break removing the flare...just buy some and your good to go...dont mask them off or the paint job will look like crap and will start to delam after a while
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I have a box of clips handy whenever i take my flares off.. some can be reused but i find it easier to just yank or cut them off and use fresh ones to slap em back on.
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those clips hold like a ****...they usually break removing the flare...just buy some and your good to go...dont mask them off or the paint job will look like crap and will start to delam after a while

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I have a box of clips handy whenever i take my flares off.. some can be reused but i find it easier to just yank or cut them off and use fresh ones to slap em back on.
Yeah, I'll say! Okay, I'll likley just break them and buy two new ones. All the push pins on the inside of the fender I cut, and a couple of the others broke.
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Okay, so my local Ford dealer wasn't much help in sourcing the replacment clips, so I need some help guys. Where can I source the replacement clips?
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just go to the ford dealer and tell them you need upper fender flare clips for an 06 ranger
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just go to the ford dealer and tell them you need upper fender flare clips for an 06 ranger
3 parts guys at two different dealerships have told me I have to buy the flares to get the clips. If anybody has a lead on getting these clips, point me in the right direction please.
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