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      06-15-2006 12:25 PM #1
      DIY - Sideskirt repair due to rust, cracks, and age...
      I didnt do this because I had looked and the dealer told me that I could get a set of skirts for $350.
      Too rich for my blood. So then I was looking for a set of used skirts, I didn't need a whole set, just 1 part.
      So Found a thread with this pic - (I drew on it.,..)

      Call or visit local VW dealer - order part #13 as shown (Left = Driver / Right = Passenger)

      Old Skirt Top.

      New Part.

      Peel it off, its just help in place by plastic clips.





      Me =

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      06-15-2006 12:32 PM #3
      another good one [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    4. 06-15-2006 12:33 PM #4
      so u ended up paying dealer prices? ouch!
      i wanna know how to put these on a car without them...
      my car looks funny some times with a VR lip and no side skirts.
      _dan
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      06-15-2006 12:36 PM #5
      $38.whatever = not bad for an OEM made in Germany part.

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      06-15-2006 12:36 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by Danthe97VWGolf4DrMan »
      so u ended up paying dealer prices? ouch!
      i wanna know how to put these on a car without them...
      my car looks funny some times with a VR lip and no side skirts.
      _dan

      i did the same fix awhile back...just replaced the strips...didn't cost much $$ at all.
      to add oem sideskirts to a car without them you will have to either pay the $350 for all of the necessary pieces...or buy them used somewhere. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      nice work dan, another great quick and easy DIY that makes a big difference [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]


      Modified by exodub at 11:37 AM 6-15-2006

    7. 06-15-2006 12:38 PM #7
      its junk yard time!

      _dan
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    8. 06-15-2006 12:44 PM #8
      looks good [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] put a little tire shine on those babies and they look brand new [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] works well for front lip and rear valance

    9. 06-15-2006 12:50 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by Danthe97VWGolf4DrMan »
      its junk yard time!

      _dan

      you will probably never find them at a junkyard - ive been looking
      most yards use a forklift type atachment to pick up the cars that will destroy sideskirts like it's its job

    10. 06-15-2006 01:12 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by jettish 44 »
      you will probably never find them at a junkyard - ive been looking
      most yards use a forklift type atachment to pick up the cars that will destroy sideskirts like it's its job

      I just want the part that attaches the side skirts. $38 a side isnt bad, i can jsut get new ones..
      _dan [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      06-15-2006 01:20 PM #11
      what if my front cap/front portion of what you put on is falling off?

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      06-15-2006 01:28 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by Pf3il »
      what if my front cap/front portion of what you put on is falling off?

      you can replace just the caps if you are missing them or if they are damaged...
      very cheap from the dealership..
      looks to be #14 on that ekta image [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      06-15-2006 01:29 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by Pf3il »
      what if my front cap/front portion of what you put on is falling off?

      IIRC someone said 7-10$

    14. 06-15-2006 01:30 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by Pf3il »
      what if my front cap/front portion of what you put on is falling off?

      1H0 853 995 for the left side
      1H0 853 996 for the right side

      this is just the front cap, only a few bucks IIRC. the rear includes the strip which is why its much more expensive.

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      06-15-2006 01:30 PM #15
      so this dispells the rumor that you have to buy the whole sideskirt? cool.

    16. 06-15-2006 01:35 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by jettish 44 »
      most yards use a forklift type atachment to pick up the cars that will destroy sideskirts like it's its job

      Gold star for the correct use of "it's" and "its" back to back.
      yes, I am fully aware that I am a dork. Thank you.

    17. 06-15-2006 01:45 PM #17
      Just what the doctor ordered. Mine are starting to look like crap.
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    18. 06-15-2006 01:50 PM #18
      I feel the same way! I made a post a week ago on how my (driver side only) sideskirt was falling apart and I was convinced on taking both of them off, but certaintly not now. That's a real cheap, quick, and easy fix.
      Heres to you brutha

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      06-15-2006 01:55 PM #19
      $28.30 was my quote a piece, which isn't bad

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      06-15-2006 02:10 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by 708VR6 »
      $28.30 was my quote a piece, which isn't bad

      where'd you quote that ? [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] my quote was $35.86 ...

    21. 06-15-2006 02:12 PM #21
      do they come with the end pieces? Mine are MIA.

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      06-15-2006 02:15 PM #22
      rear end cap is part of the cover strip [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      06-15-2006 02:16 PM #23
      And if your crafty, you can mod off the old rear cap and use it for a front. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      06-15-2006 03:56 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by Dan J Reed »
      And if your crafty, you can mod off the old rear cap and use it for a front. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      ...on the other side of the car.

    25. 06-15-2006 04:15 PM #25
      Just called up a dealer.. $42.90 /side .... canadian..
      Sucks.

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