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Date:         Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:29:18 -0600
Reply-To:     OlRivrRat <OlRivrRat@COMCAST.NET>
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From:         OlRivrRat <OlRivrRat@COMCAST.NET>
Subject:      Re: OEM mudflap question
Comments: To: Stacy Schneider <vwcrewman@GMAIL.COM>
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In My 56+Yrs of Wrenching on Cars I have never heard that ~ OE & OEM have the SameThing Meaning ~

ORR ~ DeanB

On 27 Jul , 2016, at 8:09 AM, Stacy Schneider wrote:

> Your assumptions are all correct . When new they are a bear to install. If installing them from scratch you need to be careful to make you holes spot on. > Just for clarification. OEM assumes that it is an aftermarket non OE. > If it came from the factory on the manufactured vehicle it would then be an OE part. If a company decided to re make that part to an OE spec it would then be an OEM. > OE - original equipment. > OEM - original equipment manufacturer. > > Stacy > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Jul 27, 2016, at 4:35 AM, Eric Caron <ecaron1@COMCAST.NET> wrote: >> >> This is very helpful. >> >> A couple of clarification questions. >> >> I found a tiny plastic thing on the pin. It looks like part of a wall anchor for a screw going into sheet rock. It feels pretty thin and worn. >> >> Also the pin sticking out of the mud flap only comes out about a quarter of a inch. >> >> Does this sound right or could the pin be too short? it doesnít feel broken. >> >> My two issues seem to be the bushing seems worn and also the pin doesnít seem to line up with the whole in the body. >> >> This info is great. >> >> Eric >> >>> On Jul 26, 2016, at 11:41 PM, Stephen Engel <> wrote: >>> >>> My van is a Syncro and has a different mud flap arrangement than your 2WD. But after taking a look at the vendors' websites, it sounds like you have the set up that GoWesty sells. They are showing just one photo and no video or instructions. It appears there are two rubber grommets that go in the holes on the wheel arch. A threaded pin goes through the hole in the mud flap and into the grommet. >>> >>> They sell the grommets for $1.95 each. The pins seem to only come in a kit for two flaps with all the related hardware. >>> >>> The other vendors sell kits that use a series of metal clips and bolts/nuts/washers. I don't know if they sell separate pieces. >>> >>> I hope this helps. >>> >>> Steve >>> >>> >>> On Tuesday, July 26, 2016 7:47 PM, Eric Caron <ecaron1@COMCAST.NET> wrote: >>> >>> >>> Hi Folks, >>> >>> When my van was painted the other three OEM mud flaps were put on. these match the one for the propane tank. My passenger front is loos. There is a pin coming out of the flap at the top along the body. There is a whole in the body of the van and a plastic plug or at least a tiny part of one on the pin. the whole in the van is empty or perhaps I can just feel the edge of a metal insert flush with the body. >>> >>> Can someone familiar with the flap tell me how it attaches to the body and how I might attach this one again? >>> >>> tips, and descriptions appreciated. >>> >>> sadly web diagrams and videos donít help in my case. >>> >>> thanks folks. >>> >>> Eric Caron >>> 85 GL Auto Westfalia >>>

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