So I need to remove inner fender to access the plastic nuts on the back?
I just removed mine last week from my 98 Wrangler and it was not fun at all. I felt like I had gone into battle and the Jeep won (see attached picture)!I fought for hours to get my flares off. When I reinstalled, I used SS metric bolts and fender washers. Most of my nutserts were usable, but I didn't trust them. I had another occasion to remove my fender flares and it went much quicker.
I just removed mine last week from my 98 Wrangler and it was not fun at all. I felt like I had gone into battle and the Jeep won (see attached picture)!
I have all 4 off and am getting ready to install some different flares (still OEM). ALL of the nutserts spun at removal and 3 of them even pulled completely out. My question is, what did you replace them with and is there a way to keep the plastic "nuts" from spinning on the rest of the fasteners?
I am about to the point of pop rivets and grind them off if I need to replace in the future.
What size are threads on the nutserts on the small flares on the side? (There are a few that are screwed into metal nutserts (I believe they are some of the screws located lower on the flares), I used a needle-nosed vice grips to keep them from spinning. A couple of them on the rear are completely enclosed by the body. Hopefully they don't spin for you but if they do, you'll have to drill them out.