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Old 03-13-2016, 02:39 PM   #1
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Default Bracketry and templates for 2001 Appearance Package 2 trim!!!

So I'm looking for the brackets that you bolt to the car to properly support all the trim, especially the sideskirts.

I'm currently using double sided tape and it looks horrendous.

I'm hoping someone who got rid of their trim has the stuff I need.

According to 18psi, these brackets require drilling holes in the body panels to affix.

Thanks everyone.
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I tried to find some some as well. None out there except maybe Treasure Coast perhaps. I had the proper middle ones but fabricated my own rears from aluminum where they are supposed to grab the rear fender edge. I think it's in my build page. Either way liberally spray RustCheck or equivalent in those drilled holes
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^maybe I scanned too fast... I couldn't find it in your build thread...

Anyone out there have any leads? I keep forgetting to call a mazda dealership, maybe I can get lucky?

I checked treasure coast as well, nothing yet.
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didn't you already get them installed? by diamond?

Or you wanna re-do it with proper stuff?
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They are "installed" with double sided tape... The sideskirts are already coming undone. (same day actually)

Yes, I want to drill and bolt them up properly, but I'd prefer to use the oem bracketry.
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gotcha. that sucks. I thought those fools at least fastened the ends

I coulda done all that
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well, the top corners of the side skirts need a little backing plate to fasten them to the wheel wells.

they didn't do that lol.
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SHOULDA USED THE STRAPS BRAH

THE YELLOW ONES

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I can't find the picture of the home made aluminum bracket I made.

My bracket was a 2 - 2.5" long piece with a hole to mount it to the fender by threaded bolt (metric of course because it's the right thing to do) and the other one for the side sill mount. It had 2 tangs/fangs on it so that it would not sag when bolted to the fender. It doesn't sag at all - solid.
I posted a thread way back a year or so in the wanted section for the OEM tab and included a picture of it so look at that for an idea. I never could find one so I made one - ugly but functional

I did have to drill into the fender well though. I painted it after. Then I coated the hole and the bolt I used into the hole and the bracket with tons of acoustic sealant RTV style goo. I put on soooo much that no oxygen will ever reach that fender hole thus no rust.

Do a search on the Maita.net site and eventually you find a person that put up a pdf of the OEM templates that mazda gives you. I printed it off as my guide. Those show the drilling locations, but they assume you have the thin 8 or 10 inch long rectangular bracket that mounts to the car then mechanically allows the side sill to hang on to. Without that you'll have to improvise some more - but hey look what that did for Jim Carrey ( He's Metric as well BTW)
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Would these work, if I just drilled holes in the inner wheel well lips?

Fender/Wheel Housing Nylon "U" Nuts
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No, those won't work.

Look at this thread, shows the OEM clip.

Availability of the "special" rear fender lip clips for NB skirts - can't find them.

It pushes onto the fender and grabs it. I looked and looked and looked and couldn't find one anywhere by any clip maker. Made my own from aluminum and instead of grabbing the fender I had to drill a hole in it.


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SHOULDA USED THE STRAPS BRAH

THE YELLOW ONES

LOL how did I miss this!!!

that's rich!

the sideskirts would need the hand of God to come off with those straps!
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dude I have a set of those I think .


holla at me via TEXT I'll take a look tonight
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Where were they 18 months ago? Sad feels
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I might be completely crazy, but I'll double check.

(maybe I'm wrong, I think I checked for you right?)
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You probably did. You've always stood by your word as far as I csn remember. A trait to look up to. Thanks for reminding me. Ha I totally forgot.
I still have to put on my passenger side lip but my diy brackets should match. Better used by someone who hasn't already drilled into their fender.
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Just seeing if anything has popped up...
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Anyone out there have trim they don't want? It's bad for your aero. You don't want the trim. You never really liked it. You want to sell me your oem brackets for all the trim pieces. You want hundreds of dollars plus shipping costs.
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There's a guy on fleebay selling NOS appearance package bits for cheap. They should come with all the clips/etc you need to install them.

I've bought 2 NB spoilers from him for ~$60. His stock changes regularly. Try emailing for something specific.

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You have earned a cat. I will e mail him.
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