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    Hey everbody yet again.
    I am having a few problems removing the front panel of my R10 (the panel in which the headlights sit). I can get the side mudguards and the spare wheel retainer off but the front is bothering me. Have I missed a few important bolts, or are they tacked in at the factory?
    It is a square eye 69 R10.

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    Julian

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    It is spot welded at the factory, note the spot welds in the panel adjacent to the headlights and across the boot floor.

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    In that case, what is the best way to remove and replace this panel?
    I have access to most tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julian
    In that case, what is the best way to remove and replace this panel?

    Julian
    To remove it nicely:

    Spot weld drill or power hacksaw/gas axe then angle grinder to remove the nasty bits, then dress the edges where the new panel will be welded to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon
    To remove it nicely:

    Spot weld drill or power hacksaw/gas axe then angle grinder to remove the nasty bits, then dress the edges where the new panel will be welded to.
    My brother inlaw and myself did this job to my R10 many years ago, but we were a bit more brutal. We wedged a big screw driver in the gap where the panels joined and popped the spot welds apart. It was a realitively simple process, but it did require a some panel beating to straighten out the edges afterwoulds!
    Cheers Renomad

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