So I'm removing my stock fender flares on my 05 LJ in order to custom fab my own and I got all but one off. However 4 of the bolts on the last flare will spin in place but not back their way out of the hole. I give no idea how to get the thing off now except to tear the thing off can someone please give me some advise
Yeah definitely take the liner out on the rears, you will need to anyways to get a nut or something on the backside to bolt the new flares to anyway.
It's only 6 of those push in plastic pin things, a door panel removal tool makes it very easy to get them out. Pulling the liner out after is the hard part.
3 of the bolts screw into the fender, the other 5 have plastic nuts behind them that you can hold with your fingers while you spin the bolt out. You can tell which ones they are because the washer is smaller on the 3 that bolt into the fender.
the front flares you can actually get behind the fender to get to the nuts without pulling anything off.
kind of a pain but it's easier than drilling or using a chisel and you may be able to reuse some of the hardware depending on what flares you get.
I replaced my flares and had the same issue. The first flare I drilled out. Then I figured out I could get behind the front. I actually used the plastic retainers in all locations. I put electrical on my finger with the sticky side out. I positioned the plastic retainer and got help starting the screw. It took quite a while for the first side, and about 1/4 of the time for the second side. Took about 4 hours I think. I think about 1 3/4 for the first one trying a bunch of different ways to get the two frozen ones out. I wanted flares wider than what came on my Rubicon. I got flares 7 1/2"" (I think). Glad I did it.