156 Skirts are loose.... - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Status: - Update
Posts: n/a
156 Skirts are loose....

Hello everyone,

My 156 side skirts have a slight gap just below the drivers side rear door, and below the front passenger door on the other side.

When i look into the gap i can see some pins with roundish heads coming from the car and on the inside of the skirts there are some white plastic clips.

Can I just push them back on, or do you think they'll be corroded? If so, what's the best way to reattach the side skirts?

Sponsored Links
Status: -
AO Member
Paddy2bsure's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: Kent
Posts: 683
Re: 156 Skirts are loose....

Mine were similar - it's just a bad design - you can clip them back on, but they'll ping off again

I went to Homebase & got some mega-strong double sided tape & some Araldite 2-pack glue and did the following:

Offer the sills up to the car, to get them more-or-less in the right position. I used some insulating tape, and put a strip of this on the car body ABOVE where the sill top line would be.

Then I put the double sided tape about 1cm below this, peeled off the backing, and pressed the sill up to it (was enough to hold it in place).

Then I mixed up the Araldite, and syringed it in on top of the double-sided tape all along the length of the sill.

Next, I got a bit of 1x1 timber, and some long g-clamps, and clamped the wood against the sill (doors opened, with the other end of the g-clamp effectively inside the sill. Clamped it all tight until the araldite was beginning to get squeezed out. Cleared up the excess Araldite with a rag, removed the insulating tape strip, and went away for an hour. Came back & released the clamps, and the sill is SOLID! Stuck fast & going nowhere.

Hope this helps.


Just Sold: 2001 156 2.4 JTD (140) Sportwagon Veloce
Replaced by: 2004 (54) Saab 9-5 2.2TiD Linear Sport
Also own: 2007 (07) Vauxhall Astra Twintop 1.6
Paddy2bsure is offline  
Status: Tin worm attack ... ARGHH!
AO Gold Member
gazza82's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: United Kingdom
County: Buckinghamshire
Posts: 8,285
Images: 12
Re: 156 Skirts are loose....

The clips are available from an alfa dealer at about £1 each ... but you have to take the complete skirt off to change them.

I've got as far as buying the clips and new double-sided tape for mine ....
gazza82 is offline  

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Supported Alfa Romeo Models > Technical & Vehicle Assistance > Alfa 147, 156 & GT

156 , loose , skirts

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome