Tailgate Prop Covers

The very ratty covers


Twisting a screwdriver under the large cap to remove that one ...

... and levering against that spindle to remove the smaller cap

The old bits, true to the description I gave "The old caps just ping off" one of the smaller ones did just that into places unknown

And the shiny new bits

The new ones slipped onto the spindles with a bit of a push

I cut some concave domes into a piece of softwood with a 'ball' grinding wheel in a drill ...

... which were the perfect shape for the caps. Taped to the wood ...

. and the wood taped to the prop, it just needed a hammer behind and the softwood tapped with a mallet ...

... to pop them into place with no damage.