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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-26-2020, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Body side moulding retainers

Does anyone know where I can buy these retainers? They hold the side moulding on the 1967 Bel Air. Most of them did not survive the removal process. Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-28-2020, 07:30 PM
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This is the closest I could find, for a '66 though. Maybe these could work? They also look similar to the plastic clips pressed into the doors to fasten door panels:

https://www.lategreatchevy.com/full-...pala-1966.html

What do the clips inside the trim look like? I'm assuming they have the sharp pointy bit that gets hammered through the plastic things. Could you use a different style of clips, maybe one that has a threaded fastener?

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-29-2020, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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There arenít any clips on the trim side. These have a lip that slides on the trim and then pushes into the body. Same holes as your 68. What do your clips look like? I found these and ordered some, might get them today. If they fit, Iíll order more(need 32 total). They measure darn close, just missing the metal support. Plus the few I salvaged are 53 years old and fit a little loose. Thanks!
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-30-2020, 06:13 PM
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The retainers for a '68 side molding are a mixture of the push-in and threaded metal clips with the spring arm to hold them in.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-18-2020, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Look the same, not the same!

67 and 68 sound the same, just donít know if they are the same size. The ones I bought are too big. As I try to modify them, the outer lip that keeps it attached to the trim is ground off, thus rendering unusable. Iíll keep looking!
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