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Offline Mick80

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'59 trim clips- in general
« on: May 16, 2015, 01:20:15 PM »
I've just had a bugger of a weekend removing chrome mouldings from the outside of my '59.

Most were rusted in place and were slit with the dremel to make removal possible.

When it comes to re-assembly, are most of these clips standard issue GM stuff or most of them special?

I know the 'alligator' type clip for the chrome moulding on the flat section of the rear quarter window are worth an arm and a leg on evilbay, but how will I go with the rest of them.

Any hints on removal of rusted, rounded phillips head screws other than WD40, wire brushing and yelling?

1959 6 window Sedan Deville

Offline Bruce Reynolds

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Re: '59 trim clips- in general
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2015, 04:28:09 PM »
I can go with the yelling, but if you can get access to the heads with a good pair of vice grips, you will be surprised what you can move.

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Offline Phil Weber

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Re: '59 trim clips- in general
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2016, 09:01:28 AM »
I've used this mob . Might have want you want . Very helpful and reasonably priced . . Or Google "House Of Clips " . They specialise in clips for classic American cars . Located in Germany .