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Technical '41 Chevy Truck Dash Trim Instal ?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Johnny Wolf, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. Johnny Wolf
    Joined: Jan 2, 2017
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    Johnny Wolf

    Hey y'all.
    Finally, after a year and a half of searching I scored my '41 Chevy truck, stainless dash trim pieces & clips.

    Question I have is, is there another piece that goes on the back side of this clip once installed to pull it in tight? Or, do I bend it open like a mouth, or...???

    Thanks!
    Johnny
     

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  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    looks to me like it should be twisted a little bit, to secure it. The pointy ends will end up over the sides of the slot.
     
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  3. burl
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
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    burl
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    from Minnesota

    just twist to secure.Kinda hokey but it works.
     
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  4. Johnny Wolf
    Joined: Jan 2, 2017
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    Johnny Wolf

    Twisting was a notion I had too, but as mentioned seemed hokey... haha.

    I'll get after it this weekend.

    Appreciate the replies.
     
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  5. Where did you find the clips, I'm missing a couple ?
     
  6. shadetreerodder
    Joined: Aug 4, 2006
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    shadetreerodder
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  7. Johnny Wolf
    Joined: Jan 2, 2017
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    Johnny Wolf

    Thanks guys, worked like the champ. Held the trim in place with painters tape, then turned all the clips 1/4 via pliers.
    (Pix below of the glove box door)
     

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  8. Johnny Wolf
    Joined: Jan 2, 2017
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    Johnny Wolf

    They came with the trim pieces. Try ammuscle on e-Bay.
     
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  9. greenie-reddy
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
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    from maryland

    Jim Carter Truck Parts sells the clips; and many other parts for the Art Deco GM trucks.
     
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  10. Johnny Wolf
    Joined: Jan 2, 2017
    Posts: 29

    Johnny Wolf

    Update w/pix. Gauge cluster area was a P.I.T.A. Had to hold a mirror under the dash with one hand and fly the pliers with my other, all whilst looking at a backwards image.
     

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  11. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    BJR
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    Yea a pain in the ass.....:D but it looks GREAT!!!
     

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