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Trim clips, where to get them?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by PeteMattersen, May 13, 2009.

  1. I have a 55 buick in the shop i just got done paining. Now its time to put trim on but the prior owner was a little hard on things when they dismantled this old girl. Anyone know where to find them?I need side trim and upper door molding clips.Its a special, 4 door sedan.
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  2. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,317


    make what you need
    cut a scrap of metal so it slides in your trim,
    drill a hole in the center, weld in a small bolt

    To be high class, use stainless with a stainless bolt
  3. Try Au-ve-co,

    Or the Buick clubs. I know a Buick Club member that has drawers full of new clips. PM me for his name..I don't want to put it out here without his permission.
  4. Butch11443
    Joined: Mar 26, 2003
    Posts: 353


    Ask a body man. You can buy a universal clip that you can trim to size with snips with the boly welded in quite reasonable.
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  5. temper_mental
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,718

    from Texas

  6. oilslinger53
    Joined: Apr 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,500

    from covina CA

    kanter has clip kits for most cars, or you could make them. time vs. money.
  7. choppintops
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,460


    X2. Used them for years.
  8. Shadetree
    Joined: Feb 7, 2003
    Posts: 243

    from Va USA

  9. skwurl
    Joined: Aug 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,620


    I got my clips here for the Ols we're doing. Havent used em yet but thay have the best selection i've seen
  10. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,126

    from nor cal

    Try paint shops. They usually carry a very large assortment of trim clips.
  11. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,046


  12. I was considering this, but if i could just find them that would be ideal, they are pretty much all either missing or mangled.


    Thanks for the info fellas, sounds like they are easier to find then i assumed.
  13. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 6,003

    Special Ed

    Restoration Specialties has what you need.
  14. 49 Custom
    Joined: Apr 17, 2009
    Posts: 282

    49 Custom

    Thanks guys, for the sources! I've been getting ready to put '54 Buick trim on my '49 and didn't really want to go with plastic, either.
  15. Shadetree
    Joined: Feb 7, 2003
    Posts: 243

    from Va USA

    They worked out really good on mine!!!
    Real easy to trim to fit, with just tin snips, and they have a protrusion, on the back, so that you can trim back, for deep or shallow moldings. That way you can get a real tight fit.
    I am going to order some more, in case I finally find a set of rocker moldings for my 51 chevy!!
  16. Shadetree
    Joined: Feb 7, 2003
    Posts: 243

    from Va USA

    Just wondering why some of you guys are "anti-plastic"???
    I looked at several types of fasteners, and I reasoned (whether right or wrong) that these would be a lot easier to install, and remove, if you had too, and also wouldn't have the problem of rusting clips, bleeding down on the paint at a later time.

    I guess if a person was trying to build a car, to original specs, and with all original stuff, but I not at all, interested in "Restoration Scene". I am just trying to build a poor boys, driver.

    To each his or her own, of course!!!
    But was just wondering what your thinking on going "anti-plastic.
    Last edited: May 15, 2009

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