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Surf City '38

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Hi Folks,

 

Another poster from the truck side and I, have had trouble locating a trim clip, this clip attaches the chrome trim around the radiator shell...pictures are below. I have used door panel clip in the past and modified them, Unfortunately when using modified clips/bolts, they tend to show when looking close at the shell. Additionally, when trying to restore back to assembly line condition, as close to original matters...

 

 I have reached out to several of the restoration supply houses, with no luck over the years....can anyone direct us to a supply house or person that may have a lead on them?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Did you try Restoration Specialties in PA? They might have something. Are you sure that they are original type clips, as the one pictured looks like a type that came out in the late '40's and used through the '60's. You may have to send Jeff at RS a sample.

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Jeff is a great guy, he even sent me samples to see if I can get them to work...I'd have to do some major mods to get them to work.

 

I have to assume they are OG, these are the only ones I have ever seen as actual clips, every other time I see restored units and non-restored, its either a nut and bolt, zip ties, door molding clips (w/mods), etc...

 

Thanks Jim.

 

(Just a FYI, he thought X410 would fit, http://stores.restorationspecialties.com/x410-win-package-of-10/ , and it was the closest)

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Jim,

Did you check with RJL Auto Fasteners.  Their catalog shows similar clips, but they may be too big.  No dimensions given in catalog on most clips.

 

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Hey, thanks a bunch for the lead Bill, I will send an email out right away.

 

(Update, Roman got right back to me from RJL, no luck)

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