Trim clip questions

Mopar Body and Trim

  1. TheGrateRonzini

    TheGrateRonzini FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    So, I went to put the deck lid trim on my 67 notch and the clips are not fun. They don’t look exactly like the original ones either. Anyone have a trick?
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  2. mvh

    mvh FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    No, the ones they sell as repros are not exactly the same. They should work on the top and bottom pieces, though. You should be able to tell how they go in based on the old ones. Oddly, only of the two pieces has a slot near the end to make it easier to insert these guys.

    I don't know of any source for the big double-studded clips on the center panel.
     
  3. TheGrateRonzini

    TheGrateRonzini FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Thanks, I had them in, shut my trunk after fueling and the lower fell off. Don’t want to lose it driving!
     
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    • RedFish

      RedFish Well-Known Member

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      Those aftermarket T studs have a small and well radiused head so they wont catch the trim as well as some of the others available.
      #10-24 X 3/4 Tee studs for auto trim - Google Search
      These studs are a little bit longer than OEM too. In most locations this doesn't matter. The very end ones that are exposed need to be shorter or they will dig into the body when lid is closed. These also got a closed nut. Maybe for safety concern, prevent the stud grabbing a finger or ring. The closed nuts require a shorter stud to tighten.
       
    • Cuda Al

      Cuda Al Well-Known Member

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      The reality is the notch is for the wire clip at the ends of the upper trim. From the factory the upper trim used one wire clip at each end as getting a wrench in there would be virtually impossible.

      The main problem with the butterfly clips is most people do not know how to put them in. The two wings have a large radius, that edge goes against the trim. Stick the clip in with the wire hanging out, then take the wire and push it into the trim, the direction that doesn't poke your thumb till it pops into the trim.


      Alan
       
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