Pinchweld molding clip installation ?

Discussion in 'The ragtop shop' started by Deogi2, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Deogi2

    Deogi2 GS455-4speed

    I’m installing my pinchweld molding after polishing and when I initially removed it there were no clips just a few screws. I purchased the new kit that has the clips and screws but looking at the clips they look like they will scratch the heck out of there paint when installing. Should I even use them. They slide in the molding and I believe they are made so the boot locks underneath correctly and keeps the molding at the correct height. Almost like spring loaded.

    Has anyone used these before?

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  2. Deogi2

    Deogi2 GS455-4speed

    They are new from the kit from opgi for 67-72. Are they the wrong ones?

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  3. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    Of course they're wrong, Fred. 70's didn't use those, they used little screws like you mentioned. They are like #4 x 3/8" or something. Earlier 'verts used those clips. I'm not sure when they changed but maybe 69. It's another case of this part fits all Buicks from 1922-2019!
     
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  4. Deogi2

    Deogi2 GS455-4speed

    Thanks, I’ll stick with the screws only. Glad I didn’t try to use them. Appreciate the insight.
     
  5. Skylard

    Skylard Well-Known Member

    Hi Fred,
    How did you make out with the pinchweld molding on your convertible?
    I have a 72 Skylark I’m working on that came in pieces, So i don’t have much reference.
    I was considering buying those clips but I prefer not to drill into the pinch weld and just install it with a few screws.
    Cheers!
     
  6. Deogi2

    Deogi2 GS455-4speed

    Hi, I wound up not using the clips and only a few screws. I was told the clips were not for our application and it’s supposed to be screws. Good luck.
     

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