Pinchweld molding clip installation ?

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

  1. Deogi2

    Deogi2 GSX - 4 speed

    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?

  2. Deogi2

    Deogi2 GSX - 4 speed

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

  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 GSX - 4 speed

    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.
  6. Deogi2

    Deogi2 GSX - 4 speed

    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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