Interior windshield trim screw clips

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  1. zyzzyx

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    Hi All, So what's the trick to re-installing these six clips that hold the upper windshield
    trim piece on? Looks like they were installed and "spread" before the roof skin was installed.
    Can't do that now! I was thinking of drilling two holes in the framework and Pop-Riveting
    them so they're nice and tight. Whaddaya think? Somehow they all got removed in the
    last 46 years for some reason??? 20210213_155746.jpg 20210213_155619.jpg
     
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    can you drill 1 hole and screw the trim on instead of riveting those up?
     
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    zyzzyx FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    No, if you look at the clips, they are bent 90 degrees and there is nothing in front of the clip
    except the rubber windshield gasket.
     
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      Im thinking then that will be your only choice, I hope it will work out for you.
       
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      How about using silicone on the clips so you dont have to drill holes? Let them dry and No weight on the trim piece so it should work.
       
    • monroegtx

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      The tabs stick out a bit on the outside. If you squeeze them just enough to push in the hole, you then squeeze the outside of the tabs to expand them in the hole. Very carefully they break easy. I found the original ones were better than the after market for strength. If you look at my build on post #348, you’ll see how i fixed one of the replacement ones. Worked fine.
       
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      • zyzzyx

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        Ok, I was hoping someone else had the same problem! Sounds good. I'll look up your post, Thank you!
         
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        Dont bother with the Repop ones = garbage.
         
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        • zyzzyx

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          O.K., how do I navigate to your Post #348?
           
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          Totally agree. The tabs didn’t go in far enough on mine and broke real easy. Try not to move them too much, just squeeze enough to get in the hole and just enough to firm them up. Doesn’t need to be super tight.
           
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          Hit the threadlink in blue at the bottom of my post. Then just keep clicking the pages to post #348. Might be around page 18 or so i think.
           
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          • zyzzyx

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            Very nice work! Gonna do the glass in a couple of months as soon as it starts to get warmer.
            (Above -10F!)
             
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                If all else fails you could epoxy them in! Maybe J-B weld
                 
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                Well, I lost some more parts. Where can I buy these clips??
                 
              • zyzzyx

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                I know I "tripped" over them somewhere? Maybe go to E-Bay and search under 1968
                Road Runner Parts? I think.
                 
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