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Old 02-01-2020, 04:06 PM   #1
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Default Twist clips?

Anyone know where to get these or if not what is used in place of them? These hold the kick panel on.
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Old 02-02-2020, 02:26 AM   #2
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They are also used to hold the headliner retainer strips onto the inside roof channel. I have never seen them offered by any of the repro parts suppliers.
I have noticed that when those clips break (they are mostly made out of lead and aluminum and break very easily), some people have been drilling holes and attaching the retainer strips with sheet-metal screws. They get covered up anyway.
Back in the '70's, I cobbed a bunch of those little clips from a '55 in a junkyard and they later came in pretty handy when I went to replace my headliner.
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Old 02-02-2020, 11:19 AM   #3
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Yeah hard to find. May well be drilling small holes and using sheet metal screws. Everything these days is plastic push pins.
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Thats what I did to put the kick panels back in place.Drilled new holes and use philips sheet metal screws to hold them in place.
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YEP - I tried to source these for my 55 as well and I had to contact a two different guys who had parts cars and were willing to sell me about a dozen or so. They are prone to break of course. If you have the special 55 Fairlane trim stainless on the lower edge of the garnish moldings...good luck, these are even harder to locate!
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