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Old 01-17-2019, 10:33 PM   #1
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Default How to fix damaged threads

Hi fellow A'ers!

Could someone please give me some advise as to the best way to repair flogged out trim holes. As per the attached pic, my roadster pick up has the board trim panels held on by self tapper type screws and I am finding that after 90yrs of various heavy handed owners half the holes are flogged out. What should i do?
Thanks in advance.. Steve
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:49 PM   #2
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Hi Steve, I cannot see a way to cover the hole that will be left behind without putting on new door panels.
However you should be able to make what you have look much more “presentable “. If you google automotive interior spring clips you will find a nice selection of fasteners available. I’m thinking if it were me I would try one of the plastic ones with the ribbed barb on it and the flat head. You can most likely find it in black if not a little paint should help.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:53 PM   #3
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Attached is a picture of what I was thinking...
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:57 PM   #4
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take a cotter pin and slide it like a paper clip into the hole, the head of the cotter pin will reduce the hole so the screw gets a grip, if the holes are in wood use toothpicks and glue
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I have used "Mr. Grip" on occasion. 'repairs stripped holes in wood and metal. https://www.amazon.com/Woodmate-2498...ole+repair+kit

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Old 01-18-2019, 12:04 PM   #6
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See post #4 in the link, may be the parts you are missing.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=257745
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Old 01-18-2019, 03:18 PM   #7
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See post #4 in the link, may be the parts you are missing.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=257745
Thank you guys.. i didn't even know i was missing those parts. I will get a set underway
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Old 01-18-2019, 03:58 PM   #8
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Hey NZ28ModelA, I hope that I never get "flogged out"!
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:15 PM   #9
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Hey NZ28ModelA, I hope that I never get "flogged out"!
Yeah, yeah.. i wasn't sure what the right terminology was!!
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:27 PM   #10
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Flogged.

I thought that was some type of New Zealand techie type talk. I was impressed that I learned something new.
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Old 01-18-2019, 06:46 PM   #11
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How about using a flat "spring nut" behind the stripped out hole. The spring nut would first have to be "stuck" to the back side of the sheet metal with perhaps a dab of epoxie/ bondo. I checked Mc Master -Carr and they have them but I can't figure how to show a pix here.

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I've used a body hammer and dolly, tightens them holes right up, if you can get your hand and dolly back there
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:14 PM   #13
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Here is a picture of the original parts Neil Wilson posted.


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Old 01-20-2019, 04:44 AM   #14
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Thank you guys for all your ideas.. I am surprised there are not more damaged interior trim fittings out there considering these are 90 year old cars we are working on!
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Flogged, in my vernacular, means selling poor quality or unusable items, usually for a lot more than they're worth.
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Flogged out - Worn out through much use or abuse
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