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Username Post: Question about 66 rocker molding installation        (Topic#349997)
Gilly 
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03-08-18 05:31 AM - Post#2726843    

I got new rocker moldings (the thin, spear-shaped ones) for my brothers 66 Impala Conv.
Didn't come with the clips. I do see clip kits online, but they seem to just include the snap-in ones for the middle holes. On each end there should be some sort of plug that screws go in to. Anyone come across this before and how did you get around it?



 
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tudor65 
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03-17-18 05:45 AM - Post#2727915    
    In response to Gilly

Gilly, I ran into the same problem on my 65.I ended up using some plastic anchors that snap in the hole in the rocker. At the time I was junking a 86 S/10. These anchors held in the trim around the headlight.Restoration specialties sells clips and plastic anchors.On the middle I used plastic retainers I bought from Hubbards.If you can find metal retainers for the middle they hold better.



 
Gilly 
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03-19-18 01:45 AM - Post#2728124    
    In response to tudor65

Thanks, yeah I think I know the ones you mean. Sort of like the plastic inserts GM used for years for license plate screws, but smaller. I'll see if I can find them. I already ordered the plastic ones for the middle. I know what you mean about metal holding better, I'd worry a little about scratching the paint in the holes and then starting to get rust.



 
fsc66 
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03-19-18 04:33 AM - Post#2728131    
    In response to Gilly

Fasteners: Check this company, I searched for molding fastener: https://www.fastenal.com/products;jsessionid=n +eEO...

Paul





 
Gilly 
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03-19-18 02:35 PM - Post#2728194    
    In response to fsc66

I thought about the reply from tudor65, the problem is the ones on the front of the fender are for square holes, the holes in the rocker panel for this trim are round. I think originally the outside part is squared off and that is what engages in to the inside of the rocker trim and that keeps the fastener from spinning when you tighten the screw. No one really goes the extra mile when it comes to making trim clips and fasteners.
My brother thought about maybe using rivnuts instead and then using oval head machine screws to attach the trim on the ends.



 
Gilly 
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03-19-18 02:43 PM - Post#2728195    
    In response to Gilly

The one for the grille is different, there is one that holds that thin aluminum extension on on either side (between low beam headlight and fender), as I thought that is for a small square hole not a round one.

Didn't see anything on Fastenal site, thanks though



 
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