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Username Post: 1958 Windshield molding        (Topic#357195)
Bruza 
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Loc: Gisborne
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07-11-19 05:58 PM - Post#2770495    

I have a 58 Delray 2dr sedan. It has windshield moldings and I am about to have the screen installed (it is a project car). The lower corner moldings attach with a clip that bolts through the A-pillar and I suppose, is secured with a speednut. My moldings do not have the clip and I can't seem to find any company selling them (or to tell me what they look like). Can I buy them new - and where? Can I modify the clip for the 57? (the 57 molding is more right-angled than the 58). There are only 3 club members in NZ and none of them have had their screens out and can't help me at all. All help greatly appreciated. You can email me at rosebush40@gmail.com if you like. Thanks, Bruza.



 


62BillT 
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62BillT
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07-12-19 08:28 AM - Post#2770524    
    In response to Bruza

When I took mine out, the Speednuts were gone and the Clips were pretty rusted. Although one was better than the other but I believe I sent it along with the Moldings that I sold. I'm pretty sure you will not find any new ones, other than NOS which would be rare as hens teeth. I would say the only options you really have would be to find a used set in an extremely dry climate or possibly be lucky enough to find someone that has a used set in storage. If neither works, you may have to make a set. Also, not real sure about the '57 Clips, but it may be worth a try.

Bill

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-National Impala Association
-Vintage Chevrolet Club of America


 
Bruza 
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10-01-19 07:26 PM - Post#2776887    
    In response to 62BillT

Thanks Bill. Kevin Kreig of the impala Association sent me pics of them and by clever enlarging of the photo I was able to make a template and them hammer out some from 1.5mm aluminum sheet and fit a countersunk bolt through them. However, I will pull them apart and fit a much longer bolt, one that runs right to the opening of the inside A-pillar so that I can get the speednut on to it. Trying to do this with a socket wrench - blind- is impossible as the bolt wiggles in its slot. Anyone needs a word doc with photos of the process can email me rosebush40@gmail.com



Edited by Bruza on 10-02-19 07:20 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
ragtp66 
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10-01-19 09:17 PM - Post#2776894    
    In response to Bruza

pg 41 of the catalog or page 51 of the .pdf
https://issuu.com/truckandcarshop/docs/ cs_58-72_we...

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Bruza 
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10-02-19 07:27 PM - Post#2776947    
    In response to ragtp66

Thanks for that, had a look and no windshield corner molding or the special 'handed' (left or right) clip for it. I had even contacted some company that specialized in restoring 58s and they didn't have the part! Thankfully though the hard part of finding out whta it looks like and making them up has been done, just have to modify the bolt length next ready to fit them when the windshield gets taken out and fitted properly...that's a long story!



 


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