Need a source for some bent spring wire trim clips
56D500boy
Posted 2022-10-05 3:52 PM (#624715)
Subject: Need a source for some bent spring wire trim clips



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The wire ones below. I have bigger ones and smaller ones that I bought years ago. Now I need some medium-sized ones but I can't find a source. I checked the Auveco catalog but no luck (maybe I missed them??)

Anybody?



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56D500boy
Posted 2022-10-05 5:01 PM (#624716 - in reply to #624715)
Subject: RE: Need a source for some bent spring wire trim clips



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Maybe this 2272? No sizes/dimensions mentioned

https://www.auveco.com/frnt-fndr-door-quarter-pnl-mldng-fastener-227...



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60 dart
Posted 2022-10-05 6:14 PM (#624717 - in reply to #624715)
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@ 1" x 1" auveco 2272 --------------------------- later
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56D500boy
Posted 2022-10-05 7:03 PM (#624718 - in reply to #624717)
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@ 1" x 1" auveco 2272 --------------------------- later


Thanks Chuck. Now to find some (less than a box of 100)

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56D500boy
Posted 2022-10-06 4:24 PM (#624728 - in reply to #624718)
Subject: Re: Need a source for some bent spring wire trim clips



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@ 1" x 1" auveco 2272 --------------------------- later

Thanks Chuck. Now to find some (less than a box of 100)



Found a local shop with bulk 2272s and tried one in my lower C-pillar trim.

Too small.

Dayum.

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60 dart
Posted 2022-10-06 5:28 PM (#624729 - in reply to #624715)
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what does the inside of your trim measure?? -----------------------------------------later
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56D500boy
Posted 2022-10-06 9:43 PM (#624735 - in reply to #624729)
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60 dart - 2022-10-06 2:28 PM
what does the inside of your trim measure??


It seems to be 1.5". The clip that was in there (passenger side - I've now opened that can of worms) is about 1 3/8" and it is too small (falls out of the trim).





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Posted 2022-10-07 5:18 PM (#624755 - in reply to #624715)
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how many do you need? i might have some nos that size------------------------------------later
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local2Ed
Posted 2022-10-07 5:53 PM (#624757 - in reply to #624755)
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P7BBXVF/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?psc=1&pd_r...

I've used plastic button retainers when needed for trim.
Match the hole size, trim the diameter flat top and bottom to fit can't tell the difference when installed.
On the convex button heads I've sanded down the convex part to slide down the trim part.



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56D500boy
Posted 2022-10-25 1:28 PM (#625129 - in reply to #624757)
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I've used plastic button retainers when needed for trim.
Match the hole size, trim the diameter flat top and bottom to fit can't tell the difference when installed.
On the convex button heads I've sanded down the convex part to slide down the trim part.


Bought some Auveco 15456 GM Hood Insulation retainers to try. 1 21/32"head diameter. Will require some minor trimming to fit the grooves of the lower C-pillar trim.

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local2Ed
Posted 2022-10-25 4:49 PM (#625138 - in reply to #625129)
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I would buy them large enough so when you trim them to fit your not just holding them on by just the radius but by a straight portion top and bottom.
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56D500boy
Posted 2022-10-25 6:35 PM (#625142 - in reply to #625138)
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local2Ed - 2022-10-25 1:49 PM
I would buy them large enough so when you trim them to fit your not just holding them on by just the radius but by a straight portion top and bottom.


Agree. 1 21/32 = 1.656 and the groove is about 1.5" max so my game plan is to figure out what needs to be straight cut off two edges that will

a) allow the thing to fit into the stainless grooves and
b) "center" the trim piece properly.

Probably means the first attempt will be wrong but the second attempt (after rotating the retainer 90 degs) will be closer.

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