74 rear window clips

Exterior, Paint & Bodywork

  1. oldcigarette

    oldcigarette New Member

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    Hey folks,

    I'm attempting to reattach the rear window trim on my 74 monaco. I bought some new clips from Auveco that supposedly are for 74 and up. Unfortunately these new clips seem absurdly tight - they have an extreme profile where the stud 'latches' on which seem absent in the old clips.

    I attached some photos showing what the old clip looks like. You can see I tried to flatten one of the new clips with a punch but even then the clip is still very tight. I measured the channel on the old ones are about 15 thou wider to get around the bend. The new clips just exactly fit the stud and to get around the bend seem about 10 thou shy which is just a no go.

    Does anybody know where I can get the proper clips? I'd rather not reuse the old crusty ones but I'm sure if I keep fighting with these ones I'll wreck the paint or worse.

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    Last edited: Sep 13, 2020