Rear window reveal clips - 72 Fury

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  1. Analog Kid

    Analog Kid Member FCBO Gold Member

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    As typical with a Fuselage my rear window reveal clips have rotted away so I can't really tell what kind they are. Tried looking in the FSM body manual but I could not find any information on them so....I bought what I believed to be the right clips

    (NOS Chrysler Dodge Front Windshield Rear Window Reveal Trim Molding Clips 10ps I | eBay)

    but when I went to remove the screws I realized that they are not really screws. They look like some sort of nail or pin that the clips secures to. (see pic)

    Question - do I need the kind that does not have a screw? Like these?

    1971-1973 Plymouth Parts | ME533 | 1971-73 Mopar E-Body 20 Piece Rear Window Molding Clip Set | Classic Industries

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    Davea Lux Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    The clips that were factory installed had a pin in the center of them. The replacement clips have a self sealing screw as when the cars aged most of the pins rusted off. If the clips fit the trim, you have the correct replacement item. You will need to drill a small hole for the self sealing screw and this can get tricky because the channel and surrounding metal often started to rust from the inside out and became very thin.

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    OK...I'm trying to avoid drilling here - because it basically means I have to remove the rest of the trim. Since I can lift it up just enough to get into the channel I am hoping I can get a new clip to slide onto the studs. I found these clips online that I believe should fit. Under $7 for a box of 50....figured I could at least try them.

    Window Reveal Moulding Clip - Chrysler

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    Just having a problem getting them to slide on the studs. It must take a lot of force and I can't get a good angle with the pliers. Now my fingers are sore so I'm giving up for today. Will try again later this week.
     
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    1970cat Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    they do take quite a bit of force. they need to spread a little and spring back around the pin. i've always put a blanket over the window and used a screwdriver with a hammer to tap the flat above the opening for the pin.
     
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    To my surprise I was actually able to get one in. So I tried some more and got them all in but one. I thought I had it seated but it popped out when I tried pushing the trim back in.

    My hands are pretty beat - got a nice palm blister and a few cuts so I had to call it a night. At least I’m making progress though.
     
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    Done.