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ROCKER MOLDING FASTENERS

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Been looking at various Rocker Molding Clips and have (3) possibilities.  As you can see in pic, 2 separate styles shown.  I have fit both and appear either will do but the front spring on the 2 spring clip likely will have to be trimmed off or compressed closer to clip at minimum for it to work properly.  Any ideas?  The 2 spring style came with the NOS Rocker Panels I bought several years back and were opened packages of clips when I started looking for replacements.  I would prefer to not use any that were with the NOS Rockers

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The pad where screw would fasten to rear of Rocker, does this pad belong there?  I think someone modified this location & slathered with Silicone to keep it up against Body.  There was no screw for Rocker on this side.  I did not remove Rocker from Passenger side as I did not want to risk loosing Clip(s) when removed.  Looked thru Assembly Manual but short on the info I was searching for.

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These were the Clips that were originally installed when I removed Rocker Molding from Drivers side.  Were these original?

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This is the 2 separate Clip Styles and the Tool I will try to remove those Rocker Clips still attached to car.

 Any advise appreciated.  Maybe the Part Numbers might help determining use.  I know there are some purchased from Aveco I believe, P/N 8400 (that look like the ones still attached and leads me to believe they are not the original Clips.  This has me confused on what originally was there.

Anyway, any info to enlighten me would be GREAT.

Doug

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The clip you have at the rear of the trim is not correct. There should be a square hole in the metal to receive a plastic spacer that the screw goes into.  The original clips were metal with one spring. The plastic clips are definitely not original, but they are probably the best to use. The metal clips are almost impossible to use, without denting the trim from the inside out, unless the originals fit better than the reproductions. I used the Auveco plastic clips on mine. I had to sand them down a little thinner, because they were too thick, but they worked well. 

Dan

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Hey Dan, thanks for the info.  I did finally order the Aveco Clips and will follow your advise when installing.  As far as the Rocker Molding (missing) metal clip, now that I know what I am looking at, I can devise something for that fastener.

Again, thanx...................

Doug

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Dan's got the answer..... the metal clips that come with the molding are impossible to use and will make a mess of your new trim. I also used the plastic clips on mine...work great!

Steve

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