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Body assembly clips
« on: November 23, 2020, 03:06:28 PM »
Does anyone offer a kit that would work for my 1971 Pinto Iíve started back to the assembly after a 2 yr halt and now am back at it..stuff like those little plastic clips needed to screw the fender extensions on and Iím sure Iíll be running into more little things that got lost or miss placed so kind of hoping for a kit

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Re: Body assembly clips
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2020, 08:07:35 AM »
I looked at jobbers in NAPA & Bumpers and they do not seem to make the right sized ones. I needed the ones for the grill & ended up using small bolts/nuts.

Maybe a body shop ?

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Re: Body assembly clips
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2020, 03:44:59 PM »
About fifteen years ago I was involved in professional show-quality repaint on an antique Lincoln Continental I owned and the body shop managed to match up existing clips with the obsolete clips they had taken off the car.  They found a Chrysler clip that was a perfect match for my Lincoln's and readily available whereas no one listed clips for the Lincoln at all.  A body shop is an excellent source for that kind of help, particularly if there's one you're already acquainted with.

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Re: Body assembly clips
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2020, 05:21:30 PM »
I looked at jobbers in NAPA & Bumpers and they do not seem to make the right sized ones. I needed the ones for the grill & ended up using small bolts/nuts.

Maybe a body shop ?

Yep  might end up doing the same thing  assembly is a pain when itís not fresh in your mind anymore 

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Re: Body assembly clips
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2020, 05:23:32 PM »
About fifteen years ago I was involved in professional show-quality repaint on an antique Lincoln Continental I owned and the body shop managed to match up existing clips with the obsolete clips they had taken off the car.  They found a Chrysler clip that was a perfect match for my Lincoln's and readily available whereas no one listed clips for the Lincoln at all.  A body shop is an excellent source for that kind of help, particularly if there's one you're already acquainted with.

Dwayne :)

Yep st the very least they should be able to know where to get the parts. Thanks.