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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-22-2005, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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My car is missing the rocker panel molding. I have order new ones with clips. Does anyone have any tips or tricks for installing these. I have heard that they dent easily, and do not want to screw them up.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-22-2005, 02:51 PM
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I have had the rocker mouldings on and off my 68 a couple of times. As you probably know there is a small machine screw with nut that holds them in the front and rear. Between the front and rear there are brackets (clips) rivetted to the rockers. Mine just hooked over the bottom of the bracket and snapped into place with minimal pressure. There is enough flex in the molding to get it on without damaging it.

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Are the clips on your car now? If so, and if they are in good condition, then put the bolt on the front end of the molding in the hole in the fender and loosely tighten it. Then carefully place the molding on the upper lip of each clip and snap it down over the lower lip. Sometimes it goes on very easily, and other times..... I usually just use the heel of my hand to encourage the difficult ones. Also, I sometimes find it easier to skip every other one to get it in place and then go back to the skipped ones.

Once you have the molding in place securely on all the clips, go back and tighten the nut on the front bolt.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-22-2005, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info.

No there are no clips on the car right now. I think all of the holes are there.

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