Hey everyone, I am new here! I'm 17 and working on my pride and joy 1965 Mustang coupe.
I've recently removed my vinyl top with plans to possible eventually replace it with a new one, and I had a couple of questions concerning the molding and drip rails.
In terms of the molding that is right above the quarter panels on vinyl tops, where exactly can I get replacement retaining clips? When I removed the molding, the "clips" that I found are pieces of plastic screwed on to the sheet metal it appears, shown here:
I broke apart one of the plastic retainers and the screw stayed attached to the body, yet the screw is very brittle and I figure that I'll have a hard time removing them.
Anyone know where I can get retainers similar to the above? Are these even factory? Because a lot of the reproduction moldings have the "screws" attached directly on the stainless steel, but I want to reuse the ones I removed, which don't have the attached mounting points.
While I'm here, does anyone know what I can do to the little strips of metal inside of the drip rails to restore it? I have heard that these are not made anymore and people have a hard time tracking some down, but mine are pretty rusted out and I definitely need to do something with them:
I'd love to hear your experiences with each! Thanks!