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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 01, 01:53 AM Thread Starter
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the windshield molding on my 67 is very loose fitting(lost top piece).
I replaced the top molding and the cilps,but it is so loose you can pop it off weith one finger!

the clips don't seem to have an edge to grip the molding .is there different types of clips for different years.I bought the molding and clips from the same camaro supplier(classic muscle).

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 01, 04:40 AM
 
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I had the same problem with my 69 Convertible. The molding strip at the top of the wind shield blew off one day while driving. When I replaced it the new strip snapped on to the clips but just did not feel strong enough.
I put a bead of silicone behind it and have not had any problems.
At over $100 I did not want to lose this piece again.
Maybe someone else out there has a better way to keep it down.

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 01, 12:57 PM
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Several companies are selling clips that don't work. I bought a set and didn't figure it out until after the W/S was installed and I got urethane sealer all over them. Classic Industries sells the corect clips. The incorrect ones I bought were green colored and the CI ones that worked were red.

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 01, 03:27 PM
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Gheatly is correct, I too had this problem (lost my top piece at 70 mph...thought I threw a belt- lost some paint too ).

The clips holding all my trim on the windshield were stainless and had a rounded edge. I could easily pop the trim off with my fingers. My best guess is these are cheap generic clips with an incorrect design for holding Camaro/ Chevy trim.

I bought the red primer ones also, but from Rick's. They fit properly and hold the trim very firmly. They also fit very differently (slide on horizontally) than the incorrect ones (slip on vertically).

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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 01, 03:32 PM
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Are you guys serious about the green clips?!! I've had a h*ll of a time trying to get my moulding to stay on. Im gonna look into this a little further.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 01, 07:42 PM
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I also experienced this problem and rectified it with the red clips. However I purchased mine from an automotive paint supplier store at fraction of the "leading suppliers" price. Good luck
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 19th, 01, 02:05 AM Thread Starter
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thanks! for the info guy's !!!

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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 01, 03:08 PM
 
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i just had this problem last night. the "rear" type molding clips are pretty worthless. the "front" type are either painted or powdercoated red, and they work well. I'd recommend buying two sets of front clips if originality isn't a concern. even if it is, I don't kow who would pull windshield molding to check something like that. I also scratched my paint (grr) when I tried using the back clips.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 01, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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yeah! chipped mine to on the frt roof line
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 01, 04:40 PM
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Chipped mine too.
So theres different clips for front AND back?
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 01, 10:36 AM
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Whitey,Yes there are different clips for front and rear.Second gen camaros use four different clips.Some good auto parts stores sell them all,found one here in michigan that stocks them.They also sell a neat rivet kit that replaces the small pins that hold the clips in place,instead of using screws.

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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 01, 11:35 AM
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69 Coupe clips are ALL the same...except front lower molding.
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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 01, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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classic Ind. sent me the green ones,that all they have.
call rick's now!

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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 01, 08:27 AM
 
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call NPD, they sold me the good ones. ask for the front clips for a 67, they work!
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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 01, 04:08 PM
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I've got the rear trim off now so I'll try giving Rick's a call. I had to tweak green clips to get the trim on in the first place - a real PTA!
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