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    I'm trying to put original side molding on a 75 Eldorado. There are spring loaded clips that run in a track with a bolt for mounting. There's only one left. Anyone know where I can get replacements or anybody done it another way? Also rear pass side bumper impact strip? Thanks

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    Re: Caddy molding

    I would try to find some at a yard. I wouldn't think anyone would re-make them. I don't know if any other cars used the same ones, but it's definitly possible with GM.

    What about the impact strip? Do you need one? No one makes repros, you'll have to get one from a donor car. It has studs and attaches to the rear bumper via nuts.

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    Yeah, I was afriad you'd say that about the strips. Sounds like I'm taking a trip to the yard for the clips though. They just seem like there so brittle though but theyre not supporting much. Thanks. Was it you that recommended taking out a a/c condenser fo more airflow?

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    Re: Caddy molding

    Quote Originally Posted by cady75
    Yeah, I was afriad you'd say that about the strips. Sounds like I'm taking a trip to the yard for the clips though. They just seem like there so brittle though but theyre not supporting much. Thanks. Was it you that recommended taking out a a/c condenser fo more airflow?
    Yeah. Sadly, not many repro parts are made for these cars.

    Nope, wasn't me.

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    Re: Caddy molding

    I believe you are talking about the thin stainless steel piece that's half way up the body panels? If so, you can make your own mounting hardware easily. Just use a screw and a washer. This combination will slide right in that channel. You can also use an oversized washer and grind it down to a perfect fit on a bench grinder. I suggest stainless steel washers, screws and nuts.

    I've done this several times with perfect results.

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    Re: Caddy molding

    Sounds like a good idea. When you say a screw do you mean a bolt. Also do you put anything to protect the hole in the panel so it doesn't rub up and rust on me? Do you just jam the washers in so they can't slide along the track or does the pressure just keep'em tight. You wouldn't believe how much people likde to mess with those cars around here. I need it real tight. Thanks

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    Re: Caddy molding

    1.) Screw or bolt, your choice. But the head has to fit in that channel. If I remember correctly, I used a 10-32 screw.

    2.) You want it loose enough so you can slide it in the channel.

    3.) To protect the panel, you can use something like permatex form-a-gasket. The original fasteners had a black gooey substance for this purpose (and to prevent water leakage). I sure you can think of something better.

    Do a little experimenting. It beats trying to find the original fasteners that are probably in rough shape.

    Good luck.

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