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chrisrintz Gold Member Christopher Rintz
Winnetka, IL, USA   USA
I have successfully installed al but one ofl the body trim pieces using new clips. I really love this part of the job because everything feels like progress! Installing the final piece on the boot lid, and I can't seem to find a diagram that indicates which clips are appropriate for attaching this piece. I have bought into the argument that using adhesive increases the potential for damage if I ever need to remove, so I would prefer to use the clips if that is the correct method. I have a stash of all 3 different clips, so any advice is appreciated.

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
627362, but I never had any success with them and beat up my new paint, and the trim still isn't on there.



'S all for now
Vic

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Falkon Al Martin
Appleton, WI, USA   USA
My '73 came from the factory w/ a few clips, but also some sticky black goo.

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chrisrintz Gold Member Christopher Rintz
Winnetka, IL, USA   USA
In reply to # 1602271 by Falkon My '73 came from the factory w/ a few clips, but also some sticky black goo.

Hmmm...when it came to cleaning up the strip for reinstallation, I did notice that there was some sort of caulk-like material in the grooves. I just figured it was the PO, and didn't give it a second thought until I started looking at the usual reference sources, and no clips are depicted.

vic - when i di the bottom strip those clips just slid on for me...the buggers for me were the tiny ones that hold one the fender strips.

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trrdster Wayne Tate
Spencer, NC, USA   USA
1949 Triumph 2000 Roadster
1970 Triumph TR6
1978 Triumph GT6 "Scooter"
1978 Triumph Spitfire "Scooter"    & more
Christopher the ones for the longer strips are the wider ones, right around a 1 inch with the spacing in the middle. Install in the cover first.
A light tap with a rubber hammer should get it in place.
Sounds like you have the rest figured out.



Wayne
1970 TR6
2000 Jaguar XK8
1949 Triumph Roadster 2000
1978 Spitfire (rust victim)
1971 GT6 (tarp covered for 12 years, rusted inside out)
1980 Spitfire (getting all the good GT6 parts, all poly suspension and Spax shocks)

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Mark Jones Avatar
Close to Sarnia, ON, Canada   CAN
Its retaining clip GHF1154

https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GHF1154





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Falkon Al Martin
Appleton, WI, USA   USA
In reply to # 1602290 by Mark Jones Its retaining clip GHF1154

https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GHF1154


Yes, that looks like what was in there.

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
Chris, you circled the one for the boot lid, that's the only one I couldn't get to stay on. The wing trim uses smaller ones.



'S all for now
Vic

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TheZster Steven Z
SAINT LOUIS, MO, USA   USA
1978 Triumph 1500 "BLK-BRY"
Technology changes from 40 years ago..... Yes - original type clips do make sense...… But adhesives (such a multitude of options)… often work better than OEM..... Just a thought....

Z

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Tonyfixit Tony M
Duncan, BC, Canada   CAN
The clips bite through the paint and primers and often cause rust under the trim strip.

For that reason 23-24 years ago I used 'Goop' adhesive to attatch that trim to the trunk lid.

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spitfire50 Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   USA
In reply to # 1602445 by Tonyfixit The clips bite through the paint and primers and often cause rust under the trim strip.

For that reason 23-24 years ago I used 'Goop' adhesive to attatch that trim to the trunk lid.

Tony,
Have you removed that trim since? With adhesives the test isn't whether you can make things stay on, it is whether they can be removed and re-installed. Some adhesives are the equivalent to welding the nut to the bolt to prevent loosening.
All the best,
Paul

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Tonyfixit Tony M
Duncan, BC, Canada   CAN
In reply to # 1602484 by spitfire50
In reply to # 1602445 by Tonyfixit The clips bite through the paint and primers and often cause rust under the trim strip.

For that reason 23-24 years ago I used 'Goop' adhesive to attatch that trim to the trunk lid.

Tony,
Have you removed that trim since? With adhesives the test isn't whether you can make things stay on, it is whether they can be removed and re-installed. Some adhesives are the equivalent to welding the nut to the bolt to prevent loosening.
All the best,
Paul

I have used the 'Goop' range of products (Shoe Goo, plumbers Goop, Automotive Goop ect.) in many applications. It is rather like silicone caulking, it has good adhesion yet will yield under steady mechanical pressure.

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