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Old 07-26-2005, 12:43 PM
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How to you replace those little window molding studs?

Is there a good replacement for the trim studs around the window openings on 60s GM cars (and othersI am sure).

The car in question is a 67 Camaro and when you requarter one, the new quarters do not come with the little pins that the molding clips attach to.

What is the best solution? I doubt there is anything that looks correct, so will have to settle for whats best. Which GM had added these pins as the rest of mine are perfect.

Rich

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Old 07-26-2005, 01:27 PM
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Useing a Spitznagle or Stud Welder can attach new little pins that come in thier kit however these can be tough to get to line up just right. Most often a half size sheet metal screw
is next best followed by a rivit as third best
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Milo,

Are you talking about a replacement pin that you install using the same type of stud welder you use for pins to pull panels, etc?

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Yes, here is a pic of the different head that holds the stud magneticly till you hit the trigger to weld it that is used as well as a few little clip studs.. as original..
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.Have a look here.. http://www.prospot.com/pr6/single-sided.html
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weld on studs not needed

GM has a fix for your problem that not to many people know about. They have a screw- in repair stud for body molding and window and backlights that is a shouldered sheet metal Screw. Screwed in, it looks just like the weld on stud. The threaded portion had a sealer applied, so that it self seals. The best procedure is to pre drill with a 3/32 drill. On long moldings, it helps to run a line of masting tape over the position you want the molding to be. When its straight, just drill in the center of the tape at 8 or 9 inch intervals. renove the tape, screw in the studs, and your home.
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Hmmm.

I will be trying that out !

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I know this is an old thread, but does anyone know where I could bet some of those replacement studs? Would a sheelmetal screw work? Any other ideas? Thanks.
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I know this is an old thread, but does anyone know where I could bet some of those replacement studs? Would a sheelmetal screw work? Any other ideas? Thanks.
Me too!If anyone has a line on the screw in studs let me know!Thanks in advance!

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I would try your friendly GM dealer first. On the down side, you may have to purchase a box of 100.
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I did a LOT of those windows once apon a time, had a glass shop across the street and probably had one in the shop nearly every day for years. I found that the screw on clip was the best way to solve the problem. The stud is one of the reasons the windows rusted. The head of the stud shielded the base from getting paint, at least that was my findings after doing MANY of these cars.

These screw in studs sorta worked, but I found them to not be strong enough for the clip. And the clip still had to be pressed on which would scratch the paint under it, and rust was ready to rock and roll all over again.



There is the one I used a lot.


They didn't look exactly like this actually, but you get the idea. The 64-65 and as I remember up to 67 GM A bodies used these on the side windshield posts. But they work all the way around.

It's held in with a sheetmetal screw. You trial fit everything then remove the clips. Paint your channels and re-install the clip with a dab of urethane on the hole before you put the clip and screw in.

I had great success with this method.

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All I had to do is go out to my garage and take photos of them.

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Thanks, MARTINSR. Do you just buy those screw on clips from a glass shop?
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That is where I got mine but the first photos I posted were off the net at supply places. But honestly, there are so many different heighths I would not count on getting a set that works right off the bat. I would get samples, just get one of a few different ones and test them.

Here is a "Basics of Basics" of mine on setting windows and fitting mouldings.Click here

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Thanks for that great info!
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