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Old 10-09-2006, 06:47 PM
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Trim Clip Removal?

Hello everyone,
This is my first post, and I just wanted to say THANKS for all of your thoughts,opinions,and great articles they have been very helpful in my car buildup (71 Monte Carlo, and a 1966 Dodge Dart Convertable) thus far.Here are the questions I have:

#1. Im in the process of strippin the monte and I removed the bottom trim mouldings b/c I plan to mig weld the holes and smooth them out. I just got all the trim out, and all that is left is plastic clips(square shaped) and various metal ones. What is the correct way of removing the plastic clips? Metal clips?

#2. How do you remove the backseat on a Dodge Dart?

Any help will be appreciated, Thanks in advance
Robin

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Old 10-09-2006, 07:37 PM
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The way I usually deal with those lil plastic clips is to break them into pieces and then curse them! Then I rig up a better way to put things back together.
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1) there is not a metal stud that the plastic clip slides on to attach. Normally a small metal stud attatches to the body of the car and the clip has an slot that slides onto the metal stud, with one end of the slot longer to get it started. To remove you just slide the clip till it gets to the bigger rounded area and can be removed from the stud. Hard to explain. Sometimes there will be nuts holding clips on to, like inside of door jambs or where there will be access. We are talking the rocker panel trim here?
2) not sure on the dart back seat setup, but you normally remove the lower seat first, sometimes it hooks and you have to press against the seat and get it unhooked. Or there may be bolts holding it in on the bottom down near the floor. Kinda lift up on the seat and shine a flashlight down there and inspect. Once you get the bottom of the seat free it will slide out from under the top section. Then you will better see how them are attached, likely bolted in. This is how most seats I've seen are. Again hard to explain. If you can locate a diagram for that car it would help determine how the seats are attached. Maybe you will find a build sheet under there. I found one when I was a teenager and removed my 74 chevelle seats.
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