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Old 09-30-2009, 10:02 AM
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It's about 4" long and made of very thin sheet metal.[/QUOTE]

Looks like the clips under the dash to locate the wiring harness.

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Old 09-30-2009, 01:12 PM
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Now this one intrests me. Is it a moulding clip?

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Old 09-30-2009, 01:48 PM
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No, Not a wiring harness retainer or a moulding clip.

Brian, you are on the right track; it is an exterior part related to trim, but it's not a fastener.
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Old 09-30-2009, 02:17 PM
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It's about 4" long and made of very thin sheet metal. 1952 GM car
I just wanted to have the photo on this page to look at.
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:05 PM
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Is it a retaining piece for the glass moldings? If I remeber right, some were held on by a rivet type of fastener.
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Nope. It's not a retainer of any sort.

It's actually not even on the body of the car.
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Notice how the part has a slight curve to it.

Here is a picture of the '52 Olds this part came off of.


The part in question was a good thing to have when driving this car on a gravel road (and no, it's not a brake adjuster plug).

Someone else here has to have seen these things before.
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For God's sake, this is driving me nuts. I think of lots of things but none make much sense.

"Gravel road"? Mud flaps? I just can't come up with anything.

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OK, this will probably give it away, but someone else needs to take the floor because I don't have another question to ask....

Here is a picture of the part in it's native environment.

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Old 10-01-2009, 12:20 AM
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I'm sitting here with a buddy of mine who owned a 52 Olds, we are both stumped.

I MUST KNOW! I WON'T BE ABLE TO SLEEP TONIGHT!



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I picture them on the lower corners of the door jamb (on the door) to make a better seal against the rubber. Just a thought.

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Well I don't want anyone to lose any sleep over this..

I'm not sure what GM calls it, but it's a wheel vent hole plug. On GM cars of this era with full wheel covers, these little plugs were installed in the slots around the wheels to keep dirt and gravel from coming through and getting trapped behind the wheel covers.




I had never seen these plugs before, but just noticed them the other day while doing a brake job on the mint unrestored '52 olds pictured in my previous post.

Brian, since you showed so much interest in this question, I yield the floor to you.
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I have to say that in all of the years that I worked on '50s and '60s cars(as a mere tad ), I never saw those clips. Makes me wonder if they were a regional thing. (I hope that wheel you show is junk - the lug holes appear to be wallowed out)

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Had a 52 Buick Riveara that had wire wheels, but had those in the spare. I knew I had seen them before but couldn't come up with where. Good question.
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Brian, since you showed so much interest in this question, I yield the floor to you.
LOL, my buddy said over and over, it looks like it's on a wheel. We just couldn't come up with it. I am not sure if I have ever seen those in my life. That is super interesting.

Here's my question, what is this and where is it mounted?

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