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Old 05-01-2013, 02:26 PM
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LOLOLOL, no really BB, LOLOLOL, but you're wrong, they were held on with rivets.

I love it, that brought me back in time. My sister had a detail shop doing work for a number of large dealerships, had an assembly line sort of set up. I worked in the body shop she had looking over at these guys and gals installing thousands of feet of that moulding on brand new cars. When I think of all the holes drilled in those cars with no paint or anything to protect the metal, that moulding riveted on, oh yeah that was a great idea.

We had a hot water heater that was crankedup pretty high and they would fill a 5 gallon bucket with HOT water to drop the incerts in. You could just about toss them in from across the room they were so plyable. And you would cut them way long, an inch or more and stuff them in so when they shrank they would still fill the aluminum.

It's your floor and thanks so much for the chuckle.

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These are original that came on the car ,Brian you were correct at least for mine they have a small rivet at each end and an adhesive backing I guess the adhesive is going to seal the hole for the rivet LOL,i wish I knew about the hot water when I took these off to paint it 34 years ago.
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They weren't original on any car, they are just as we have described aftermarket accessories added by a shop like my sister had. There were many different manufacturers too which really made a PIA when replacing them. I had a pile of different tips and lengths of the aluminum for replacements. There were also a thicker inch or so one too.

My sister had every color you can imagine on big spools up on the wall and you got pretty good at cutting the right length after a few months of installing them.

But no auto-manufacture that I know of ever put them on the cars in the factory. Those mouldings on your Camaro are not factory, there were no mouldings on any of them from the factory, those are "dealer installed" exactly the same as on that Datsun.

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LOLOLOL, no really BB, LOLOLOL, but you're wrong, they were held on with rivets.

I love it, that brought me back in time. My sister had a detail shop doing work for a number of large dealerships, had an assembly line sort of set up. I worked in the body shop she had looking over at these guys and gals installing thousands of feet of that moulding on brand new cars. When I think of all the holes drilled in those cars with no paint or anything to protect the metal, that moulding riveted on, oh yeah that was a great idea.

We had a hot water heater that was crankedup pretty high and they would fill a 5 gallon bucket with HOT water to drop the incerts in. You could just about toss them in from across the room they were so plyable. And you would cut them way long, an inch or more and stuff them in so when they shrank they would still fill the aluminum.

It's your floor and thanks so much for the chuckle.

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Nope, Eddie used stainless steel screws. I watched him for years. I think I still have a hand full of them somewhere.

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They weren't original on any car, they are just as we have described aftermarket accessories added by a shop like my sister had. There were many different manufacturers too which really made a PIA when replacing them. I had a pile of different tips and lengths of the aluminum for replacements. There were also a thicker inch or so one too.

My sister had every color you can imagine on big spools up on the wall and you got pretty good at cutting the right length after a few months of installing them.

But no auto-manufacture that I know of ever put them on the cars in the factory. Those mouldings on your Camaro are not factory, there were no mouldings on any of them from the factory, those are "dealer installed" exactly the same as on that Datsun.

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These were on the car when delivered to the dealer ,not installed by the dealer I also have a 78 Cutlass I also bought it new ,I waited for it to be unloaded off the truck I ordered the car new it has side molding from the factory ,it is listed in window sticker as Color keyed body side moldings.
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This one is gonna be interesting.

The damage to this car was not caused by any form of animal jumping, stomping or physically touching it. The car was not rolled nor was it in any form of accident. Nothing fell on it. Nothing landed on it.

How was it damaged?
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They weren't original on any car, they are just as we have described aftermarket accessories added by a shop like my sister had. There were many different manufacturers too which really made a PIA when replacing them. I had a pile of different tips and lengths of the aluminum for replacements. There were also a thicker inch or so one too.

My sister had every color you can imagine on big spools up on the wall and you got pretty good at cutting the right length after a few months of installing them.

But no auto-manufacture that I know of ever put them on the cars in the factory. Those mouldings on your Camaro are not factory, there were no mouldings on any of them from the factory, those are "dealer installed" exactly the same as on that Datsun.

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I guess Georgia has different options to California.
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Atomic bomb test in the desert
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A what?

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I didn't know, you should have asked it in a trivia question.

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The only reason I knew I bought both of these New ,,also still have both.
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Kinda like Roadrunner and coyote ,a bomb ,Acme , no serious if a expolsion accors close to a sealed object it will suck all the air out could cause collapse .I know that is NOT what happened here.
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The reason that most of the body side moulding were aftermarket was because they were cheaper. Not the quality but the actual out of pocket expense to the dealer.The dealership I worked for had me installing aftermarket Motorola radios rather than buying factory Delcos. Anything to save a buck.

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The reason that most of the body side moulding were aftermarket was because they were cheaper. Not the quality but the actual out of pocket expense to the dealer.The dealership I worked for had me installing aftermarket Motorola radios rather than buying factory Delcos. Anything to save a buck.

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I thought all 77 Camaros came with the side molding ,But they Did Not,only133,738 came factory with it out of the 211,883 produced ,I had to look it up, Mine has an AM radio with an 8 track delco How bad can it get LOL
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This one is gonna be interesting.

The damage to this car was not caused by any form of animal jumping, stomping or physically touching it. The car was not rolled nor was it in any form of accident. Nothing fell on it. Nothing landed on it.

How was it damaged?
Too much FREAKIN' snow........
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