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1959 Cadillac molding trim clips

This should be as easy as going to ebay or a Cadillac parts website to find.

I had a 1959 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limo repainted and the painter broke off several molding clips. The tension wire clips for in between each end of the moldings are easy to find.

Then there are some kind of clips or fasteners on the rear quarter panels that attach each end of the long four plus feet piece of stainless to the body that frankly I'm not sure how to ask for.

These clips are different than the tension wire clips between each end of the stainless. These are square, roughly the size of a quarter and are screwed onto the body with a philips head sheet metal screw. It looks like each end of the stainless trim moldings are held onto the car with this fastener. The lip on the end of the molds may slide into this fastener or clip.

What are these molding trim clips? What are they called and who has them? I have tried taking them off the car to carry to an auto parts store but the screw has seized and I am still trying to get it off without rounding the screw head.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. It will be difficult or impossible for the trim to go onto the car until these clips are found.
Thank you for your time and any advice you can offer.

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Do you have a photo of it?

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Try Restoration Specialties, they have loads of NOS clips for many cars. They have an online catalog, if you don't see what you want, give them a call and ask for Jeff.
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Thank you.

Thank you to all who responded to my post. After looking through several pics and sorting through different clips, it seems someone may have modified a clip from another car to work with the trim.
This seems mostly likely from all I have seen.

Thanks again for all the help.
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trim clips

I have a metal "briefcase" of old style trim clips sometimes I have had to do a little grinding bending to get one to work. see if you can find an old time body shop that has been in business for several years.
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