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Old 07-27-2019, 04:43 PM
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What are these called?

The car is a 50 Chevrolet 2 door hard top. These clips are in the door and hold "nails" to mount the door panel. I'm missing a few and have no idea what to search for. Or, is there a better way to mount the door panels using the existing holes if the clips were all removed? The door panel base will be a stock replacement backing.

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Interior clips

Those look like a type of metal retainer clip. Take one out, and go to a body shop, or auto supply and ask. Believe it or not, Auto Zone stocks pieces such as that.
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Those look like a type of metal retainer clip. Take one out, and go to a body shop, or auto supply and ask. Believe it or not, Auto Zone stocks pieces such as that.
Thanks, I'll check that out.
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Generally nobody replaces the door panels with nails. It is much easier to pick up some standard door panel clips, drill holes for them in the door, and go that route.

you should be able to find all sorts of examples on a search of the net. Here is one of many.

https://www.trifive.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76948

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Might find something to work here;

https://www.perfectfit.com/15290/Tri...Fasteners.html

https://www.thefastenerwarehouse.com/home.html

https://www.fastener-warehouse.com/Default.asp

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I took the advice you guys gave and went to work. I now understand why the factory used nails every couple inches, lots of curves in the door. Anyway, I rounded up some panel clips and carefully marked where I thought they should be. I'll be adding a few more, I needed a general idea where to get started. The bottom of the panel is held in place with a factory style metal strip that slips over a matching piece on the door. A hand punch I bought from Eastwood years ago was perfect for the clip holes.

PLEASE offer any comments on anything you see that I need to improve on. The panels will be getting closed cell foam (I think that's what it's called) and vinyl with another vinyl covered panel that will run across the speaker area. Stainless steel mesh will be the speaker grill.
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It looks like you have a good start. Good luck with them.

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