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Old 07-27-2019, 05:43 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.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-27-2019, 07:22 PM
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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

happy hunting

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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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***Update***

I finally had time to finish the panels.

New cardboard backer panel from National Chevy
Reproduction arm rests from National Chevy
The lower trim is a reproduction of 50 Chevy 2 door outside door trim.

I used pallet moisture barrier for just that, moisture barrier.
Ended up using a different style clip for the panels.
Wrapped the upper moldings with vinyl and cleaned up the stainless trim.

I see some things I would have done differently but all in all they will work just fine. Let me know where I can improve, I can't learn without teachers.

Now off to kick panels and rear side panels.
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Very nice, also a clean appearance

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Very nice. I think you have done well.

I have been watching some Utube videos myself, looking for ideas for mine.

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Very nice. I think you have done well.

I have been watching some Utube videos myself, looking for ideas for mine.

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I grabbed this shot of the seat and passenger side. Now I have to try and find my seat guy (he keeps moving his shop) so he can do the back seat.

The interior metal will be a combination of red and an off white. Off white is planned for the exterior as well.

Short story, all my past vehicles/Hot Rods have pretty much been trucks and black. This car is a departure from trucks so I figured I'd change the color as well.

Thanks again for all the compliments, and again, if you see something I could do better, please let me know, that's how we learn!
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