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rockne10
03-31-2007, 05:19 PM
Leonard posted that picture on the Forum a few months ago. I'm glad he was able to share it with all SDC members, most of whom are unable to access this site.

rockne10
03-31-2007, 05:19 PM
Leonard posted that picture on the Forum a few months ago. I'm glad he was able to share it with all SDC members, most of whom are unable to access this site.

Dick Steinkamp
03-31-2007, 05:20 PM
This might be common knowledge already, but I'll pass it on anyway.

I'm putting the stainless back on the GT Hawk. The normal fastners for the top of fender/top of door trim are those on the left in the photo below. The good news about them is that they are fast. You snap them into the trim rail, line them up on the holes in the body, and push on the trim piece. Done. The bad news is that there is no adjustment possible. the trim from the rear quarter may not line up with the trim on the door and that may not line up with the trim on the front fender.

I had a bunch of the fastners on the right in the photo below. I don't remember where I got them, but I think they are not Studebaker and are probably "generic". Looks like they fit a wide variety of stainless moldings.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/180/441284522_370563c8db.jpg

The bad news about using these is that you need U-Jointed wrists to put the washer and nut on some of them. The good news is the bolt can move in the slot so that you can perfectly align your trim.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/181/441284504_b54dd87a8d.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/174/441284492_6d7a78707e.jpg





http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Randy_G
03-31-2007, 05:26 PM
I recall having seen those fastners on a Che*y molding. Just a clue as to where to look for more of them.

Randy_G
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Randy_G
03-31-2007, 05:26 PM
I recall having seen those fastners on a Che*y molding. Just a clue as to where to look for more of them.

Randy_G
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lstude
03-31-2007, 05:27 PM
I think that perfectly aligned door and door trim will cost you some points for originality! :D

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
03-31-2007, 05:27 PM
I think that perfectly aligned door and door trim will cost you some points for originality! :D

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

ST2DE5
03-31-2007, 05:30 PM
I have some clips like those. I used them on a 55 Ford.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s197/wagon56/MoparMeet2.jpg
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ST2DE5
03-31-2007, 05:30 PM
I have some clips like those. I used them on a 55 Ford.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s197/wagon56/MoparMeet2.jpg
7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
As soon as you find a product you like they will stop making it.

Dick Steinkamp
03-31-2007, 05:39 PM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

I think that perfectly aligned door and door trim will cost you some points for originality! :D


Ain't it the truth ;)

BTW, Leonard...great inside cover photos in the April TW. Thanks for sharing them with all of us. I especially like the "train wreck". Cute girls on the fire truck. I wonder if any of us own one of those banged up C/K's? It is almost surreal to see so many of them on their noses in the train cars.

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
03-31-2007, 05:39 PM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

I think that perfectly aligned door and door trim will cost you some points for originality! :D


Ain't it the truth ;)

BTW, Leonard...great inside cover photos in the April TW. Thanks for sharing them with all of us. I especially like the "train wreck". Cute girls on the fire truck. I wonder if any of us own one of those banged up C/K's? It is almost surreal to see so many of them on their noses in the train cars.

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

52hawk
04-01-2007, 11:23 AM
These clips are universal 't-bolts' available at body shop supply stores in many different sizes.In those few spots where you cannot put a nut on behind them,you can use a barrel clip in the hole,then push the stud of this clip into the barrel. You can also cut these down with a sharp pair of tin snips to fit a narrower mldg.
I haven't had to buy any Stude specific clips,except the tiny ones for the fin strips on the Hawk.


LaSalle,Il
61Hawk

52hawk
04-01-2007, 11:23 AM
These clips are universal 't-bolts' available at body shop supply stores in many different sizes.In those few spots where you cannot put a nut on behind them,you can use a barrel clip in the hole,then push the stud of this clip into the barrel. You can also cut these down with a sharp pair of tin snips to fit a narrower mldg.
I haven't had to buy any Stude specific clips,except the tiny ones for the fin strips on the Hawk.


LaSalle,Il
61Hawk

hank63
04-02-2007, 08:15 AM
Most of my "Stude" clips had a small rubber washer, which would end up on top of the sheet metal (under the stainless). I expect the washers were supposed to seal the hole in the fender. If so, they didn't work too well.
/H

hank63
04-02-2007, 08:15 AM
Most of my "Stude" clips had a small rubber washer, which would end up on top of the sheet metal (under the stainless). I expect the washers were supposed to seal the hole in the fender. If so, they didn't work too well.
/H

N8N
04-02-2007, 09:35 AM
Those look just like the clips holding my below-windshield stainless on my '55 coupe (yeah, I know it's pot metal for the rest of you guys <G>)

nate

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N8N
04-02-2007, 09:35 AM
Those look just like the clips holding my below-windshield stainless on my '55 coupe (yeah, I know it's pot metal for the rest of you guys <G>)

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
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JDP
04-02-2007, 10:13 AM
If I recall, there are a couple of factory offset clips on one trim piece to line everything up, but most are replaced over the years.(see the body parts book)

64 Commander-64 Daytona
64 GT R2 clone-63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert-63
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
04-02-2007, 10:13 AM
If I recall, there are a couple of factory offset clips on one trim piece to line everything up, but most are replaced over the years.(see the body parts book)

64 Commander-64 Daytona
64 GT R2 clone-63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert-63
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

fpstude
05-12-2014, 12:23 AM
I made note of this thread seven years ago and applied it this week with great success. The fasteners noted in post #3 work great. However, I have to echo Dick's comment about needing U-Jointed wrists!

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p276/fpstude/P1030529copy_zps58da89a2.jpg (http://s130.photobucket.com/user/fpstude/media/P1030529copy_zps58da89a2.jpg.html)

Now on the the rear fender s/s strip.

Okay Jon, I'm now working on the Hawk!

dtracy
05-12-2014, 12:30 AM
When I was still in the shop we used to buy those T-bolts from Curtis Industries. I don't know if they are still in business or not. Wow, I just noticed how old this thread is!

Dave.

rockne10
05-12-2014, 11:56 AM
Notice that any threads that were carried over from the old forum program created a duplicate of every entry. All still available by way of the "Advanced Search" tab.

WOW! The forum is now nine years old!