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Old 03-29-2012, 02:24 PM
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How do you safely remove the chrome rocker panels all around our cars? I want to take them off so i can replace some the plastic pieces that have broken. I dont want to break the clips that hold them on because they seem to be hard to come by. Thanks in advance
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I have a 96 fleetwood i am parting out, the rear quarter mouldings are allready off..so i can show you how they go on...If yoy happen to need some clips..if i can get them off..I will help you. These older fullsized are getting hard to find anything for these days.

I will get some pics here in a few..Thanks
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these are like my 88 monte ls mouldings..push up on the bottom and they will come right off..

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That was a perfect explanation! Thank you so much, I will pop them off tonight after work and see why they are rattling. If i do need some clips how much would you charge for some? And how much would you let go of the plastic trim on the drivers door chrome and on the passenger side front bumper for?
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No problem to help....I am going to pull all the trim off before the car goes sometime next week...after i pull the motor/trans and harness out for my 88 monte carlo LS LT1 swap...

I will make you a super deal if you need them...just let me know what ones you need.

the quarter panels are marked 7 and 8 on the clips themselves..Glad someone can use some pieces...
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Thats gonna be a badass monte, these motors are something else. And I will definatly let you know tonight. Im almost positive I want those plastic trim pieces i was talking about though and I can send you pics if you dont know which ones im refering to. Name me a price for these parts
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*Plastic trim around liscense plate if its in good shape
*front door panel wood pieces with the tweeters and lock buttons
*one plastic/wood door pull (best one lol)
*chrome spears if CoupeDTS doesnt want them and they are in good shape
*climate control display/control panel above radio if it looks good
*and some 1 of those lumbar control button covers CoupeDTS was talking about
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some of the panels have bolts and screws on them. The quarter rockers latch on the top and bottom and are most likely to fall off. The front rockers by the bumper have a bolt behind the belt trim into the fender along with screws along the wheel well. Door ones have screws around them as well as latched with the rocker clips.
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Yup, and the front ones have that spring clip.
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To get the black clips off some will have either a screw or bolt like coupedts said. For the white clips, you can find a screw that will thread into the small round "pin" in the middle, and then use the screw to pull it out. The other option is punching them in but then you gotta find the pins in the door, rear 1/4 panels etc. Then the rest of the clip stays in the in the black piece and it gently pulls out of the car. The main thing is the spring things at the bottom. I've been told you pretty much have to put a screw in the rocker if you have subs.
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Yeah my subs are rattling the panels like crazy. I took the panels off and the clips look fine but I need to find a way to isolate then from the quarter panel. Has anyone done this before and have any ideas?
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