How do '72 GS upper peak mouldings attach ?

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  1. SamboraRocks

    SamboraRocks Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    Darren (Xtremepaint) is doing the bodywork on the doors of my '72 GS. The car originally had the stainless upper peak mouldings. These were long gone and any remnants of how they attached to door are long gone. I found 3 holes in the upper quarter panel sections under the quarter windows where the clips snap into the body, so those are good, but once the doors were stripped of pain they don't look like they had holes in them large enough for the same type of attaching clips. Does anyone know if the mouldings on the door attached the same way as the ones on the quarters below the rear windows ? Would anyone have a picture maybe of how they go on ? I want to put them back on the car and would like to have the holes or whatever should be done on the doors repaired before the car is put in new paint.


    Thanks for any help,
    Harry
     
  2. abodybill

    abodybill Well-Known Member

    moldings

    upper peak
    moldings attach with factory welded on studs with one flatheaded chrome screw at the rear of the door on the jamb side(hole required)
    I just walked out and looked at my 71 stage 1
     
  3. SamboraRocks

    SamboraRocks Well-Known Member

    Bill,

    Thanks for the info. You wouldn't happen to have a picture of the plastic clips would you ? and maybe the 'stud' location ?

    Thanks,
    Harry
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2005
  4. abodybill

    abodybill Well-Known Member

    moldings

    I will look at some other doors i have .I am not going to remove any thing from this car.(original Paint)
    I might have some moldings for sale if you need any.
    The clips are the rectangular clear plastic like the vinyl top moldings.
     
  5. GStage1

    GStage1 Always looking for parts!

    Someone sells screws that are almost identical for the welded studs.
    Try www.mrgusa.com He also carries the correct plastic clips
     
  6. TXGS

    TXGS Paint by numbers 70 GS 455 4spd

    I have some screws I need a total # count. tell darren to give me a call and I will ship them to him. These are the screw in type that replace the welded studs.
     
  7. RudyE

    RudyE Well-Known Member

    I will try to get photos this weekend. My 72 has the mldgs off at this time, and the studs and clips are visible. I will try to lay out a measuring tape or something to get the spacing for you. Thanks, Rudy E.
     
  8. RudyE

    RudyE Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm having trouble with my camera to computer hook up. I will post photos as soon as possible. I have the following details to share, however. There is a single 1/4 hole drilled 5/8 of an inch forward of the door to quarter junction. It is about half inch down from the body line. It is the only hole pertaining to the mldg. This is the location of the shoulder type screw that goes into the rear of the strip. All other locations are plastic clips over welded studs. From the front of the door, there are studs at the 3, 5, 12.5, 20, 27.5, and 35.25 inch marks. If you've ever seen the types of studs that hold windshield or rear glass mldgs to the body of the car, they are similar. The plastic clips just slide over the studs, and the mldg snaps over the clips. Finally, a single shoulder type screw bolts through the door from the back side into the mldg, securing it from coming off. Back in 96, I changed the entire rt quarter panel on my 87 GN, and it did not have the studs for the rear window reveal mldgs. My body man and I just drilled the quarter and used screw to secure the clips. I put a dab of paint on the screws to prevent rust at the drilled location, and have never had a problem. I think that pop rivets could be used the same way with good results, too. Once again, I regret not having the photos yet. Thanks, Rudy E.
     
  9. RudyE

    RudyE Well-Known Member

    Photos Finally...


    <img src="http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/227/227434/folders/228270/1779227moldstud.jpg" width="470" height="352">

    <img src="http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/227/227434/folders/228270/1779229moldstud1.jpg" width="470" height="352">

    <img src="http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/227/227434/folders/228270/1779233moldstud2.jpg" width="470" height="352">

    <img src="http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/227/227434/folders/228270/1779236moldstud3.jpg" width="470" height="352">

    <img src="http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/227/227434/folders/228270/1779239moldstud4.jpg" width="470" height="352">
     
  10. SamboraRocks

    SamboraRocks Well-Known Member

    RudyE,

    Thanks for taking the time to get the pictures. I really appreciate it, they will help alot

    Phil, thanks for helping out with the screws. I let Darren know.

    Harry
     
  11. mikethegoon

    mikethegoon Well-Known Member

    I have to mark the spot where where thus subject is mentioned. Got my fender for 68 sky custom back from alternate body shop+ noticed the holes for moulding att points.Could have sworn there were posts there and when I asked the body man on phone about it there was awkward pause. So I have to assume they cut them off. Asked a friend. To have them done now he's involved " so I can't go off on anybody. And my regular guy had a door for 6 months before finishing Anyone have a tip concerning replacement of studs for side chrome?
     
  12. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Here is Moon's 72 GS Stage 1 with the upper Peak Moldings.

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