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Stainless steel side trim

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Looking to purchase a set of late side trim , they need dent pulled and polishing. Does anyone know of a place that restores the trim on our cars.
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Ross at sportimports does. It’s very time consuming, thus very expensive
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I have used “Norm” at “Shine on me Restorations.” Not cheap, but perfect end product.

http://www.shineonmetrim.com/
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What is the process to remove and replace the side trim? Are new fasteners required when the trim is reinstalled?
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There are tiny nuts on the backside. Some if not most will probably break when you try to remove them. Some interior panels will need to be removed to access them. Jim Tyler at Datsun restoration parts LLC has nice stainless replacements, or you can go to a body and paint supply shop and get something that will work with a little modification for less.
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Front fender and door side molding removal was fairly simple. How do I get to the rear quarter panel non-trunk nuts? Do I need to remove the top and the interior trim cap that goes around the top of the rear panels to get the rear side panels removed to access the remaining side trim nuts?
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you do have to remove the small panels - but should NOT have to remove the 'cabin' trim
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Thanks Pete. What are the steps for removing the side panels? I don't see any mounting screws. Do I just get my fingers under the sides of the panels and pull them off? Held on by clips?
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yup - they are held on by clips similar to the ones that hold the door panels on - if you have a small prybar, or similar, use that - it spreads the load 'cos you don't want to pull the clip out of the panel. I think there are two per piece
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Thanks!
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Another vote for Shine On Me. The guys a very professional.
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theunz wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:52 pm There are tiny nuts on the backside. Some if not most will probably break when you try to remove them. Some interior panels will need to be removed to access them. Jim Tyler at Datsun restoration parts LLC has nice stainless replacements, or you can go to a body and paint supply shop and get something that will work with a little modification for less.
We also carry stainless steel replica molding clips with Pem stainless aircraft fasteners. Ships today.

https://www.datsunparts.com/2780

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theunz wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:52 pm There are tiny nuts on the backside. Some if not most will probably break when you try to remove them. Some interior panels will need to be removed to access them. Jim Tyler at Datsun restoration parts LLC has nice stainless replacements, or you can go to a body and paint supply shop and get something that will work with a little modification for less.
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mraitch wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 9:19 pm yup - they are held on by clips similar to the ones that hold the door panels on - if you have a small prybar, or similar, use that - it spreads the load 'cos you don't want to pull the clip out of the panel. I think there are two per piece
I highly recommend using the proper tool for removing door trim panel, or similar panel, clips. I bought mine at my FLAP for about $5.00, smoothed out any little burrs that I thought might cause a nick or scratch, and wrapped a couple turns of masking tape around the bend of the tool that provides a fulcrum point for "levering" the clip from the hole.... IMHO, it is one of the best tools for 5 bucks I've ever spent, since I've had to remove my door panels a lot more than a couple of times over the last 40 years. But if you're careful, and lucky, you may not need it. In any case, not that big a deal, but without a design purposed tool, as always, YMMV...
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It would also be worth your while to get a photo of the back side of a panel so that you can see where the clips are located. You need to put the pry tool ON the clip or you will destroy the masonite/cardboard.

If nobody here has a photo, I will try to find a panel next time I'm up at the shop and take a pic.