Source for Flat Dash Trim Retaining Clips?

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Source for Flat Dash Trim Retaining Clips?

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Can anyone advise on what’s available/where they are sourcing the clips that hold the Surround trim on face of dash.

Hoping there is a hardware store workable solution as this is hidden behind dash.

Every one of mine are missing.
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Re: Source for Flat Dash Trim Retaining Clips?

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I used clear tubing and ditched the clips that can break off the pins.
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Thanks Curtis,

That is a good idea.
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Re: Source for Flat Dash Trim Retaining Clips?

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SP3 wrote: Tue May 03, 2022 10:47 pm Can anyone advise on what’s available/where they are sourcing the clips that hold the Surround trim on face of dash.

Hoping there is a hardware store workable solution as this is hidden behind dash.

Every one of mine are missing.
Clear tubing is the way to go, some use it for retaining emblems as well though it makes it easier for someone to steal your expensive D.A.T.S.U.N. Hood letters. What was originally used were speed nuts. Not sure what size.

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Re: Source for Flat Dash Trim Retaining Clips?

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I have used black vacuum tubing, about 3/8" long piece will do it. Pat
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Re: Source for Flat Dash Trim Retaining Clips?

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If you have access to the backside
You can make some easy
with some sheet metal drill a smaller hole then tap a awl in it untill it's just smaller than the rod or a blind clip can fit it too
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Re: Source for Flat Dash Trim Retaining Clips?

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Thanks all, will either pick up some tubing or speed nuts, now seeing that Lowes/Ace has this item. Will put a caliper on the trim stud and see what size is appropriate. Guessing 8/32 or so.
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I've seen too many broken pins to ever use speed nuts. The tubing works great, use a little soap water or something to get it on. I bought 3/32 vinyl off ebay. Listed as fish hook protector.
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Re: Source for Flat Dash Trim Retaining Clips?

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Sounds good, Curtis. When I put my dash back together I used my old retainers but should have thought about tubing which I used on the hood & body emblems.

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