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Alan

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« on: July 12, 2009, 02:36:50 PM »

Now that the new engine is all set, I've decided to start on the body work and painting. I wasn't to anxious to start it because I've never done body work before (the correct way), so I'm learning as I go. Now that I'm into it, the challenge of bumping the metal and making patch panels so that I use the least amount of bondo is actually kinda fun. As I remove the trim, I'm finding that the pieces that have no rear access are held in with pushj in plastic anchors. Are these available from supply houses? I've briefly looked on a few fastener websites, but haven't found them yet.  67Newport2009-07-12 19:38:32
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2009, 06:02:56 PM »

There are several
 
Try this guy  http://www.rtspecialties.net/
 
By the way, get yourself a panel stepper for the patches.  It stpes the panel so it will slide behind the original panen and be flush.
 
http://www.eastwood.com/panel-flanger-set-regular-and-x-wide.html
 
You can search Eastwood for other "Panel Stepper" options.  I have a pneumatic one, but I do allot of that stuff
 
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2009, 01:50:34 AM »

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By the way, get yourself a panel stepper for the patches.  It stpes the panel so it will slide behind the original panen and be flush.
 
http://www.eastwood.com/panel-flanger-set-regular-and-x-wide.html
 
Al:  I have that.  And yes, it's invaluable.  You can borrow mine.  Want me to ship it to you?
 
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009, 05:49:34 AM »

AKA a flanger... they are invaluable for doing a correct job, much easier than butt welding and a

stronger joint.



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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2009, 04:02:48 AM »

Stan, here's a pic. I took a quick spin through RT but didn't see anything. Yes, I'd love to borrow your flange plier. The shipping will be cheaper than buying it, thanks.
 
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2009, 04:30:25 AM »

Sheesh, Al.  Stop using your kid's Barbie Camera for taking pictures....

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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2009, 06:58:10 AM »

What is that on?
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2009, 09:32:21 AM »

Here.  I blew it up:
 

 
Here's something I once did and it worked perfectly.  Go to the trim fastener section at your AZ and get the rivet style trim fastener that HAS THE REMOVABLE CENTER PIN.  There's all kinds of sizes.  Match it up to what you need. The pin on the trim replaces the pin that came with the fastener.

 
There's also this:
 

 
 
 
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2009, 11:01:08 AM »

Its on the side moulding that runs front to back on the Newport Custom. I'd include a picture, but don't want to risk Stan's wrath again about my photography skills.
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2009, 02:23:33 PM »

Forgetabout Stan
 
I know what you mean. . .they're made of metal.  I know they have them.  Maybe you need to call them
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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2009, 02:49:16 PM »

All the ones I removed are plastic. Very similar to wall anchors for mounting on sheetrock. I'll give RT a call tomorrow. If I can't locate any, Stan's idea looks like it will work if I can find the right size.  While I'm on here, what should I use as a bedding compound/sealer around the trim mounting holes? What was originally used was similar to seam sealer but it didn't harden as much.
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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2009, 04:39:54 PM »

OK  The ones I've seen are metal.
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