View Full Version : Replacing Window Blow-Out Clips


kryptik
01-25-2012, 02:43:24 AM
Hello guys,

I just finished installing power windows, weatherstrip, panels etc onto my 70 Camaro's doors (essentially a full restoration of the doors). Everything went smoothly (which is when I started to worry ;) ), until one of the blow-out clips which holds the front of the window along the roofrail snapped.

The weatherstrip I am using is original GM tooling, and being such is quite pricey. I'm looking for suggestions for how to go about replacing these clips without damaging the current weatherstrip (if that's even possible). I'd really like to avoid purchasing a new set of original roofrail weatherstrips.

Any and all help is much appreciated.

Cheers,

Matt

sevitz5
01-25-2012, 06:18:38 AM
NPD sells just the blow out clips.....if I remember right they were only around $8...maybe. I changed mine, its real simple, they just pop rivit in. You will only have to pull down the seal in that area, drill out the old rivits, and then rivit the new ones into place. Good luck

FlaJunkie
01-25-2012, 07:53:53 AM
NPD sells just the blow out clips.....if I remember right they were only around $8...maybe. I changed mine, its real simple, they just pop rivit in. You will only have to pull down the seal in that area, drill out the old rivits, and then rivit the new ones into place. Good luck
Sounds like the right answer! :bowtie:

Hoot
01-25-2012, 09:17:35 AM
I got mine from Budz on this board. if he still sells them. you can PM him and check. Actually he just posted on teh 8th http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2585861&postcount=47

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/7239/img7784y.jpg

Fbodywarehouse
01-25-2012, 12:06:27 PM
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Available here:
http://fbodywarehouse.com/fbw/product.php?productid=1029&cat=0&page=1

http://www.fbodywarehouse.com/fbw/images/P/Blow%20out%20tabs.jpg

81Z4ME
01-25-2012, 05:29:54 PM
I need to check the 74 and see if it has them or not.

On the other hand, how fast do you have to go in a 2nd Gen Camaro to actually use the clips? I've been there in the 73 Laguna a couple of times and in one other car twice. Never in the 81 Z28 (T-tops anyway) and I actually haven't driven the 74 LT out on the road yet.