Looking for side molding inserts,...

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  1. asphaltburner

    asphaltburner Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I am looking for the rubber inserts for my '76 Camaro's "protective side moldings". The "protective side moldings" are chrome, run wheel well to wheel well, and have long rubber inserts. The inserts used to be sold separately.
    All I can find are new "protective side moldings", and they come as a set with the inserts installed. They also cost about $180!
    I'd like to drill the rivets, remove the moldings, and replace the shrunken rubber,...but I'll leave 'em where they are at if I can't find the inserts!
    Thank you,
    Todd.
     
  2. asphaltburner

    asphaltburner Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Unfortunately,...my chrome is perfect.
    And my rubber would be, except that it has shrunk in length over the years (or Chevy just cut it haphazardly,...), and it's dark brown (due to the car's original color), instead of black.
    I'd just like it all to be cut to proper length,...the passenger's side is just fine. But the driver's side rubber exposes the rivets that fasten the molding to the exterior of the car.
    NPD, Classic Ind., and D&R all used to sell the insert replacement in rolls,...perhaps no more.
    Thanks, Todd.
     
  3. asphaltburner

    asphaltburner Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Found it with a forum member's help!
    Check the "Body Restoration" section of this forum,...
    Todd.
     

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