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    Looking for weird windshield trim clip 55 Buick

    I have a 55 Special and the windshield was changed back in the early 70s after a pheasant flew into it. The previous owner never put the trim back on. I buffed it all out and went to reinstall it, but I noticed 2 clips were bent up. At the base of the windshield just over the fender where the trim meet's the bottom of the A pillar trim is an odd shaped trim clip. I've never seen one like it before. Where can I get it? Also what size screws that held the trim to the A pillars

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    There were two styles of moldings and clips used for '55. The first type was a carryover of the ones used in '54. Molding pieces telescope into each other on the second type.

    These two places may be able to quote per sample on the clips:
    www.restorationspecialties.com
    www.rjlautofasteners.com

    The part numbers for the Clip, Windshield Reveal Molding, Side-lower are:
    4651218 first type, right
    4651219 first type, left

    4658444 second type, right
    4658445 second type, left

    The second type were also used on '55-56 Oldsmobiles.

    Here's a link to the Fisher Body Service News discussing the '55 series 40-60 windshield moldings.
    Included are some pictures of original moldings and screws.

    http://forums.aaca.org/topic/229756-...d-gasket-help/

    Here's an attachment showing a '55 dealer service bulletin on the moldings. All screws seem to be a short sheet metal screw, whatever size uses a 1/8" pilot hole.
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    This attachment is a '54 dealer service bulletin on the first type moldings:
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