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Re: How to attach Engine lid cove molding --
Posted by: RexJohnson ()
Date: December 20, 2019 09:06PM

Make sure that the screws are not too long. I have seen some nice cars with little bumps where all of the screws go because they used screws that were too long. I bet that Jeff at the Ranch would have the correct screws also.

RJ tools
Salem,Oregon

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Re: How to attach Engine lid cove molding --
Posted by: pvholgado ()
Date: December 21, 2019 01:30PM

Had a chance to go out and remove engine lid trim that PO jury-rigged. No "screws" present- so anyone no exact size and if they are available ? Pics below. Phil

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Re: How to attach Engine lid cove molding --
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 21, 2019 02:06PM

Those clips are ruined for machine screws..


I got mine at the local ACE.... #4 or #6's

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Re: How to attach Engine lid cove molding --
Posted by: pvholgado ()
Date: December 21, 2019 02:21PM

Just would like to know length- I can trial and error that but would be nice to know upfront- Thanks for the reply-

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Re: How to attach Engine lid cove molding --
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 21, 2019 02:42PM

As posted before...3/8" super short

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Re: How to attach Engine lid cove molding --
Posted by: pvholgado ()
Date: December 21, 2019 02:51PM

Matt, Thanks for info. I don't think you ever posted the length before- I checked your 2 posts-- closest you got was below...


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> Engine "LID" is all screws... 6x32's iirc

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Re: How to attach Engine lid cove molding --
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: December 21, 2019 03:13PM

No, I posted the length twice.

Looks like PO used the lower trim retaining clips on the upper trim. See what is being used on the lower trim. Might have been reversed.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG


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Re: How to attach Engine lid cove molding --
Posted by: pvholgado ()
Date: December 21, 2019 06:50PM

I see yes

Lane66m Wrote:
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> No, I posted the length twice.
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> Looks like PO used the lower trim retaining clips on the upper trim. See what is being used on the lower trim. Might have been reversed.

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Re: How to attach Engine lid cove molding --
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: December 21, 2019 07:26PM

Matt:

Take a look at his photo his trim retaining clip closely and then the lower row of clips in my photo. Definitely wrong clips were used in his upper cove trim. Who knows what retaining ha4dware is in his Vair's lower cove trim. He will need to post a photo of the lower trim mounting from inside the engine compartment. The long plastic nuts should be there. Those nuts keep us from ripping our hands and arms on the retaining clips pointed threaded studs.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG


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Re: How to attach Engine lid cove molding --
Posted by: Ron62 ()
Date: May 13, 2020 12:28PM

So just came across this thread and thought I would ask. I was thinking of installing the cove molding on my 67 500. Of course it did not come on the 500 but the outline is there. How difficult would it be to do? I have never seen the back side of the moldings so wasn't sure if the bright stainless attaches directly to the car or is there another piece that connects to the car and the stainless trim attaches to it.

Thanks
Ron

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1967 500 Coupe 110 PG
Residing in Massachusetts.

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Re: How to attach Engine lid cove molding --
Posted by: RexJohnson ()
Date: May 13, 2020 03:31PM

On the ends you would remove the corner pieces and the trim screws to the back side of what you have. The top and bottom pieces you would need to drill the holes for them.

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Salem,Oregon

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Re: How to attach Engine lid cove molding --
Posted by: RThompson ()
Date: May 13, 2020 07:05PM

Lane66m Wrote:
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> Found engine lid trim screws and other cove trim hardware.
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> Here is photo of everything, except 6 foam rubbers for the end mouldings.

Those particular plastic nuts that hold the lower long aluminum trim are not reproduced. They similar to the gray plastic nuts that hold the studs of the 64 front grill trim to the body, yet that one has a wide lip at teh base that seals to the body. These for this piece of trim does not have that lip and has a radius base that fits into the hole in the body to seal it. I believe Clarks and others has not reproduced this plastic nut and uses the 64 plastic front trim nut as a replacement.

If some one knows any different, let us know!

Rich

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Re: How to attach Engine lid cove molding --
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: May 13, 2020 07:33PM

It's kind of hard to see but the fasteners that Al pictured for the deck lid piece, the threaded holes are off center. They'll slide in the trim either way but will only allow the ends to line up with the cove mouldings one way.

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Re: How to attach Engine lid cove molding --
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: May 13, 2020 11:03PM

Dont use too long of screws on top trim. Will put outward dents in middle. [Ask me how I know!]

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Re: How to attach Engine lid cove molding --
Posted by: Dasle ()
Date: August 07, 2020 08:23AM

So that's what the top cove trim retaining clips are supposed to look like! Mine is currently held on with just 3 screws, and I've been searching for the rest for years. Looks like the prior owner of my car didn't even have the proper clips - the "clips" I have looks like a square nylon nut that slides into the trim.

~Jeff
1965 Corsa Conv.
Pittsburgh, PA

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Re: How to attach Engine lid cove molding --
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: August 07, 2020 10:39AM

Ron62 Wrote:
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> So just came across this thread and thought I would ask. I was thinking of installing the cove molding on my 67 500. Of course it did not come on the 500 but the outline is there. How difficult would it be to do? I have never seen the back side of the moldings so wasn't sure if the bright stainless attaches directly to the car or is there another piece that connects to the car and the stainless trim attaches to it.
>
> Thanks
> Ron



DONT DO IT!!! I mean, its your car, so do whatever you like, but the 500 just looks SO GOOD without any of the trim on it.

Maybe its because I own 2 Monzas that have mostly been de-trimmed. I still need to fill all the rear trim holes on my car.


Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: How to attach Engine lid cove molding --
Posted by: donm ()
Date: August 09, 2020 01:06PM

I'm going to be doing the same thing. Can anyone tell me what diameter holes the factory drilled in the engine lid and the rear body panel? Thanks!

Don M.
Verona, WI (Near Madison)

'67 500 coupe with Crown V8 & Corsa conversion
Bought & built the Corv8 kit in 1970
Currently undergoing a rotisserie restoration
'72 GMC Sierra Grande 402 BB, Short Box, A/C, Owned since 1973

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Re: How to attach Engine lid cove molding --
Posted by: pvholgado ()
Date: September 14, 2020 11:46AM

Al, ready to talk clips for the cove moulding- I texted you- Phil

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1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe current being "refurbished"
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Re: How to attach Engine lid cove molding --
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: September 14, 2020 02:34PM

Went rummaging around: For the moulding clip for the top engine lid:

Machine Screw = 8-32 x 1/4"

If Clark's does not have them; you could try 60's Chevy restoration parts.

Or, buy some at a hardware store and cut them to length.

Obviously, the stock screws are not zinc plated. Some dark metal, but that would only matter for a concours car.



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Re: How to attach Engine lid cove molding --
Posted by: pvholgado ()
Date: September 14, 2020 03:29PM

Good idea- thanks

RobertC Wrote:
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> Went rummaging around: For the moulding clip for the top engine lid:
>
> Machine Screw = 8-32 x 1/4"
>
> If Clark's does not have them; you could try 60's Chevy restoration parts.
>
> Or, buy some at a hardware store and cut them to length.
>
> Obviously, the stock screws are not zinc plated. Some dark metal, but that would only matter for a concours car.

"A sign of great intelligence is being able to say 'I don't know'"
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe current being "refurbished"
Located 25 miles East of Rochester, NY

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