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Fender Trim Clips

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Fender Trim Clips

Post by SuperDave on Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:03 pm

Does anybody have a leftover fender trim clip they could photograph and post? My "MX project" has all of the trim but the clips are nowhere to be found. It's hard trying to explain to the parts house what I need when I really don't know what I'm talking about (apparently, my condition is chronic because my wife tells me the same thing quite often...). Also, I saw where rossakin mentioned having a jig for the trim. Ross, was that a homegrown tool or something CR once offered to help with the trim installation?


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Re: Fender Trim Clips

Post by Stever on Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:53 pm

There are no clips to install the fender trim.  The trim is held on with 1"  4-40 screws and nuts. The heads of the screws slide into the slot from the end of the trim.  You therefore need to know how many screws you will use on each piece before you begin to tighten them down.  The curved ends on the trim are made by pushing the end of the trim into a 5/16" hole drilled into a piece of pine board and bending it at 90 degrees. You then file off the bend so that the trim sits flush with a rounded end.  The same piece of pine board can be used to form the grill tubes. Cut a 23 degree angle to form a peak on one side of the board. Now, use your hands to bend the trim over this peak. All tubes are the same length. Mine are 4 1/4" above the bend and 5 1/2" below the bend.


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