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    They can. But they have to be printed using a very durable plastic which is still much more expensive than the SLS (laser sintering) material. Otherwise I think the 2 arms which are bended by the trim would break.
    IsnŽt there any vendor left dor the Auveco ones? A friend also tried to order from the link Marc posted above. No answer.

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    I found a supply shop in Calgary that has these "Auveco #13924" clips. I'll know later today how many they have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVJohn View Post
    I found a supply shop in Calgary that has these "Auveco #13924" clips. I'll know later today how many they have.
    If they are Correct,, Buy them ALL,,,

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    Found a company that make similar clips for several British classics. Give me the original dimensions and I will see if they have a match. If not they are prepared to make them.
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    OK fellas I have just found a automotive fasteners manufacturer in my own home town who said they can produce a metal clip for us.

    I have a photo of the older original clips that screw into place and just need accurate dimensions for them to quote from.

    Can anyone please help on this as I have nothing to go on of my own.

    We could end up with a willing supplier if someone would just do a measure for me.
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    Billy that's great news!!!!!!! Amazing news!!!!! I wish I had and original to tell you now, hopefully someone will get you the dimensions, please lets us know how much for anset when you find out:)
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy whizz View Post
    OK fellas I have just found a automotive fasteners manufacturer in my own home town who said they can produce a metal clip for us.

    I have a photo of the older original clips that screw into place and just need accurate dimensions for them to quote from.

    Can anyone please help on this as I have nothing to go on of my own.

    We could end up with a willing supplier if someone would just do a measure for me.
    You may want to take Dean up on his offer to lend one to you geoff, that way you can have accurate Clips re-fabbed

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    Michael Wrobel has some original clips. He can also give measurement. IŽll ask him.

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    Spoke to the company this afternoon. They are keen to help out and will come back to me with production figures early next week. If it is affordable the next step is to get them a CAD drawing, (which I can do), and/or give them a clean original to copy from.

    Anybody able to comment on how good the original clips are, because they look pretty difficult to work with compared to the flexible nylon GM sill clips.
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    Billy that would be great. My roof trim came with no clips at all.

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    I was Lucky all of mine were good

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVJohn View Post
    I found a supply shop in Calgary that has these "Auveco #13924" clips. I'll know later today how many they have.
    Well....my guy is turning out to a big disappointment, when I first called him he told me he had a bunch of these. I told him I'd get back to him and now theres no answer. Ive left a couple of messages but still no return call.
    Its a legit supply shop, theyre listed in the phone book.....Im glad I never ran my company like that....

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    I can send up an original if needed????

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    Im going to keep trying this guy for a while, thanks Dean. He's only a few hours away from me and Im hoping he has a bucket full of them..

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    The fasteners manufacturer in town is still trying. They specialise in alloy hi-tech stuff and baulked at making our clips because they needed to be stainless steel or spring steel. They have put me on to other specialists, but the larger companies need to make a run of 20,000 units or more to make it worth while. The search goes on.

    However, I have found a nylon clip from the electronic industry which could do the trick. Like the GM clips above, they need some small trimming, but they come with a plastic spring plug which can plug tightly into the old screw hole. That means they pop on like a modern trim and there is no screw to rust. The manufacturer only sent me one sample, so I will try it this weekend and report back. Looks hopeful.
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    LATEST VERSION OF PLASTIC TRIM CLIP

    So here it goes folks. These are a sliding plastic clip that fits very nice and tight into the roof rail and push-clips into the fixing hole.
    They need a 6mm hole and pop in very securely. They are 'spring loaded' to prevent popping out again.
    The original part is 44mm long and needs to be cut down to 34mm, which is pretty easy with a sharp blade or modelling saw.
    As they are non metal there is the added advantage of no screws or brackets to rust away hidden under the trim.
    I only have the one sample for now and will do a trial fit then get back to you.
    The manufacturer only does order multiples of 1000 units, but has offered to let me have less if he gets another order for less than 1000.
    If anybody is interested I need to know asap as the order has to be confirmed by 11th March.





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    Those are good! Any chance of the cost? Even 500 may be costly. That would be 25 cars worth or so. That batch I paid for hasn't showed up either. I will send a dispute to paypal tonight. Marc.
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    What is the minimum amount each of us have to order?
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    Yeah and my guy still hasnt answered his phone, those dont look like they'll work with glue but I'll let you know by March 11...
    I think I'm going to drive to Calgary for a day drive and check out this place....

    https://www.google.ca/webhp?sourceid...n%20automotive

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    I'd be in for twenty depending on the price.

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