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LanceM

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I need some new plastic retainers that insert into holes in the doors that the metal clips attached to the interior door panel fit into. Are these parts available? I looked in the VB catalog but didn't see any listed. Anyone have a good part # or source for these? I need some of the metal clips also but I think I can aquire these at the junk yard, the plastic inserts won't come out without breaking or tearing apart in my experiance.

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No not the rivets... When you pull the interior panel off of the door there is a rubber/plastic plug (for lack of a better term) that is installed in the door steel that the metal clip attached to the interior panel fits into when the panel is installed. Got to get my camera back from the wife!!! This is for certain a case where a picture would be worth a thousand words :)

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Here is some pics, maybe they will help. First is a shot of the door the holes along the outer edge are where the inserts are installed, I left one in the others are out in this shot, second shot is a closeup of one of the inserts I was able to remove without destroying it too bad...

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Lance , I was watching one of the hot rod shows the other night and they were doing the trim on a Chevy Muscle car and they were installing the vary parts you are looking for. I need some also and just havent had the time to try at the Chevy dealer , I have some SU needles on order at Nissan , when I go to pick them up I will ask about the these things there also . I will try and find the part number on my CD . I will pass on what I find . Gary

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Gary that would be great. I'm currently being outbid on ebay and don't need them today so I was thinking it was about time to break down and get the cd and go that route myself. If you come up with a part # from where ever I would be interested! I was looking through an Auto Body Toolmart catalog and they have a Toyota grommet part # 9847 that looks like the same thing, 50 for $6.99... lot better than ebays 10 for $10....

Thanks!

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The purpose of those little cups is to seal the holes in the door needed for the panel clips.

When I worked at the body shop, I recall that we had access to the clips in use on Mack and other trucks for their door panels. Those clips had the same basic configuration as the Z's, EXCEPT that they had a dab of grey "dum-dum" (to use W. Humble's term). That dum-dum seals the holes in the truck doors.

When I did my car, and recently when we worked on Beandip's, we had access to the clips and caps (although they were old), but I think if someone can find those clips with the chunk of dum-dum on them they should work.

I wouldn't recommend using the dum-dum clips if you plan on removing your door panels more than every once in a great while.

FWIW

Enrique

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Lance

I purchased a bag of ten of those cups maybe 8 months ago from Nissan. I believe the part number is 80929 - 32200. They probably also have the clips that slip into those cups. The part Number for the clips is 80919 - 22500. I don't know what I would do without my club parts CD. Good luck.

Dan

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Don't know if you found what you need but their are couple "Buy-It-Now" Auctions for clips and retainers on eBay right now:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DATSUN-510-240-Z-280-Z-DOOR-PANEL-CUPS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ34204QQitemZ4584151200QQrdZ1

and

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DATSUN-510-240-Z-280-Z-ROADSTER-DOOR-PANEL-CLIPS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ34204QQitemZ4584151210QQrdZ1

No experience or connection with this seller. Good luck

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  • 3 weeks later...

I was seruiously thinking of replacing a few of the metal clips with some large rivets with the screw insert (like a molly bolt). The head is about 3cm in diameter, so I think it would work well on the lower corners/edge of the door panel, and maybe other places. Every time I get out I hook my toe on the lower front corner, and it gets loose.

thx

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Tomo:

What you are looking for are Dress Washers. Typically you use a Countersink head sheet metal screw with them but you end up with a smooth finish. You can usually find the dress washers in most places that sell specialty hardware (Home Depot, Lowe's, Ace) or you can also find them at Auto Paint stores that carry the interior finish pieces.

E

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