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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-28-2009, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Body Molding Help

I should have my paint done in 2 days (wetsanding and buffing left to do). I left the holes for the molding clips hoping to find a set, but no luck. Classic does not sell it for a 67, any ideas on other routes to go?

1. Are there any aftermarket or universal molding that would look decent? I don't need it to look original as this will be a driver car, I just want something that looks good.

2. Give me your opinions which would look better, black or chrome molding.


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-28-2009, 05:40 PM
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Your car looks good there man, I like it.
I guess you mean beltline molding, not the rocker-panel molding? I got my clips for both from Luttys and I think NPD. (Nat'l Parts Depot) I'm surprised if they'd be different than my 66 but anythings possible.

I can see why you'd consider black molding but i think you should do chrome trim as it will go well with the wheels, roofline and glass molding.

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I'm not sure what it's called. It's the molding that goes at the lower edge of each door and along the fenders. If you look closely at the pic you can see the mount holes I left.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-29-2009, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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This is the molding I need a replacement for
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Hmm.. would you beleive it!? I just drove past one of these 2-door Caprice's last night, on my way home from Levittown, PA. It didn't look 'abandoned' - but certainly it was languishing on someones parking lot.

I even thought of snapping a pic of it to post on here - I'd bet tons of us bowtie guys are spying cars like this along the road.. you get an 'eye' for finding them.

I'd go with something original - have patience and keep looking. Those mouldings are out there somewhere... and if it's just the clips/fasteners you need - they're available. Keep looking.

PS: the car looks great!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-29-2009, 03:34 PM
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I think they are the rocker panel moldings I am going to a junk yard this week and see if they have them if so I will get the price this junk yard deals with nothing but 1950's to 70's model Impala/ Caprice

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Year: 1971
Doors: 4
Motor: 400 V8
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