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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Body moldings on a 69 Impala 2dr

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I find it very difficult to find the molding on the passenger side door. Does anybody have any left over that you are willing to sell. I am prepared to pay top dollar.

I was told that the moldings from a 70 impala won't fit the 69. I wonder if this is true or not.
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Welcome. I have found this place to have quite a lot of used parts for 65-70 Impala's.
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Just post what your looking for, and someone will answer. Also try our classifieds here in the parts wanted section.
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Hi guys,

I was told that the moldings from a 70 impala won't fit the 69. I wonder if this is true or not.
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I have visited this forum over and over in the past without registering, but I am always impressed with the support and dedication members offer each other. Please keep up the great atmosphere. I will definetely check out the facebook group.
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The Body Side Molding from a '70 will fit, but they are a different size. One is wider than the other. I may have a Passenger Side '69 2-Dr HT Door Molding available. I'll check on it in a day or two.

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Hi guys,

I find it very difficult to find the molding on the passenger side door. Does anybody have any left over that you are willing to sell. I am prepared to pay top dollar.

I was told that the moldings from a 70 impala won't fit the 69. I wonder if this is true or not.
If this is Rene, I sent you a couple emails already. I can help you. What color do you require?

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By the way, I checked on it and I only have a Drivers Side available. Nothing good in a Passenger Side.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-03-2014, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Hi Bill thanks for checking. Hi Donny, yeah it is me. I got your email and gonna get in contact with you.
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Hi guys,

It's me again. Unfortunately donny didn't reply anymore, that is why I assume he doesn't want to sell.

Does anyone else have any left over passenger side door molding on a 69 Impala Coupe?
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Hi guys,

It's me again. Unfortunately donny didn't reply anymore, that is why I assume he doesn't want to sell.

Does anyone else have any left over passenger side door molding on a 69 Impala Coupe?
Donnie has been in and out of the hospital lately. He may not have had time to catch up on his e-mails or PM's. I'm sure he isn't ignoring you.

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-16-2014, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Alright, didn't mean to offend donnie. Hope he is alright and waiting for his reply.
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