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Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:59 pm 
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Pulled off the sliding door panel and several of those @#$% chrome push in snaps broke off.

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http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/Detai ... 221867615a

From what I read the new ones are universal and don't fit too swell on a bus.

"Someone" here (Sue?) posted a while back that they had a number of extras of these and would be willing to part with same for money. Anyone? I could probably use 10.

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i will look tomorrow as i think i have some of them


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OB Bus wrote:
Pulled off the sliding door panel and several of those @#$% chrome push in snaps broke off.

These:
http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/Detai ... 221867615a

From what I read the new ones are universal and don't fit too swell on a bus.

"Someone" here (Sue?) posted a while back that they had a number of extras of these and would be willing to part with same for money. Anyone? I could probably use 10.


No, wasn't me, OB. I need all the parts I've got.

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OB Bus wrote:
Pulled off the sliding door panel and several of those @#$% chrome push in snaps broke off.

These:
http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/Detai ... 221867615a

From what I read the new ones are universal and don't fit too swell on a bus.

"Someone" here (Sue?) posted a while back that they had a number of extras of these and would be willing to part with same for money. Anyone? I could probably use 10.


I wondered about those things. I have them on my '65, every time I shut the door one of those damn things fall out. I guess its one of those deals where you should save your originals even if they are a bit tatty.


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I can get the parts from Tubdub at BBB if he is going to be there. Just let me know. :smile:

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I wondered about those things. I have them on my '65, every time I shut the door one of those damn things fall out. I guess its one of those deals where you should save your originals even if they are a bit tatty.

I use a putty knife with a custom slot cut in it and a screwdriver to lever them out s-l-o-w-l-y. After 40 years I guess they rust and weaken. On the side panel about half snapped in half.

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I can get the parts from Tubdub at BBB if he is going to be there. Just let me know. :smile:

Quite kool if he has them. Maybe he can bring that glass down for pyrO at the same time?

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I can get the parts from Tubdub at BBB if he is going to be there. Just let me know. :smile:

Quite kool if he has them. Maybe he can bring that glass down for pyrO at the same time?


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Was ready to put the sliding door panel back on and surprise-surprise-surprise I found a bag of the clips I bought from WW many years ago and forgot about. And there were plenty to do the side door as well as the rear hatch.

Well even putting them in really slow and easy a number of them snapped. Looks like the WW ones are just a bit too big. If I tried to bend them slightly to make them a bit smaller they also snapped. I had just enough to finish the side panel.

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Well even putting them in really slow and easy a number of them snapped. Looks like the WW ones are just a bit too big. If I tried to bend them slightly to make them a bit smaller they also snapped.


The "hardening" on them was done improperly. They came out too brittle rather than springy, so instead of "giving" a bit, they break. :roll:

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The problem I have with these chrome clips is not the clips but the panels,.....eye... splain.. to you...
.I purchased from Wolfsberg West some grey panels, moisture got in and the panels began to shrink, than a number of the clips broke. This has happened 2x. Actually 4x , 2 new panels on 2 doors . I need to make a moisture barrier between the panel and the door frame. Has this happened to anyone else?


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Slayer wrote:
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The problem I have with these chrome clips is not the clips but the panels,.....eye... splain.. to you...
.I purchased from Wolfsberg West some grey panels, moisture got in and the panels began to shrink, than a number of the clips broke. This has happened 2x. Actually 4x , 2 new panels on 2 doors . I need to make a moisture barrier between the panel and the door frame. Has this happened to anyone else?


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Yes.
I bought a set for my double cab and they have shrank, warped and curved. Its a mess. They are real garbage. I heard they make them differently now but have not heard of any experience with the new ones.
I have a set of original door panels in my '58 So-23 and they are completely straight after 52 years and that is without a moisture barrier.


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My front door panels are stock -- meaning masonite covered with vinyl. The doors have that plastic sheet as a vapor barrier. I have put two heavy coats of exterior polyurethane (spar varnish) on the back sides of the panels as an additional barrier to water.

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OB Bus wrote:
Well even putting them in really slow and easy a number of them snapped. Looks like the WW ones are just a bit too big. If I tried to bend them slightly to make them a bit smaller they also snapped.

The "hardening" on them was done improperly. They came out too brittle rather than springy, so instead of "giving" a bit, they break. :roll:


Well I called WW to check on this. The idea of improper hardening makes sense.
Remember the show "Mission Impossible"? Remember the warning they received before each mission -- that if they were caught the "Secretary would disavow all knowledge of their actions"? Well WW disavowed all knowledge of any problems with the buttons. The person on the phone claimed to have been there for 10 years.
Best (only?) bet is to save or find originals.

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OB Bus wrote:
Best (only?) bet is to save or find originals.


Well, it's really a crap shoot! Even originals were not always hardened right. I remember dealing with them things and most always broke when I tried to pry them out. :sad:

I let the anal restoration freaks that must have an all original looking bus deal with them. Me, not just on my camper but in the Plump Truck too, have wood panels secured by screws. Look good enough IMO and are easy to remove and re-install time and time again without any issues whatsoever! :razz:

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