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Old 08-09-2009, 10:53 AM
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Tailgate trim panel clips

I have a 1994 F150 XLT. It has a perfect tailgate and trim panel. Probelm is the 3 big black clips that hold the trim panel to the tailgate are broken and Ford says that they don't carry these.
Anyone know where I can get them? Thanks, Terry
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:39 AM
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They're exceptionally hard to find in useable condition in junkyards because the plastic hardens & shatters when you touch it. Broncos use a metal clip, so you might try modifying some for your pickup, or fabricating something similar.

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Old 08-10-2009, 02:20 PM
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RE: Tailgate trim panel clips

Thanks Steve83.
You're telling me they're hard to find... I've called everywhere.
If I can find some metal ones from a Bronco, I might just be able to rig up something. Still, I would prefer it be right.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:48 PM
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I'd call it "right" if it holds the thing on & lasts. Look at it this way: if you make it work with the Bronco clip, you're still using a Ford fullsize truck t/g trim panel clip.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:14 AM
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It's fixed

I was able to cut some 4 inch lengths of heavy flat garage door hanger and glue them to the clips with black RTV adhesive. I then was able to put the clips back into the grooves at the top and bottom of the panel and put the panel back on and it is holding beautifully. I tried to pull one of them apart and it's not giving.
Thanks for the advice though.
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:57 AM
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Got pics? Someone else might need to do this.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:06 PM
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trim panel fix

I'll try to take the panel back off this weekend and get some pics to post.
Gotta a full day Saturday going to a local mud run in New Bloomfield, MO.
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