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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:30 am 
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Anyone know where to get the correct clips to attach the B Pillar chrome trim? I have no idea what they are even supposed to look like, since they were not on my car when I bought it. I have the trim now, just need to figure out how to attach it. Thanks


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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:41 pm 
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Is it a Landau model? I thought the reg coupe just use screws.

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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:24 pm 
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Not a Landau. The studs are on the pillar for the clips. I believe the Landaus wrap around and screw in with the weather strip trim.


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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:18 pm 
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Sounds like you have a base Malibu. The Malibu Classic just hook on and are secured with the roofrail weatherstrip channel at the front.


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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:46 pm 
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The trim is held on with screws. Non -landau had 2 pieces per side. I could text or email you a couple photo's if needed

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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:37 pm 
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Pm sent for the pictures. The trim I have is held on with clips, there are studs on the Pillar like the ones that the windshield trim clips attach to and there are no holes in the trim where a screw would go.
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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:03 pm 
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The base Malibus had a clip on narrow molding which does not completely cover the pillar. Malibu Classics (which all factory-built Landau cars are) are the cars that used the screw-on pillar moldings.

For the OP, it would probably be a lot easier to convert to the Classic pillar moldings, as there seem to be MANY more classics than base cars. The studs can be twisted off with pliers if you decide to do the conversion.

I have a base car, but really don't want to pull the moldings to get a picture of the clips because, well, who knows if I can get more to reinstall them.


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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:57 pm 
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Thanks Ribbedroof, that would make sense. Mine must have been the base model with the thin trim.


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If the VIN starts 1AT it's a base Malibu

VIN starting 1AW is a Malibu Classic


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