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62' pontiac chrome trim


I am sending my 62' Pontiac Strato Chief in for some new paint and want to remove some of the chrome to save some bucks.  The chrome on top of the front fenders and script on the sides appears to be held on with small nuts.  Do these nuts unscrew or are they a speed nut thing that needs a special tool?

 

Thanks  Doug



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I'd think regular tools should work.   Usually a selection of 3/8" & 7/16" sockets or deep sockets is the ticket.



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Be careful taking them off, they are old and the pins the nuts tread on will twist of, my advice---mask them

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carbuff2007 wrote:

Be careful taking them off, they are old and the pins the nuts tread on will twist of, my advice---mask them


         Wow  thats a tough call  

        If your spending normal cost for paint 6-7,000.00  

        then masking seems like a cheap way to go, as you can always (always) see where it was masked  

         but you hate to break unobtainable trim  

         good luck



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I would take them off...If they do break off at the pins and you cant find new ones, you can always glue them back on.

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Spray them with a thread penetrant, let them sit for a while, give them another spray, and then turn the nuts off slowly and evenly with a deep socket. Good luck.



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If I'm not mistaken, think the scripts are held in place with barrell clips, and the spears are held down with nuts. My 61 parisieene scripts push into barrell clips, at least thats what I call them.


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poncho62 wrote:

I would take them off...If they do break off at the pins and you cant find new ones, you can always glue them back on.


         good idea  too  



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carbuff2007 wrote:

If I'm not mistaken, think the scripts are held in place with barrell clips, and the spears are held down with nuts. My 61 parisieene scripts push into barrell clips, at least thats what I call them.


 If they are clips (I think I know the ones you are talking about) they are not fun!



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