trim hardware questions

Discussion in 'E3 General Discussion' started by Bearmw, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Bearmw

    Bearmw New Member

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Western, MA
    I am trying to find sources for the hardware to secure two of the trim pieces for my 72 Bav. I have done some searching but I am unsure what ways I can best secure the C pillar cover and the rear upper chrome strip located at the C pillar. I am willing to use whatever works, whether original BMW or otherwise.

    Here are the pieces I am referring to:
    IMG_20190121_114313937_HDR.jpg IMG_20190121_114247491.jpg
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2019
  2. HB Chris

    HB Chris Well-Known Member Site Donor $

    View My Showcase
    Messages:
    10,565
    Likes Received:
    1,191
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Huntington Beach, CA
    The chrome strip is held on by studs and nuts which are hidden under the headliner. The black plastic plugs/nuts can be found from BMW, many different sizes were used to attach badges and emblems.

    Grommet 51 14 1 807 495
     

    Attached Files:

  3. Bearmw

    Bearmw New Member

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Western, MA
    Upon further inspection I realize I have some of the 51141807495 grommets from Wallothnesch but they look different from what looks like the originals. The Wallothnesch ones are a bit too large O.D. and the head prtion is thicker too. I might be able to get them to work with shaving them down slightly and/or using a heat gun to get them to fit but I would have preferred not to. Has anyone had an issue with these?
    IMG_20190121_160130532.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2019
  4. bavbob

    bavbob Well-Known Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    1,028
    Likes Received:
    94
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Boston, Ma
    You can try to reach the chrome strip from the trunk if your arm is long enough. I got away with it. I use 3m strip calk for everything so i put a little ring around each attachment site/grommet for a water seal.
     
    Mot27cars likes this.
  5. Bearmw

    Bearmw New Member

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Western, MA
    Thanks for the tip!
     
  6. HB Chris

    HB Chris Well-Known Member Site Donor $

    View My Showcase
    Messages:
    10,565
    Likes Received:
    1,191
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I think he means the chrome strip at base of C pillar not the belt trim. It mounts inside the headliner.
     
  7. Bearmw

    Bearmw New Member

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Western, MA
    Chris you are correct.
     
  8. bavbob

    bavbob Well-Known Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    1,028
    Likes Received:
    94
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Boston, Ma
    More than one way to skin a cat, I did change mine from access via the trunk, along side the wheel well.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice