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67 rocker moldings too long?

I put the wheel well trim on my 67 and am moon to the SS style rocker moldings. Problem being they are about 3/8" + too long to fit between the wheel moldings. Anyone run into this before? How did you fix it? I assume that they could be cut off but that would not be a correct end as they are rounded over now. Any suggestions?

Tighten it till it strips and back it off a quarter turn.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 20, 9:54 PM
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Re: 67 rocker moldings too long?

My '67 Chevelle's beltline moldings are the same way where they meet the wheel well moldings. I didn't restore it myself. I've had it for three years and didn't even notice the moldings are cut off until about a year ago. The ends of all the other moldings are rounded off as they should be. Oh well, I'm not trying to win any awards but the judges in three different car shows must not have noticed either as I have awards for "best of show", "best 60's", and "3rd place overall".

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Re: 67 rocker moldings too long?

To get the result you want you may have to resort to snipping a little & rolling it on a brake or shaping with a selection of body hammers. Or just snip it. Or grind with a Dremel tool so you don't distort it.
I noticed on a few clones out there that they skipped the wheel opening moldings, which may either be due to the same said rocker length issue, or maybe it is because the repro wheel moldings are a far cry from factory in terms of fit.

Pics could definitely help here. Who knows, maybe you are sitting on Smokey Yunick's 7/8 scale Chevelle and that is why they don't fit. Is there anything funny with your gas filler neck?

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I put the wheel well trim on my 67 and am moon to the SS style rocker moldings. Problem being they are about 3/8" + too long to fit between the wheel moldings. Anyone run into this before? How did you fix it? I assume that they could be cut off but that would not be a correct end as they are rounded over now. Any suggestions?
They’re pressed in a die but with some skill and patience you can probably cut them and with a good pair of small seamers slowly roll over the end so it doesn’t crack and just marry the corners. Those flutes may pose a little problem bending. Try finding a scrap one to see if it’s even possible? I know a guy who has one who’d probably give it up for 15-20 bucks.
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Re: 67 rocker moldings too long?

I may have to lop it off and try to get it to bend slightly. The ribs will definitely be the issue. I may make an aluminum anvil and fold the end over it.

Tighten it till it strips and back it off a quarter turn.
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Re: 67 rocker moldings too long?

I got two pair of gm nos 67 rockers for sale. 256-366-6151
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