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    Question Plastic clip for chrome arm rest finisher - where to find?

    Hi Everyone,

    I've got a 1978 280z that I'm in the process of restoring - unfortunately, when I got it back from my paint and body guy, I found that he'd neglected to put back on the clip that screws in with the arm rest in order to attach the chrome finisher (see the pic below).
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    I've tried to locate one online, but have had no luck. Does anyone know what this part is called and where I can find one?

    Thanks in advance!
    Luke
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    I'll look around my garage if I can remember. I might have one or two floating around.
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    I just bought the chrome finishing piece from MSA last year: $28 for one! But I've been looking for one since I redid the interior years ago and the original got conveniently lost and then found but crushed begind the workbench. Do they have the piece you are looking for? Might be $$
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    Those things always seem worn out. I wonder if it would be possible to make some sort of replacement from aluminum or springy steel.
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    Our replacement chrome cover is made tighter than original one since armrest-side gets skinnier over time. So we desigend it so that it fits tight enough without that clip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveJ View Post
    I'll look around my garage if I can remember. I might have one or two floating around.
    If you do, Steve, that would be fantastic!

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    I looked at the MSA site, and saw that they do have the chrome finishers, but didn't see any of the plastic clips... I wish I could charge my body guy for losing that thing - I had no idea it would be so hard to track one down! : (

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