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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Carson City, NV
I purchased two bags of spring-clip holders for the side moulding on my 10204 from TST Rettburg. They look vaguely like the bottom item notated as 102.04.59.015/02, and were advertised for this application. I got the impression they had more in stock.
They fit perfectly. However, they require that the side of your car be perfectly flat, as they do not provide much hold-down force on the stainless trim strip. My car has a slight curvature, probably due to age and imperfect repairs. The hold-down force also requires the hole to be no more than a certain diameter, and if it is any smaller, it becomes very difficult to press the spring clip into place.
I ended up using the threaded-rod approach discussed at length by Jay. It is inelegant to drill a hole through to the wheel well, but this is better than finding out your now-mangled trim strip is back up the road a ways. My short trim strips above the shark-gills are mostly held on by the spring-clips, however. So far, no problems with these, but as they don't have the screws and nuts found mid-span on the long strips, they get inspected for signs of looseness periodically.
Carson City, NV
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
1971 Alfa Montreal (see above comment regarding rationality)
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 30 years) Nearly 50 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird
You can snap roll an Alfa only one time...