Front Grille Retaining Clips

19 posts / 0 new
Last post
revilla
Online
Last seen: 6 min 32 sec ago
Joined: 17/04/2014
Front Grille Retaining Clips

Can anyone tell me what these clips (which retain the top legs of the front grilles) are called and whether it's possible to get slightly wider ones?

Over time they've chewed the edge of the fibreglass and one was just hanging on by the skin of its teeth. Some slightly wider ones would fit better now.

Alternatively I'll have to find another way to fasten them.

Thanks, Andrew

Wrightpayne
Wrightpayne's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 4 min ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

They look like classic mini parts - clips to hold on the seam covers.

Wrightpayne
Wrightpayne's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 4 min ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

There is also a head lining / seat fabric attachment clip for the classic mini.

Wrightpayne
Wrightpayne's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 4 min ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

Google 'automotive upholstery clips'. I find I spend hours searching for stuff like this! 

Found this....

https://www.morrisminor.org.uk/parts/99-headlining/3595-clip-edge-for-retaining-vinyl-leather?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5fSIxfWR7QIVWIfVCh1zWQKJEAkYBCABEgJsSPD_BwE

revilla
Online
Last seen: 6 min 32 sec ago
Joined: 17/04/2014
I think you're right Ian. Looks like an ADH3809 clip. Not being generic, doesn't look like you can buy anything identical other than wider. I'll have to do some other kind of repair. Thanks for the info!

SV VVC 170 - 170.4 bhp @ 7100 rpm - 142.4 ft.lb. @ 4900 rpm

revilla
Online
Last seen: 6 min 32 sec ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

SV VVC 170 - 170.4 bhp @ 7100 rpm - 142.4 ft.lb. @ 4900 rpm

Wrightpayne
Wrightpayne's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 4 min ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

Looks good - I think once you find the right product name / subject area the search becomes easier.

revilla
Online
Last seen: 6 min 32 sec ago
Joined: 17/04/2014
Definitely. Thanks for the initial pointer!

SV VVC 170 - 170.4 bhp @ 7100 rpm - 142.4 ft.lb. @ 4900 rpm

SM25T
SM25T's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 27 min ago
Joined: 17/04/2014
Small holes in nose cone opening and small cable ties
revilla
Online
Last seen: 6 min 32 sec ago
Joined: 17/04/2014
Turns out the manufacturers Bresco are just round the corner from where I live, in Loughborough.

SV VVC 170 - 170.4 bhp @ 7100 rpm - 142.4 ft.lb. @ 4900 rpm

AristoCat
AristoCat's picture
Offline
Last seen: 13 hours 43 min ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

Andrew I suspect these stationery paper fasteners would work - they come in a size that would clip 3-4mm worth of papers together....