Author Topic: Interior T-Nails for Wire-on?  (Read 1124 times)

Offline Jeff Wilk

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Interior T-Nails for Wire-on?
« on: November 12, 2013, 11:45:33 PM »
Does anybody have information on where to purchase the T-Nails used with wire-on at the corners of the interior door panels from the 30's era Cadillacs?  They were sort of arrow/spear shaped chrome tips that covered the mitred corners of the wire-on at each corner of the door panels.  About 18 per car.  I know someone was reproducing them a few years back but I can't seem to locate any.  All leads appreciated.

Jeff W
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Southern New Jersey

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1975 Eldorado Convertible (#12 made)
1976 Cadillac Mirage (factory authorized Pick-Up)
1933 Phaeton Chevrolet - "Baby Cadillac"
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Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: Interior T-Nails for Wire-on?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 04:06:30 AM »
Its called a Welt corner and they are available from Restoration Specialties & Supply in Windber PA  Jeff, and their part number is 7188.  Its actually for the Hidem welting but will do just fine.
Steve

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Offline Jeff Wilk

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Re: Interior T-Nails for Wire-on?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 06:16:42 AM »
Thanks Steve i will check them out. I cant locate that in their catalog though so i will contact them directly.
"Impossible Only Describes The Degree Of Difficulty" 

Southern New Jersey

1959 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special
1975 Eldorado Convertible (#12 made)
1976 Cadillac Mirage (factory authorized Pick-Up)
1933 Phaeton Chevrolet - "Baby Cadillac"
1933 Master Sedan Chevrolet - "Baby Cadillac"

SOLD
1958 Cadillac Sixty-Special
1958 Cadillac Sixty-Special
1958 Cadillac Sedan
1958 Cadillac Coupe Deville

Offline harvey b

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Re: Interior T-Nails for Wire-on?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013, 10:07:56 AM »
Another place to try is Lebarron-Bonney, they have a lot of neat items like that,they are in Mass. Harvey
Harvey Bowness

Offline Jeff Wilk

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Re: Interior T-Nails for Wire-on?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2013, 10:09:52 AM »
Thanks but unfortunately no luck at lebaron bonney either.
"Impossible Only Describes The Degree Of Difficulty" 

Southern New Jersey

1959 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special
1975 Eldorado Convertible (#12 made)
1976 Cadillac Mirage (factory authorized Pick-Up)
1933 Phaeton Chevrolet - "Baby Cadillac"
1933 Master Sedan Chevrolet - "Baby Cadillac"

SOLD
1958 Cadillac Sixty-Special
1958 Cadillac Sixty-Special
1958 Cadillac Sedan
1958 Cadillac Coupe Deville

Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: Interior T-Nails for Wire-on?
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2013, 10:48:38 AM »
try looking under their 2011 catalog jeff it loads much faster. Their on  PAGE 178 under
Antique Top Fasteners.  Welt tip corners number 7188. sadly just Black on brass.
Steve

Present
1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

Previous
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1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
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Offline Classic

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Re: Interior T-Nails for Wire-on?
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2013, 12:29:16 PM »
It (7188) is still shown on page 178 in the 2013 catalog, but with an asterisk saying "no longer available".  However, they say frequently throughout the catalog to call them if you can't find what you need.  1-814-467-9842.
Gene Menne
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Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: Interior T-Nails for Wire-on?
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2013, 01:22:31 PM »
It (7188) is still shown on page 178 in the 2013 catalog, but with an asterisk saying "no longer available".  However, they say frequently throughout the catalog to call them if you can't find what you need.  1-814-467-9842.

Dam, that unfortunate, I used to use a lot of these trimming earlier cars.
Steve

Present
1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

Previous
1936 70 Sport coupe
1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
1939 60S
1940 62 coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe x2
1941 61 coupe
1941 61 sedan x2
1941 62 sedan x2
1947 62 sedan
1959 62 coupe

Offline Jeff Wilk

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Re: Interior T-Nails for Wire-on?
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2013, 01:45:37 PM »
Spoke to folks at Restoration Specialties.  They dont have the orifinal types any longer and have not known anyone whose made them in 20+ years. 
"Impossible Only Describes The Degree Of Difficulty" 

Southern New Jersey

1959 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special
1975 Eldorado Convertible (#12 made)
1976 Cadillac Mirage (factory authorized Pick-Up)
1933 Phaeton Chevrolet - "Baby Cadillac"
1933 Master Sedan Chevrolet - "Baby Cadillac"

SOLD
1958 Cadillac Sixty-Special
1958 Cadillac Sixty-Special
1958 Cadillac Sedan
1958 Cadillac Coupe Deville

Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: Interior T-Nails for Wire-on?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2013, 02:19:02 PM »
What happened at Le Baron? as they still list them.
Steve

Present
1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

Previous
1936 70 Sport coupe
1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
1939 60S
1940 62 coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe x2
1941 61 coupe
1941 61 sedan x2
1941 62 sedan x2
1947 62 sedan
1959 62 coupe

Offline Jeff Wilk

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Re: Interior T-Nails for Wire-on?
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2013, 10:22:30 AM »
I looked into the ones at Lebarron Bonnery (P21)  These are not like the original.  The originals were a cast item with the nail as part of it.  These at LB are stamped steel with a hole in the center for a trim nail to be put through it.  The shape is also different.  There was a gentleman who reproduced these as original many years ago who no longer does.  Was hoping to find some originals or some correct reproductions.
"Impossible Only Describes The Degree Of Difficulty" 

Southern New Jersey

1959 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special
1975 Eldorado Convertible (#12 made)
1976 Cadillac Mirage (factory authorized Pick-Up)
1933 Phaeton Chevrolet - "Baby Cadillac"
1933 Master Sedan Chevrolet - "Baby Cadillac"

SOLD
1958 Cadillac Sixty-Special
1958 Cadillac Sixty-Special
1958 Cadillac Sedan
1958 Cadillac Coupe Deville

Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: Interior T-Nails for Wire-on?
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2013, 03:59:31 AM »
Sorry Jeff, that's where the confusion is, whats on offer now is clearly not what you need. I cant say I have ever seen the type your referring to. best of luck with your search.     If you could find just one I guess they could be cast, although not with a nail embedded. I could get them cast in aluminum here but you would have to have a tiny hole in it for fixing, would that be just too non-original ?
Steve

Present
1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

Previous
1936 70 Sport coupe
1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
1939 60S
1940 62 coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe x2
1941 61 coupe
1941 61 sedan x2
1941 62 sedan x2
1947 62 sedan
1959 62 coupe

 

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