Bus Door Panel Clips - New vs. Original

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Bus Door Panel Clips - New vs. Original

Post by BellePlaine » Sun May 05, 2013 10:27 am

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The clip on the left is a new clip ordered from BD (I always receive fantastic customer service) and the clip on the right is an original. They are different.
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Re: Bus Door Panel Clips - New vs. Original

Post by kreemoweet » Mon May 13, 2013 4:49 pm

Yep. As far as I know, the old-style clips havn't been available for years. The new ones work OK if you enlarge the holes from 6.5 mm to 8 mm (I think it was).

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Re: Bus Door Panel Clips - New vs. Original

Post by kreemoweet » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:33 pm

It seems the bus-specific (?) smaller clips are back in production. The originall part # N14 3781 put into your favorite search engine will lead to numerous vendors selling them, and even the sealing boots to match. Too bad I didn't have the foresight to see this happening back in 1999 when I drilled out the holes in my driver's side door.
It was really tough deburring the back side of those holes!

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Re: Bus Door Panel Clips - New vs. Original

Post by hercdriver » Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:55 am

For your shopping pleasure......

http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp ... 14-3781-50

That's the only link that google would produce.
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Re: Bus Door Panel Clips - New vs. Original

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:23 am

hercdriver wrote:For your shopping pleasure......

http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp ... 14-3781-50

That's the only link that google would produce.
Check out JustKampers USA:

Door panel clips J10562
Door panel clip seals - important! 113-857-219/A

The website has some good-looking stuff.
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Re: Bus Door Panel Clips - New vs. Original

Post by kreemoweet » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:34 pm

hercdriver wrote: That's the only link that google would produce.
Google is just plain bizarre. Today there's only one vendor (in the first 4 pages of search results I looked at ...), a vendor I would rather douse my VW's with
gasoline and torch rather than buy from, but a couple of days ago there were 4 or 5 others, including AirHeadParts.com, BugHaus.com, and several from Europe.

Even more bizarre is the image search results for that number . . .

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Re: Bus Door Panel Clips - New vs. Original

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:15 pm

kreemoweet wrote:
hercdriver wrote: That's the only link that google would produce.
Google is just plain bizarre. Today there's only one vendor (in the first 4 pages of search results I looked at ...), a vendor I would rather douse my VW's with
gasoline and torch rather than buy from, but a couple of days ago there were 4 or 5 others, including AirHeadParts.com, BugHaus.com, and several from Europe.

Even more bizarre is the image search results for that number . . .
I hope my shipment of correct door clips and grommets comes through from JustKampers. They had my sorely needed chrome-handled door pulls, and I wasn't going to pay $135.00 shipping on $101.00 in parts, so I added door grommets and clips . . . and a roll of window chrome for the BobD.
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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