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Rocker Fastener?


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Just snapped the bolt on one of my rusted metal rocker fasteners - argh i think they are nla - anyone got one or suggestions?  I have a partial set of Rimspoke fasteners and one looks the right size except for the sides - were those intended for the Rockers?

'76 02 (Nellie) daily driver since '94

'76 02 (Oscar) sunroof restore since '10

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The PO of my daily had already drilled holes for screws into mine- so I just re- used the screwholes! Never lost one...


You will probably have to make something at this point- the plastic clips are OK for the middle, but a positive

bolt on front and rear is almost mandatory.  Maybe something with a fender washer, or an elevator bolt?  Those things are cool...




"I learn best through painful, expensive experience, so I feel like I've gotten my money's worth." MattL

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I wonder if you can just fix it

put a new screw through it ?

drill a small enough hole that it is a tight fit

that ought to hold it enough to put a nut on it

just a dab of JB under/on the head, just because


On my car, the metal clip at the front of the trim piece, was not holding it in.

I made a crude little block out of plastic (uhmw) and added a stainless screw.  

It uses the original clip hole and pulls the trim in tight.





Save the little rubber bits.  They are not so much seals to stop water, as to keep dirt out and paint from chafing.  (That is my guess anyway).  




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Fastener: 51-13-6-440-145

Part Number    51136440145
Part Name    MLG CLIP
MSRP    $5.31
getbmwparts.com Online Price    $4.25



rogerstii.com has this: http://www.rogerstii.com/bmw-2002-rocker-panel-trim-metal-fastener/

BMW 2002 Rocker Panel Trim Metal Fastener - $6.35
SKU: - 51136440145\

looks similar to the one above.



Edited by John_in_VA
more info

John in VA

'74 tii "Juanita"  '85 535i "Goldie"  '86 535i "M-POSSTR"  

'03 530i "Titan"  '06 330ci "ZHPY"


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