New '87 Silverado Grille - best source for trim clips?

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Got my new grille installed this week and it went fairly easy. I needed to transfer some trim pieces from the original grille but the push-in attachment clips were broken. The trim pieces mentioned are the small vertical stainless ones - two on each end of the grille. Can anyone provide a source for these? Thanks, Jim
 

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I believe they are part of the trim pieces. You might have to either order new trim, find some good ones at a bone yard, or improvise & modify your originals.
 

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Got my new grille installed this week and it went fairly easy. I needed to transfer some trim pieces from the original grille but the push-in attachment clips were broken. The trim pieces mentioned are the small vertical stainless ones - two on each end of the grille. Can anyone provide a source for these? Thanks, Jim
I am a little confused. Can you post a pic of the part?

I ordered a new grille for my '87 GMC from LMC a few months ago and ordered all of the plastic screw retainers and all new screws from them as well. I don't remember any stainless parts for that grill. Of course the Chevy grill for that year was a bit more elaborate so you may have a part mine didn't need.
 

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I think he’s tAlking about the stainless surround pieces and specifically the pieces outside the headlights. Your truck has them too.
I have to look because it’s been a while since I removed mine (and so close to being ready to reinstall…) but I don’t recall separate clips.
 

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I believe they are part of the trim pieces. You might have to either order new trim, find some good ones at a bone yard, or improvise & modify your originals.
Buying new ones might be the quickest and easiest way to go. We'll see. Thanks.
 

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I am a little confused. Can you post a pic of the part?

I ordered a new grille for my '87 GMC from LMC a few months ago and ordered all of the plastic screw retainers and all new screws from them as well. I don't remember any stainless parts for that grill. Of course the Chevy grill for that year was a bit more elaborate so you may have a part mine didn't need.
The Chevy grille has these small vertical trim pieces as well as two larger horizontal trim pieces on both sides of the bowtie. I replaced the grille on a '91 GMC a couple of years ago and you're right, the GMC is all one big item with only the GMC emblem to install. Thanks.
 

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I think he’s tAlking about the stainless surround pieces and specifically the pieces outside the headlights. Your truck has them too.
I have to look because it’s been a while since I removed mine (and so close to being ready to reinstall…) but I don’t recall separate clips.
No, there are stainless pieces about 4" long that run vertically on the grille of the '87's. They clip into the main plastic grille.
 

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