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Old 04-06-2005, 08:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How do I remove the exterior rear window chrome trim pieces without damaging them ? Will I damage the retaining system ? Thanks
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Remove the interior panels adjacent to the rear windows. Remove the clips that are attached to the chrome trim studs. Done!
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ahh, that sounds easy enough! many thanks! ::
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There are no studs that stick thru to the inside on a 69/70 fastback. He will need to find a trim removal tool, or make one out of some sheet metal. KD tools makes a nice one, basically a handle with a flat hook that you slide between the window and the trim. When the hook part reaches a one of the trim clips, you just pull the tool a little bit or rock it sideways and it will release the trim from the clip. I think there's about 20 of those clips. You can remove the clips also after the trim is off by pulling them straight up, but be careful as the stud it snaps over is welded to the body. To install the trim just push it down until it snaps back in place.
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Old 04-06-2005, 03:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Remove the interior panels adjacent to the rear windows. Remove the clips that are attached to the chrome trim studs. Done!
ohhh... he is talking about the rear passengers windows next to each door window. there are studs on those.
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Old 04-06-2005, 03:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Those tools work for crap on fastbacks because there is so much sealer (at least the ones I've done). Take a good sturdy putty knife and wedge it inbetween the moulding and the outside sheet metal. Staring with the bottom horizontal moulding, pry in towards the center of the glass and wedge screw driver between the exposed clip and lip of the opening. do this for a couple clips and you should be able to pull the molding straight up. Pry with the putty knife to release the remaining clips.
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