Quarter window chrome

Go down

Quarter window chrome

Post by Scott 73 SS on Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:15 pm

Does any one know why some 73s had quarter window chrome and some didn't? Scott
avatar
Scott 73 SS
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 0

Back to top Go down

Re: Quarter window chrome

Post by 73ss on Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:29 pm

I believe they all did. Alot of the 73's (If not all?) Had plastic trim that would shrink over time, From being out in the sun, etc. It would fall out.

Later ones had stainless. Someone else on here probably is more knowledgeable on this.
avatar
73ss
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 10

Back to top Go down

Re: Quarter window chrome

Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:12 pm

They all had it, originally. '73's were the only year they used stainless. GM went to that cheap-A$$ chromed plastic in '74-'77.
avatar
Mcarlo77
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 66

Back to top Go down

Re: Quarter window chrome

Post by Joe73 on Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:32 pm

Mcarlo77 wrote:They all had it, originally.  '73's were the only year they used stainless.  GM went to that cheap-A$$ chromed plastic in '74-'77.

Yup, that is correct. Thats why the stainless usually fetches a premium price.
avatar
Joe73
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 70

Back to top Go down

Re: Quarter window chrome

Post by Scott 73 SS on Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:46 pm

Well... I guess my question is.....does anyone have any stainless quarter trim I can buy for a 73 SS.....and how does it attached?
avatar
Scott 73 SS
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 0

Back to top Go down

Re: Quarter window chrome

Post by Joe73 on Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:48 pm

Its 2 pieces and just snaps into place. The pieces are U shaped and fit over the body metal. The outward force of itself keeps it locked in.

I sold all my extra sets. Sorry
avatar
Joe73
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 70

Back to top Go down

Re: Quarter window chrome

Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:40 pm

I believe I have one good side (think it's the passenger side)...but, other side has one piece where the end has been flattened a little. Don't know if it can be restored as I'm just not patient enough to work with straightening metal.

Chromed plastic repros are available thru The Parts Place. You'll need to buy original corner clips if you go that route. Believe I have a few of those around.
avatar
Mcarlo77
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 66

Back to top Go down

Re: Quarter window chrome

Post by Scott 73 SS on Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:48 pm

How much you want for the corner clips and the one good side.......maybe I can find the other side.....I will check out the parts place....
avatar
Scott 73 SS
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 0

Back to top Go down

Re: Quarter window chrome

Post by Mcarlo77 on Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:35 am

I'll get back to you on Saturday after I return from AZ.
avatar
Mcarlo77
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 66

Back to top Go down

Re: Quarter window chrome

Post by Mitchell Murphy on Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:48 am

Scott- Good Easter Sunday morning to you- I know where you can get a full set of the 73 rear quarter window moldings. Send me a PM. Also GM made both in 1973. The early cars had the stainless and sometime in the early part of 1973, GM went to the plastic. I have had several cars that had both. rejoice in this day That Jesus Christ has risen, and we will too one day because He took our place on that cross. I am never ashamed of the Gospel Mitch

Mitchell Murphy
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 3

Back to top Go down

Re: Quarter window chrome

Post by testpilot61 on Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:29 pm

Mitch

What a wonderful testimony to our Heavenly Father. JHarman

testpilot61
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 3

Back to top Go down

Re: Quarter window chrome

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum