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Post by 1973 Buick Century on Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:27 pm

I have a leak in the windshield. It has been around long enough where it rotted out the passenger floor pan and someone used what looks to be silicone for a kitchen, to seal the leak. They have it everywhere, the body and trim. No

The problem is, when I was removing the trim, I monkeyed it up. I removed all the other trim without any issues but the windshield trim put up a fight. My question is, is all the chrome trim the same for '73 to '77 A body cars? Or is it just Buick and Olds, while the others use a slightly different design?
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Post by 77mali on Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:31 pm

This is on a Chevelle, the set up is 3 piece and the sides swoop @ the bottom...I think on 73-77 coupes the the front windshield and the roof rails are the same but not 100% sure. Hope this hepls.



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Post by 1973 Buick Century on Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:22 pm

Sure looks exactly what I need. Everything from the light fold in the middle and the swoop at the bottom. The top piece already had waves in it from the last time someone was there.

Also I cracked the windshield when I was pulling the trim. I was needing another away way since it was a cheep replacement (pulling apart inside itself) but I just did not want to do it right at this stage without a job as it is.

I read that coupes and four door/wagons are different than one another. Anyone know if that is true?
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Post by bigredlaguna on Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:22 pm

Coupes are different from sedan/wagon. The windshield is more upright on the sedan/wagon.
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Post by Limey SE on Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:52 pm

Looks pretty dam close to me but will be your call 73 buick




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Post by bigredlaguna on Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:12 pm

I'll bet the hollander exchange numbers are different. IIRC, the windshields themselves have different part numbers.
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Post by jerry46765 on Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:00 am

Four door and wagon is different than a 2 door coupe. I had a windshield & chrome from a 4 door and it was longer than a coupe.

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Post by bigredlaguna on Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:22 am

So the rake may be the same or very close, but the sedan windshield is wider between the A-posts, is that correct Jerry?
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Post by jerry46765 on Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:56 am

It was longer vertically like 2". Windshield and all the trim is different lengths. I probably still have the 4 door stuff since I couldn't use it and had to find another windshield.

I don't remember if the cowl or the top is different. It was quite a few years ago.

It should be a no brainer in a salvage yard.
Measure from the top down on the windshield in the middle.

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Post by Limey SE on Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:58 am

ok now I see what your mean red and Jerry

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