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Quarter window/Opera window trim removal

Post by 77mali on Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:17 am

Would it be advantageous to remove the glass & clips from inside on either of these set ups to remove the stainless trim?

When it gets a little warmer I'm snagging a bunch of stainless trim pieces including the 1/4 window trim off of a local Lemans junker.

I don't see how they can be removed without damage otherwise? TY.
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Re: Quarter window/Opera window trim removal

Post by Joe73 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:32 pm

I dont think so. The trim on the triangle window is U shaped and just sitting there. Its a nice snug fit. You just carefully muscle it out. Even if you too the window out its the same thing on the other side. The U is just sitting on the body.
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Re: Quarter window/Opera window trim removal

Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:15 pm

Joe73 is right...but, what makes it easier is to use a small flat-bladed screwdriver and work it behind the edge of the stainless and gently tap the end of it with a hammer to work it loose. I start near a corner and work my way along the side using this method and gently pulling on it by hand as it starts to come free. Patience is the key...don't get aggressive with either tapping on the screwdriver or by pulling it by hand and you'll find they come off pretty easily without being dinged or bent.
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Re: Quarter window/Opera window trim removal

Post by 77mali on Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:09 pm

Thanks guys. I was thinking that without the glass it would be easier to grasp both sides in order to minimize damage. I'll try it out in addition I have a set of tools for removal of the rear/front trim pieces that I can use to hold the trim off the body a bit.

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