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Post by bitterfitter on Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:57 pm

So I was planning on using the 2 piece trim on my opera windows but because I have a vinyl top it is not wide enough to fit. I have this trim I took off another car without a vinyl top.
Then I was going to buy the other style trim which is one piece but uses the little corner fill pieces. But these pieces don't seem to follow the shape or angle of the opening. What am I missing here?
I do have photos I can share tomorrow. I'm just trying to get this wrapped up.

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Post by bitterfitter on Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:02 pm

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Here is what I mean by a weird angle

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Post by bitterfitter on Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:06 pm

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This was the original trim I wanted to use.

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Post by bitterfitter on Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:32 pm

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I think this is where these must go. Which means I have the pieces for the small window trim not the large triangular window trim.
Damn it!! Now what??

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Post by bitterfitter on Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:04 pm

It looks like there are at least 2 types of large window trim being sold. The type from the Parts Place looks like it needs the coupling at the very acute corner of the trim. The type from OPGI use the coupler at the top corner near the B post.
Guess I may be in luck after all!!

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Post by Limey SE on Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:40 am

There is quite a few Actually, The corner pieces look like the ones Used for Cutlass / Monte Carlo Opera window they have a sharper Angle corner piece like the one you have pictured

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Post by bitterfitter on Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:49 am

So does it look, to you guys, that I have the correct corner pieces to use the large opera window trim from OPGI? Does anyone else offer this type of trim for the large rear windows, that fits a vinyl top car and uses the corner trim connector pieces I have?

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Post by Limey SE on Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:19 am

bitterfitter wrote:So does it look, to you guys, that I have the correct corner pieces to use the large opera window trim from OPGI?  Does anyone else offer this type of trim for the large rear windows, that fits a vinyl top car and uses the corner trim connector pieces I have?

No you need this style I believe, Anyways they have more angle to them

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-77-CHEVELLE-SS-CUTLASS-442-REGAL-GS-Large-OPERA-Window-Chrome-Trim-/191784945161?hash=item2ca7460609:g:ecYAAOSwGotWjAEp&vxp=mtr

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Post by bitterfitter on Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:50 pm

Id swear those look identical to the corner pieces I have. Which window corner would these fit? Definitely not the smaller acute corner at the back end of the window. Those would have to have a much smaller angle to them.

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Post by thatfnthing on Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:01 pm

On the Monte they're for the upper corner closest to the side window.
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Post by bitterfitter on Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:28 pm

Thanks guys. I'm getting a set from OPGI and see how they work.

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Post by bitterfitter on Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:52 pm

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So I still think you guys are right. The pieces I have are just the wrong angle. Anyone have a set for sale or a lead on any?

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Post by bitterfitter on Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:11 am

I see a guy has a couple sets on eBay. One set for large windows and one set for the small windows. How can these be different if the front of the window is the same for both? When I replaced my quarters, I used full oem ones and left the filler piece out. The large windows should be the same as the smaller ones at this corner? Right?

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Post by Mcarlo77 on Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:07 am

There seems to be much confusion out there as to which corner trims are used for what cars. You're correct in that on Chevelles/Malibus the glass would be the same at the front corner whether large or small windows. Where you find the difference is with the shape of the glass on Montes (and, some other GM models).

I've got two corner trims that I removed from a '76 Malibu that are what you need. PM me and I'll get you squared away once and for all.

Tell you what...I've got a set
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Post by bitterfitter on Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:38 pm

PM sent. Thanks

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Post by thatfnthing on Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:17 am

The Monte's is a less severe angle -- maybe you got those by mistake? Were they on the car when you bought it?
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Post by bitterfitter on Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:30 am

No. Bought them from a guy that claimed they fit the malibu's. Live and learn.

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