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#173286 - 12/23/08 07:21 AM 71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove?
dmerc Offline
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Registered: 12/17/04
Posts: 1061
Loc: New Mexico
I have a leak and I think it's coming from the screws that hold the trim retainers on. What's the trick to getting the trim off without bending things up? Thanks!
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#173287 - 12/23/08 08:22 AM Re: 71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove? [Re: dmerc]
6pktgo Offline
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Registered: 11/22/05
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
There is a special tool with a sharp 45 degree angle end that you would slip between the rubber gasket and the chrome trim (very carefully )Before this step though, there is also plastic ,they almost look like popsicle sticks, that you wedge, again very carefully, between the rubber gasket and the trim to find and access your clips.Use two plastic wedge sticks about 2 inches away on either side of your steel retainer to be unclipped and gently open a 1/8th or so gap between the rubber & trim.Then slide your special removal tool into the gap ,snag the side of the clip and gently pull the clip until it comes undone from the mldg.
I`ve been in the resto business about 30 years and still learn new tricks all the time. You`re best advised, if you`re going to try and save a few bucks ,is buy yourself a service manual specifically for your car and it will tell you in the a step by step procedure for just about everything on & in your vehicle. Hope this Helped & Good Luck

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#173288 - 12/23/08 09:51 AM Re: 71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove? [Re: 6pktgo]
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Registered: 11/22/05
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Trying for the first time to post a pic, hope it works.


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#173289 - 12/23/08 09:53 AM Re: 71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove? [Re: 6pktgo]
dmerc Offline
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Registered: 12/17/04
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Loc: New Mexico
Thanks for the detailed answer! Is this special tool available? Any idea where to get one?
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#173290 - 12/23/08 09:56 AM Re: 71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove? [Re: dmerc]
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#173291 - 12/23/08 10:18 AM Re: 71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove? [Re: RobX4406]
dmerc Offline
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Registered: 12/17/04
Posts: 1061
Loc: New Mexico
Thanks! I already have that tool. Never knew what it was for!
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#173292 - 12/23/08 11:47 AM Re: 71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove? [Re: dmerc]
RobX4406 Offline
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The tendency is to put it into the trim level with the window. You want to angle the tool point towards the window/seal to grab the clip.

Pretty easy once you get the hang of it.

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#173293 - 12/23/08 02:01 PM Re: 71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove? [Re: RobX4406]
dmerc Offline
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Registered: 12/17/04
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Loc: New Mexico
Anyone have a pic of what the clips look like??
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#173294 - 12/23/08 04:07 PM Re: 71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove? [Re: dmerc]
6pktgo Offline
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Registered: 11/22/05
Posts: 93
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Here`s a few of my 70 Charger (same idea).


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#173295 - 12/23/08 04:10 PM Re: 71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove? [Re: 6pktgo]
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Registered: 11/22/05
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
one more pic to help


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#173296 - 12/23/08 04:41 PM Re: 71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove? [Re: 6pktgo]
dmerc Offline
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Registered: 12/17/04
Posts: 1061
Loc: New Mexico
Thanks!
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