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install top front windshield trim on ebody convertible #1360609
12/29/12 11:03 AM
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does the windshield need to be out of car to install the top piece on a ebody convertible 1970 challenger -

Re: install top front windshield trim on ebody convertible [Re: hyefatman] #1360610
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Originally there are phillips screws securing the trim, to get a screwdriver into the screw the windshield has to be out, if the windshield is already installed & the trim isn't you could possibly sneak in a very short hex head sheet metal screw...


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Re: install top front windshield trim on ebody convertible [Re: 1_WILD_RT] #1360611
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i see the top screws but nothing on the side only notches for the window trim

Re: install top front windshield trim on ebody convertible [Re: hyefatman] #1360612
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They may be missing but originally they should have been there... If your wanting to remove the trim remove the screws you see & see if the trim will move... It rolls away from the windshield toward the inside of the car... It doesn't extend under the glass...


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Re: install top front windshield trim on ebody convertible [Re: 1_WILD_RT] #1360613
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... the windshield is in and now i am trying to install the trim but i do not see any side holes i take another look

Re: install top front windshield trim on ebody convertible [Re: hyefatman] #1360614
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Is you vert a 70 or a 71? I've had the trim off of four Challengers & a Cuda but they were all 70's... Possibly in 71 when they added the screws to the anti-rattle cups they deleted the screws on the leading edge... Just a guess...


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Re: install top front windshield trim on ebody convertible [Re: 1_WILD_RT] #1360615
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found the holes on side trim on bottom - no side holes on top trim
cracked the glass trying to install the screw - back to first base

Re: install top front windshield trim on ebody convertible [Re: hyefatman] #1360616
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That completely sucks... Sorry to hear it..


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Re: install top front windshield trim on ebody convertible [Re: 1_WILD_RT] #1360617
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just a small set back on a 10 year plus project -- i was just happy to locate all of the trim

Re: install top front windshield trim on ebody convertible [Re: hyefatman] #1360618
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I remember having the glass shop remove my windshield just so I could take off the trim to get it polished. I also installed new clips at the same time.







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