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71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove? #173286
12/23/08 10:21 AM
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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!

Re: 71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove? [Re: dmerc] #173287
12/23/08 11:22 AM
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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

Re: 71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove? [Re: 6pktgo] #173288
12/23/08 12:51 PM
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Trying for the first time to post a pic, hope it works.

Re: 71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove? [Re: 6pktgo] #173289
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Thanks for the detailed answer! Is this special tool available? Any idea where to get one?

Re: 71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove? [Re: dmerc] #173290
12/23/08 12:56 PM
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Re: 71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove? [Re: RobX4406] #173291
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Thanks! I already have that tool. Never knew what it was for!

Re: 71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove? [Re: dmerc] #173292
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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.

Re: 71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove? [Re: RobX4406] #173293
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Anyone have a pic of what the clips look like??

Re: 71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove? [Re: dmerc] #173294
12/23/08 07:07 PM
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Here`s a few of my 70 Charger (same idea).

4897557-helpdec08009.jpg (165 downloads)
Re: 71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove? [Re: 6pktgo] #173295
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one more pic to help

4897563-helpdec08010.jpg (177 downloads)
Re: 71 Duster front windshield trim. How to remove? [Re: 6pktgo] #173296
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Thanks!


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