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Re:installing windshield/back glass trim
It's not too hard to get this stuff out without wrecking it. I pulled most
of the black pieces from my 86 4kq before I junked the car, and they're
still useable. Couldn't you just pull them and spray paint them black? It
worked for my door handles...
Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 11:06:17 -0400
Subject: installing windshield/back glass trim
A minor pet peeve is going to get me into trouble. A recently acquired
4kq has chrome plastic trim surrounding/securing the windshield and back
glass. Sorry, but this just screams butt ugly and has to go. I have a
replacement set of black plastic trim, but the trick is how to install the
Anyone out there have any trick solutions to installing the windshield
trim into the windshield gasket?
For those who have never examined this type of trim piece, picture a "T".
The top of the "T" is domed, and is the visible portion of the trim. The
trunk of the "T" is inserted into a groove in the windshield gasket, and
the end resembles an arrow head or a barb, which keeps the trim in place
once inserted. Each piece of trim is curved to fit one of the four
windshield corners, which means that even if you start one end of the trim
and slide it down and into the windshield gasket, you have problems when
you reach the curved portion or the other straight section.
Oh well. Trying not to pull my hair out, but the chrome has got to go!