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1965 GTO remove exterior trim

I am thinking about this a lot, not sure what I am going to do yet, thanks for the information

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And by the way, if there is reproduction trim available do not use that as part of your decision making process. Don't think "well if they get messed up I can get new ones", the reproductions will NOT fit properly and that will be a whole new mess.

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Thanks Brian, that sounds like good advice

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An old fashond bottle opener works like a dream just put some masking tape where theres metal to metal contact so you dont scratch anything...The prong goes on the bottom lip and you pull upwards ,twisting a little at a time as you go ,piece of cake...I've never found anything that works better...
I will try that. Just saw a video of a guy using one with tape on it. It came off so easy. Thanks for drawing that to my attention.
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GTO, remove the exterior tril

Brian and others,

I removed all the chorme, bumpers, front fenders, hood,trunk and windows from the 1965 GTO. It went well, no damage.
Can you help me with a source for the gaskets for the head lights, tail lights and other.

My next job is to sand down the car to bare metal for new paint.

Thanks for the help

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There are no "gaskets" that I know of for the head lamps, exactly what are you referring too? On the tail lamps, I am thinking YearOne https://www.yearone.com/ I have gotten a number of things from them all with good service.

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Here's your tail lamp gaskets.

https://www.yearone.com/Catalog/1964...ear-components

And front park lamps

https://www.yearone.com/Catalog/1964...ont-components


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not to hijack the post but did you try the can opener idea for the drip rail chrome? I was shopping the other day and for some reason I looked down and there was two can openers so I bought them. Then they just sat in the kitchen for a week and when I went into the garage to prep my dash I tried it out. Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan, have I been missing out? Deadbodyman is right, a can opener is the best tool I've ever used for the job. It was so easy I snapped it back on took it back off again to film it on video. So in the video I'll be sure to give the forum and DB props for showing me that.
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Hi brian,

Thanks for the web site, on the head lights there is a black rubber seal.
thanks again

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not to hijack the post but did you try the can opener idea for the drip rail chrome? I was shopping the other day and for some reason I looked down and there was two can openers so I bought them. Then they just sat in the kitchen for a week and when I went into the garage to prep my dash I tried it out. Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan, have I been missing out? Deadbodyman is right, a can opener is the best tool I've ever used for the job. It was so easy I snapped it back on took it back off again to film it on video. So in the video I'll be sure to give the forum and DB props for showing me that.
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what a great tip.!
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65 GTO questions

Norm

You will get excellent advice from these guys on the Paint & Body Forum, I always have. Your specific GTO questions are best directed to the 64-65 GTO Forum.

64-65 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH - PY Online Forums

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