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03-19-2013 01:29 PM
gto_ron
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

regards

Ron
03-19-2013 08:19 AM
tech69 what a great tip.!
03-19-2013 06:02 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
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.
Just something I learned here...
03-18-2013 08:31 PM
norm.jager
1965 GTO remove exterior trim

Hi brian,

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

Norm
03-16-2013 09:21 AM
tech69 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.
03-16-2013 08:51 AM
MARTINSR 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


Brian
03-16-2013 08:49 AM
MARTINSR 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.

Brian
03-16-2013 08:44 AM
norm.jager
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

Norm
02-28-2013 08:45 AM
tech69
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
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.
02-27-2013 08:50 PM
norm.jager Thanks Brian, that sounds like good advice

Norm
02-24-2013 09:28 PM
MARTINSR 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.

Brian
02-24-2013 09:05 PM
norm.jager
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

Norm
02-19-2013 10:15 AM
tech69 if they are rusted the seam under the seam sealer in the gutter is probably rusted too. So if you plan on drip checking the drip rail then have a close look at that first. Is it rusty? Will digging out the seam sealer and cleaning it up be a lot easier with the moulding off?

I'm currently working at a snail's pace on a 65 Mustang, I do this work for a living, and have no plans on removing the drip rail mouldings. It's not a full restoration and the mouldings are pretty clean so I taped them off. Sure I can take them off but it's more work and I'd rather save that energy for the work I get paid to do. Then again, drip rail mouldings aren't very hard, but you have to know how much little force it can take to distort them. Then again, I recently saw the shop guru take one off recently with a small slide hammer and it came off with no damage.
02-18-2013 08:47 PM
norm.jager Brian and others

Thanks for the advice, I watched the video and read the posts. Now I need to think about removing that trim. I will post my next steps.

Thanks again

Norm
02-17-2013 09:43 AM
MARTINSR I just like to look at helping people with all different skill levels, you know what I mean? If someone is doing a nice driver at home, removing those mouldings may not be needed to reach their expectations while removing them may be out of their league and leaving them there though not perfect is much better than having them bent up without the place to get them repaired. Heck, I have seen them removed where they were simply not repairable. We know that we wouldn't do that but not everyone who reads these posts can do that. And not only the OP, who else comes along and reads this?

I think it's our responsibility to give all the advice needed for a home hobbiest to enjoy restoring his car, if that includes a warning to not do something, I feel it's appropriate as much as the best advice on how to do it properly. I remember how many of use pulled off the first set without damage? I know I didn't! I fixed it but bent it pulling it off. And I can fix them, I do stainless repair so it wasn't a big deal. But man o man they are not easy to get off without damage.

Brian
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