Removing trim around windows - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-20-2008, 11:30 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: South Africa
Age: 56
Posts: 6
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Removing trim around windows

Hi guys,
I need to remove the trims around the front and rear windows/windscreens of a '80 Mustang. I do not want to force it off ending in some broken clips and damaged strips. Can somone please advise how this is done or maybe a good website for reference.
Thanks,
Daan

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2008, 07:14 AM
forestrytodd's Avatar
Official Hotrod Forester
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Moss Bluff, LA
Posts: 75
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
There is a little flat tool that is used like a pry bar to pop it loose. Look for one at the local parts store.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2008, 07:52 AM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Abbotsford, B.C, Canada
Age: 50
Posts: 180
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
RE: Removing trim around windows

Hi Forestrytodd is right and its only a couple bucks but depending on the clips(plastic or steel) you may break some anyways, if they are steel alot of the time there rusted and broken, but there cheap to, so maybe you might want to pick them up at the parts store to, might save ya time running back. TROY
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2008, 07:53 AM
chappell's Avatar
Body man
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Waynesboro, Pa
Age: 22
Posts: 44
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Napa sells them cheap. Well. Cheaper then new trip and clips lol
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2008, 08:08 AM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 13,198
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,336
Thanked 1,166 Times in 1,028 Posts
Get the tool, however, most of these clips these days are plastic and have deteriorated to some degree. I is just about a guarantee you will break a number of them.

The clips are available, so this shouldn't be a problem.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2008, 11:21 AM
Bryan59EC's Avatar
Car? Truck? Who Cares
 

Last journal entry: First week of December
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Age: 54
Posts: 2,367
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 21 Times in 19 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by forestrytodd
There is a little flat tool that is used like a pry bar to pop it loose. Look for one at the local parts store.
Bear in mind that this tool is designed to release the clip from the moulding--
--not to pry the moulding off.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2008, 12:34 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: South Africa
Age: 56
Posts: 6
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryan59EC
Bear in mind that this tool is designed to release the clip from the moulding--
--not to pry the moulding off.
Is it at all possible to post a pic or two of the tool so I can at least get an idea what it looks like. I am in a fairly remote town here in South Africa and do not have access to tools like this, I think. So the next best thing will have to do...a homemade tool!!

Thanks for all the advise so far fellas

Cheers,
Daan
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2008, 08:04 PM
DRS50's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: Frame Progress
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Age: 58
Posts: 203
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
hey Dean here is link to a article on how to remove and a picture of the tool.

Don

http://links.vintage-mustang.com/FAQ...w_removal.html
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 03-22-2008, 04:00 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: South Africa
Age: 56
Posts: 6
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hi Don,
Fantastic, I am sure a can fabricate something similar. Will give it a try and hope for the best.
Thanks for the help
Daan
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 03-22-2008, 06:00 AM
DRS50's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: Frame Progress
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Age: 58
Posts: 203
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
You'r welcome,Glad to help, good luck on the project.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Removing Windows black66 Body - Exterior 15 06-04-2011 09:07 AM
Removing vent windows DanTwoLakes General Rodding Tech 1 08-24-2007 08:02 PM
removing the wing windows 4 good juggernuant Interior 3 03-02-2006 01:47 PM
Any tips on how to trim around non-opening windows hemi43 Interior 3 01-28-2006 08:41 AM
Removing Windshield Trim Juans55Olds Body - Exterior 1 09-18-2003 10:07 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.