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1953 Pathfinder windshield and windshield trim installation


My buddy is trying to re-install the windshield and stainless trim in his '53 Pathfinder.  The upper part looks just like the upper part of the '55-'57 chevs I see on youtube - meaning the stainless trim gets installed before the windshield is put into the car.  On the Chevies, it looks like the bottom trim pieces are installed after the windshield is in place, and are held in place with clips and screws.

On the Pontiac, the bottom stainless trim is the same as the upper trim, which makes me think both the top & bottom sections need to be in place before the windshield is roped into the windshield frame.  Is this true? Or does the bottom trim go on after the windshield is installed, like the tri-5 chevs?  If it gets installed after, is there a trick to feeding it in without bending the stainless?

Same question for the corner pieces on the bottom.  Do they get installed before or after the windshield is roped into place?

I searched for a video, but did not find one for the early Pontiacs.  If anyone knows of one, I'd sure appreciate it if you could point me in the right direction. 

 

Wes



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Hi Wes, hope this helps. Gayne.

 

1949-1954 Chevrolet Shop Manual - Windscreen Installation

 

1949-1954 Chevrolet Shop Manual - Windscreen Installation

 

 



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Gayne

Yes, that helps a lot. The directions confirm what I suspected from looking at the window, gasket & trim - the glass, gasket & all the trim get installed into the window frame at the same time. I think an few extra hands might be in order, but I couldn't see any other way of getting the trim on. Wish us luck.

Thank you very much!


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Update;

We managed to get the windshield, gasket & all the stainless trim installed, without cracking the glass, on the '53 Pathfinder following the instructions provided. We used liberal doses of spray silicon lube, and just took our time.

Thanks again Gayne!

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No worries, glad to help.



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1960 Pontiac Laurentian (Restored)

1960 Pontiac Laurentian (Restored)

1960 Pontiac Laurentian (Under Restoration)

1950 Chevorolet Deluxe

1942 C15 Chevrolet (Puddle Jumper)

1939 Hudson Sedan 112

1939 Hudson Coupe 112

1975 Leyland Mini

1974 Jaguar XJ6L

 

 

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