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Windshield molding removal and glass channel question.


How difficult is it to remove the windshield molding on a 65 B Body. Never done it, and I don't want to damage any of it.

It's going to have to all come off the Laurentian, and the glass will be coming out front and back for the dreaded channel repair. It's in rough shape. Even after what appears to have been a windshield replacement, along with a ton of butyl caulk, it still leaks. No point in passing it over. It has to be done.

While I won't really know all until the glass it out and everything is cleaned up, does anyone have any suggestions as to how the lower channel can be repaired DIY? I have a nice mig, it's just fabbing the sections that will be tough.



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I can look into the body shop that did my Impala. They sourced a dash section from the US.
Might be easier that making sections.
Needed to break it down into the 3 pieces in order to install it as the factory would have.
Got lots of photos is that is a help.

They always have about 4 classics waiting for restoration.

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Not hard at all to remove the trim. Just need a windshield trim removal tool.

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The trim has a small rolled edge at the channel edge that catches on the clips. Slide tool in between glass and trim, locate clip, press down on the trim, catch the edge of the clip with tool and pry away from the chanel slightly and trim should release. Repeat as necessary. Swearing optional when encountering an over exuberance of sealer.



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Thanks Guys,

Cliff, I have seen the repop cowl that OER makes, but I can't stomach 450 cdn, plus shipping a double oversize part.



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The more I read about this, the more I'm inclined to just make my own repair pieces. I thinking about buying a small sheet metal brake, and a shrinker/stretcher from princess auto.

Probably just do the lower channel in 12" sections. From the initial look tonight with the trim off, it appears only the lower horizontal section that is rusted. The pillars look good. The car appears to possibly have the original windshield as well. It has the LOF stamp in lower passenger side. Even the sealer sides and top look factory, although someone has attempted to seal the bottom.



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I actually had a long sheet of metal an mad it in one piece. Made cardboard pattern first, welded up then welded in. Very fiddly.



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I used a spare cowling I had. The curve is a match.I also did it in sections but, yes, very fiddly

Thats a 65 strato wagon.I totally recognize your rust



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