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Is there a trick to removing the lower windshield trim. 1965 B Sedan?


So today I was able to remove the sides and upper windshield trim on the 65 Laurentian, easily.

The lower I just don't get. The clips are not like the top and sides. Is there a trick? Must the cowl cover come off?

Any advice appreciated.

Thanks, Mark



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Nevermind.

I got it. wiper arms off. 6 Phillips screws and the cowl comes off, exposing 8 - 1/4" clip bolts that retain the trim.

2 - 1/4" clip bolts at the lower pillars are gotten with the doors open.

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Oh now we get to view the remains!

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Busy Bee Tools has that English wheel on sale at 149.00 Mount easily in vise or bench I posted this up a few months ago and a couple of members bought one Maybe they can chime in.

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cdnpont wrote:

Nevermind.

I got it. wiper arms off. 6 Phillips screws and the cowl comes off, exposing 8 - 1/4" clip bolts that retain the trim.

2 - 1/4" clip bolts at the lower pillars are gotten with the doors open.

Cheers.


 How bad is it......?



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I think likely much the entire lower section. I'll know more when the glass comes out, but you can see the perforation line in spots from under the dash. Sides and top look very good though.

I thought about simply sealing it all up, but it makes no sense to go forward without doing it. It'll eventually leak again anyways. The back glass will also have to come out, the corners are pooched and leaking. So who knows how far that damage goes. I'm anxious to find out.

 



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When I repaired the windshield channel in that black 66 Grand Parisienne that Tom bought from me I used the back of a Roadmaster hood. I cut the top of the hood right at the back about an inch or so of the top of the hood. This gives you a flat piece of steel with a perfect curve in it that sits perfectly in that windshield channel and repairs what I would call the back of the channel. Its kind of hard to explain but this would be the piece that the bottom inch or so of the windshield seals up against on the back side of the windshield. Does that make sense? 



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Yes it does. That is a good idea Carl. I might look for something similar.

Basically, I see the channel as 3 sections coming together and being spot welded.

 - On the bottom, you have the firewall section. Comes up and turns up and in matching the glass angle.

- Middle, you have the wiper cowl. Comes up and back, turns down then back up matching the glass angle.

- Then you have the dash or inside section. Comes up, then turns down overlapping the 2 previous sec

Does this stack seem right?

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Yes it does, and the area I made yellow is the piece I repaired with the back of the Roadmaster hood. If you can find something like that it saves you a bunch of time cutting out a piece the right shape. It came up about 3" short on each end from what I recall but that was easy to make those end pieces.

 

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