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Bill

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Removing Mouldings....
« on: April 16, 2008, 03:21:51 PM »

Ok so how to remove the mouldings without adding to my work load, i.e. I don't wanna bend them,?  Also how to remove the window trim.   Don't get me wrong I've done it before...  just wasn't able to put it back on my vechicle...
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008, 03:52:20 PM »

Veewwwy carefully..
It is best to refer to your FSM,but I can expand by memory...
The lower rocker trim;remove screws that are facing the ground into the rockers,gently pull out a wee bit than pull up towards the door.
DO NOT PRY OPEN THE TRIM FROM THE TOP.THIS WILL BEND THE TRIM AND BREAK THE CLIPS
Been there..done that.
The windshield trim;
Open the doors and undo the tabs holding the lower windshiled trim.
Remove the wiper arms (optional)
Pry up on the trim and it will pop up.Do a little bit at a time so not to bend the crap out of it.
Next,the top piece across the windshield;
This is where it gets tricky.You will need two flat screw drivers-one to press down on the clip and the other to pop the trimm off.
Feel around under the trim for the clips.Mark where they are.
I usually start on one end and work my way to the other.
Forcing the trim can wreck it.
Then remove the sides using the same technique.
Using a good light and peeking under the trim can help locate the clips.
Do not pry up hard on the trim,it can bend easily
CBarge2008-04-16 20:55:23
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2008, 05:08:18 PM »


I would buy a plastic wedge tool from your local tool truck (I got mine from Cornwell tools) so you can gently work trim off with the power of a wedge. The white teflon like plastic won't mar anything. Another great tool was the vinyl siding removal tool I found at a hardware store. It has a 1" wide blade with a tightly rolled "J" hook on the end that can be wiggled under trim and pull sideways and up, disengaging the clips.

I bought the Sideswiper 2  shown here:

http://www.industrialladder.com/productDetails.do;jsessionid=E868D6593054AA954BA7D358BF4465E5?productID=3201&categoryID=65

The plastic tools are available in different styles here:

http://www.cornwelltools.com/OnlineCatalog/Body%20Service%20Tools/310doorwindshile.html



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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2008, 06:39:03 PM »

all i can say is bee careful(VERY CAREFUL) i broke all the clips on mine.(all of them) the tools are a great way to remove them

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