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22mafeja
Posted 2020-09-24 3:18 AM (#603540 - in reply to #546210)
Subject: RE: 1956 Imperial Coupe


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I think this stage of a restoration is a nightmare. Whatever car I have restored (ford , gm, mopar) it has always been difficult to get the rear and front glass stainless to sit properly.
Especially the type with the pocket in which the stainlee should slide. I have glued , made own clips etc...
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57burb
Posted 2020-09-24 8:52 AM (#603541 - in reply to #603540)
Subject: Re: 1956 Imperial Coupe



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On my '57, there were specific clip shapes needed for every location. I think the lower windshield used three different clips. Are yours all the same? If not, re-check the position.

Also, would it be possible to install the trim over the clip side first, then use a tool to get the gasket under the other side?

It is nerve wracking working on top of fresh paint, and I bet your lower back is a little sore too. Part of the fun!

Edited by 57burb 2020-09-24 8:54 AM
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jboymechanic
Posted 2020-09-24 9:40 PM (#603563 - in reply to #546210)
Subject: Re: 1956 Imperial Coupe



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As far as I can tell, all of the clips appear to be universal across the front of the car. I actually used some fasteners from a '57/'58 Chrysler for my rear windshield trim, I did have to do some grinding to them but the worked well. I might try something similar here, but the original clips are extremely hard to find for this car. Glad to know that at least it's not just me...
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