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Offline kammertime

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windshield and rear window molding clips
« on: October 07, 2016, 04:18:41 PM »
Would it be better to use the original clips or are there good reproductions available ? 1969 fastback.

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Offline J_Speegle

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Re: windshield and rear window molding clips
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2016, 06:39:38 PM »
I prefer to reuse originals if they are not cracked or deformed. There must be a dozen different sizes, lengths and so on if you go the replacement direction. Sometimes these com in handy if your having problems refitting the trim but I try and use the originals first then work from there. Just me :)
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Re: windshield and rear window molding clips
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2016, 08:38:16 PM »
I highly recommend that you test fit your moldings before installing the glass.  That way there are no surprises when it all goes back together.  The moldings are not adjustable once they are locked into the clip. 
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Offline kammertime

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Re: windshield and rear window molding clips
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2016, 08:54:25 PM »
Are the front and rear clips the same on a 69 sports roof ?

Offline 1967 eight barrel

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Re: windshield and rear window molding clips
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2016, 06:00:42 AM »
I highly recommend that you test fit your moldings before installing the glass.  That way there are no surprises when it all goes back together.  The moldings are not adjustable once they are locked into the clip.
Nice to know that.. <snicker> Found out the hard way.
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Offline ruppstang

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Re: windshield and rear window molding clips
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2016, 09:49:47 AM »
My dad bought reproductions for his 68. They had so little spring tension that they would not even hold the molding. I went to my stash and got originals and after cleaning up the big mess installed them. The moldings went on perfectly.

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Re: windshield and rear window molding clips
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2016, 06:05:04 PM »
Are the front and rear clips the same on a 69 sports roof ?

Maybe, according to the 1969 assembly manual.
Front - all body styles - C7AB-6242413-?
Rear - Body 63 - C7AB-6242413-C.
Rear - Body 65 - C9ZB-6542413-?
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