Hardtop trim

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Hardtop trim

Post by ard126k » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:45 am

I'm just getting the GTC hardtop ready for fitting and I'm having a bit of bother with the textured trim strip that runs round at the base below the windows.. It's a plastic moulding with a wide C shape (best way I can describe it) which fits over an ally profile with ears above and below that's riveted to the body. Of course the plastic moulding has hardened over the years and it's unwilling to snap over the ally profile. I've tried pushing it along the ally but friction defeats me, even with some grease to help! Any more bright ideas?
Alex.


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Hardtop trim

Post by scimjim » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:21 pm

Do you have a heat gun (or steal the wife’s hair dryer while she isn’t looking :D :D ) - might soften enough to manipulate the plastic?


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Hardtop trim

Post by ard126k » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:33 am

Thanks Jim the heat gun did help but in the end I had to use welding clamp pliers (suitably padded) to 'pop' one side of the plastic over the alloy.
Alex.


1971 SE5 1977 SE6a 1982 GTC

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